T Singapore: The New York Times Style Magazine|July 2020
Through a career that spanned two decades, Michael Jordan accomplished record-breaking feats on the basketball court, and is now recognised as one of the most influential people of colour in the world. The former Chicago Bulls member is equally known for revolutionising the sneaker business — in 1984, his ability to perform a slam dunk from a leap as far as the free-throw line earned him the moniker “Air Jordan,” a nickname that went on to spawn a historic line of Nike sneakers of the same name, made originally for him. The Air Jordan shoes, released in several silhouettes and colourways, have had sneakerheads vying for the most covetable pairs for as long as they have been on the resale market.
As part of the Dior Men Fall ’20 menswear collection, the Jordan brand partners with the French luxury house to release a limited-edition Air Jordan 1, dubbed the “Air Jordan 1 High OG Dior,” with a campaign fronted by the American rapper (and one of the world’s biggest sneaker collaborators), Travis Scott. The shoes are characterised by Dior Oblique swooshes, and a specific colourway of white with accents of light Dior grey, soled by a translucent shade of sky blue.
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