Is the Air Jordan 1's Legacy Being Ruined?

The 'Full Size Run' boys discuss the Flyknit and Off-White versions.


Among the biggest sneaker-related stories to make rounds as of late were the unveiling of the rumored Air Jordan 1 Flyknit and Virgil Abloh's upcoming Off-White x Air Jordan 1 collaboration. While sneaker newcomers appear to be open to the idea of seeing the original Air Jordan undergo various transformations, some purists claim that these attempts to cross over into modern fashion are only ruining the iconic sneaker's legacy. Our own Rich "Maze" Lopez and Brendan Dunne opened up the debate for both shoes on the latest episode of Full Size Run.

"Flyknit is the next, or has been, the next generation of upper material. The Jordan 1 was the next generation of basketball performance back in 1985, so this marriage, to me, at least makes sense," Lopez said in defense of the heavily-ridiculed Air Jordan 1 Flyknit.

Continuing, the two tackled the Abloh-designed Off-White collab, which may be the most daring take on the Jordan 1 to date.

"I like the fact that they kinda let him run wild with it," said Dunne about the Off-White Air Jordan 1. "This is not a simple colorway. Look at how different this thing looks. It's got the very literal applications and text on it, which we've seen elsewhere in the past. I'm a fan of this."

Additionally, Lopez and Dunne tackled the Nike ACG KMTR, holiday Air Jordan 11 retros, Pharrell x Adidas Tennis Hu, Nike's Breaking2 event and of course, the Big Baller Brand ZO2. Watch Episode 4 of Full Size Run above and be sure to like Sole Collector on Facebook for future live videos, giveaways and unboxings.