There is an entire story dedicated to the Nigel Sylvester Air Jordan 1 on the Air.Jordan.com site that I’ll invite you to read if you are interested in the story behind the shoes. They feature a hand-distressed, pre-aged flip of the original red, black and white AJ1. Here is a portion of Nigel Sylvester interview
The main inspiration was a pair of Shadow 1s that I rode in for months. Man, I loved them. They are definitely well worn-in. I’ve taken several bike trips with them and filmed a lot of clips in those joints.
Frank was like, “Yo, send me those shoes.” He studied them and said, “These points on your shoe get beat up the most.” My bike has no brakes; my shoes are my brakes. I ride left foot forward, so my right foot usually acts as my brake. It gets a lot of damage back in the heel area, because it’s closest to my back wheel and frame.visit AIR.JORDAN.COM for the full interview
Nigel Sylvester Air Jordan 1 Hi OG NRG
Style# BV1803-106, $160
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