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The Nike JA 1 Rises In A Clean White/Black/Grey Mix

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Following their 20-point win against the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night, Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies have definitively locked up the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference for the second-straight postseason. And with the official release of his first signature silhouette with The Swoosh set to debut in the coming weeks, the upcoming months could treat us to a number of disparate color combos, such as this “Light Smoke Grey” effort.

From opposing tongue tabs to flip-flopped quarter overlays, the Nike Ja 1 has indulged in a mismatched aesthetic throughout each of its previewed colorways. Casting minute detail changes like flipping the colors of the heel’s #12 or rendering its upper in conflicting shades, the pictured ensemble falls somewhere in the middle of balancing its every-other palette as blank white hues consume both the feet’s mesh uppers. Elsewhere, the remainder of the tooling resides exclusively in incongruity.

Contrasting its cloud-like introduction, the right foot looks toward a midnight black to line the heel tab, sock liner and laces while medium grey hues envelop the autographed foxing, aglets and continuous Swoosh. Dipping its mid-foot lockdown system in an ever-so-light grey, an Off-White midsole interrupts the color-matched baby blue tread and full-length mudguard. As for the left, the first appearance of “Smoke Grey” anchors the nylon liner and leather quarter whereas the laces and tread mirror the neutral greyscale tincture with the mid-foot Check coming dipped in a glaring pitch-black. In closing, hits of “Goldenrod” come darkened and illuminated with a finishing titular touch along the tongue tabs and heel embroidery.

While no release date information has been shared just yet, in the meantime enjoy a first look at the Nike Ja 1 “Light Smoke Grey” below while we await further drop details.

In other news from underneath the Nike Inc. banner, official imagery of the Air Jordan 13 “Black Flint” recently surfaced.

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UPDATE (07/27/2023):
Official images have been updated. (GS)
UPDATE (07/20/2023):
A release date has been scheduled for August 11th, 2023.
Nike Ja 1
Release Date: Aug 11th, 2023 (Friday)
Color: White/Light Smoke Grey-Black-Phantom-Light Bone-Photon Dust
Mens: $110 Style Code: DR8785-100
Asia: $110 Style Code: DR8786-100

Grade School: $90

Style Code: DX2294-101

Photos: yankeekicks