words // Brandon Richard
via Press Release
Last February, the team here at Sole Collector had the honor of partnering up with the Jordan Brand and Dave White for the first Air Jordan Retro 1 DW auction project. The American flag-inspired kicks were one of the bigger sneaker news items from All-Star Weekend, raising $23,000 for the Jordan Brand's WINGS for the Future program. White also took on the role of mentor to several kids at LA-based Inglewood High School.
Once again, White and the Jordan Brand have teamed up, churning out this new Air Jordan Retro 1 High DW. This pair features the iconic Air Jordan Black/Sport Red-White-Cement colorway, turning up the dial with the addition of elephant print on the forefoot lace strap. What truly stands out on the shoe is Dave's trademark paint splatter technique and brush strokes.
“The absolute intent was to make something that actually looked animated and dynamic, explosive and alive even when standing still. I wanted the shoe to almost look like it had been dipped in paint and is exploding with energy,” said White.
Four design options were created for this shoe, each brought alive with expressive elements. Beyond the eye-catching design, there are smaller details that White thinks sneakerheads will appreciate the most.
“As people see them in the flesh all the little touches that make them special will unveil themselves. The use of artist grade canvas on the tongue, textured paint printed onto white upper, the laces and sock liners with the stitched wings logo and the box really is the icing on the cake.”
Additionally, the Jordan Brand put together a Jordan 1 DW WINGS crew t-shirt to commemorate the release.
Look for the Dave White Air Jordan Retro 1 to hit retail spots in North America, Europe and China on Saturday, February 11th. In celebration of All-Star Week and the WINGS program, another run will be released on Friday, February 24th.