words // Brennan Hiro Williams
Rumors of an Air Jordan 1 x Nike SB collaboration resurfaced last week, suggesting a release coinciding with Nike SB's 10th anniversary.
Further details emerged today via N-SB and the twitter account of Dom DeLuca (Brooklyn Projects), revealing that a campaign is in place that will kick off with the February release of the upcoming film, Bones Brigade: An Autobiography.
The above photo by J. Grant Brittain, taken in 1987 during the filming of Powell-Peralta's The Search For Animal Chin, shows Bones Brigade members Steve Caballero, Mike McGill and Lance Mountain all skating the original Air Jordan 1 (with Tony Hawk appearing in Vans). As the story goes, the production crew sought to replace the beat-up shoes of the young cast, and were unable to find a solution with the skate shoe brands of the time. A connection at Nike sent over a shipment of the Jordan 1 to the Animal Chin set, leading to several swoosh sightings throughout the film.
25 years later, will we see an official Air Jordan 1 skate shoe? Stay tuned to Sole Collector for updates.