Anytime DJ Khaled is involved in the unveiling of a new Air Jordan, you know it's going to be good. After making headlines in September with his new Jordan 3s, Khaled is back to help Miami boutique SoleFly debut its newest collab.
Khaled took to Instagram last night where he was joined by SoleFly co-founder—and Michael Jordan's brother-in-law—Carlos Prieto. In the brief clip, Khaled and Prieto show off two SoleFly x Air Jordan 1s, although from the sounds of things, only one pair will be releasing to the public.
First up is a leather-based Jordan 1 with familiar color blocking reminiscent of the sneaker's "Shattered Backboard" colorway. But instead of black, this version uses a dark green which clashes with orange for a Miami Hurricanes-flavored take on the model. Extra details include stamped logos at the heel, custom tongue tags, and an oversized metal Jumpman hangtag.
In addition to the standard leather pair, there's also a patent leather version, which Khaled says is limited to just 23 pairs. This iteration combines a black and dark green patent upper with a bright orange Swoosh on the medial side.
According to a post from SoleFly co-founder Danny Hidalgo, the store's Air Jordan 1 collaboration will be released to coincide with Art Basel 2018, which kicks off Dec. 6 from Miami.
UPDATE (11/20): DJ Khaled once again took to Instagram to show off the upcoming pairs of the SoleFly x Air Jordan 1. Each takes on a Miami Hurricanes-inspired color scheme and sports details like "305" and "MIA" written on the inner portion of the tongue tags. It also appears that the standard release version will come with a gold Jumpman keychain. The black patent leather iteration is the more limited of the two (only 23 total pairs) and features mismatched lateral and medial Swooshes.
UPDATE (11/26): As expected, SoleFly has announced a release date for its next Jordan collaboration coinciding with Art Basel in Miami Beach on Saturday, Dec. 8.
UPDATE (11/29): Ahead of the expected Saturday, Dec. 8 release date, SoleFly has shared a detailed look at both colorways of its Air Jordan 1 collaboration.