BMX pro Nigel Sylvester has been doing his thing with Nike for over a decade, helping to bolster the brand's 6.0 category and even releasing his own "S.O.M.P." Dunk High in 2014. This year, he's taking it up a notch with his first-ever Jordan Brand collaboration.
Announced by the biker himself earlier this week during the NYC screening of his latest "GO" clip, the Nigel Sylvester x Air Jordan 1 High OG will reportedly release in September.
According to ZSneakerheadz, the sneaker will don a "Sail/Varsity Red/Reflect Silver/White" colorway with blocking reminiscent of the "Chicago" Air Jordan 1. Based on the mockup, the sneaker will combine sail and red on its upper with white accents and a reflective Swoosh.
Check back soon for more updates on these as the date draws closer.
UPDATE (08/13): Nigel Sylvester has taken to Instagram to give the first official look at his upcoming Air Jordan 1 collaboration. The pair appears different from previous mock-ups and features a cream-colored leather upper to simulate age, black nylon tongue, and red branding. As an added touch, a mini Swoosh is stitched on the lateral toe as well. Scuffs can also be seen on the heel, toe, and ankle area, although it's not clear if these are pre-distressed details or wear from Sylvester's personal use.
UPDATE (08/14): Official images have been unveiled of Nigel Sylvester's upcoming Air Jordan 1 collab. These new photos give a closer look at the pre-distressed markings across the upper, as well as a first look at the "JORDAN BIKING CO., EST. 2017" branding stamped in white on the inner ankle collar, and a reflective medial Swoosh.
UPDATE (08/17): Jordan Brand confirms a Saturday, Sept. 1 launch date for Nigel Sylvester's Air Jordan 1.
The brand also took the BMX pro through his old stomping grounds for a photo shoot, which includes new detailed shots of the sneakers. In an interview, Sylvester talks wearing Jordan 1s while biking growing up, the design process behind the sneakers, and what it felt like to hand-deliver his collaboration to his mom. Read the full article here.
UPDATE (08/27): After weeks of teasers and surprise releases, official images of Nigel Sylvester's Air Jordan 1 collaboration have finally been revealed. The pair's launch is still set for Saturday, Sept. 1.
Nigel Sylvester x Air Jordan 1 High OG
Release Date: 09/01/18
Color: Sail/Varsity Red-Reflect Silver-White
Style #: BV1803-106