The “Defiant” Air Jordan 1 Celebrates the Silhouette’s Rock ’n Roll History
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Model: Air Jordan 1 “Defiant”
Key Features: This pair takes the OG black/white colorway and flips it, adding a few subtle touches of color. A white leather base and black leather overlays are complemented by red stitching on the overlays, a bright yellow medial Swoosh, and red stitching that forms the outline of a Swoosh on the lateral side.
Release Date: July 27
Editor’s Notes: This Nike Air Jordan 1, dubbed “Defiant,” is a nod to the silhouette’s reputation as a go-to sneaker for rockstars back in the ’80s and ’90s. Much like it transcended basketball to become a mainstay in skate culture, the Air Jordan 1 was often seen on the feet of the likes of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers’ Flea and Anthony Kiedis, Dave Mustaine, and Slash to name a few. The red Swoosh on the lateral side is a nod to leather jacket’s red stitching details and removable patches, while the contrasting yellow Swoosh is a nod to ’80s album colors.
Check out the kicks above and stay tuned for detailed drop information come July 27.
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