Jordan Brand is blowing up to new proportions this year. With hot new releases coming every week, JB has secured a collaboration with one of the hottest athletes around right now: Nigel Sylvester. The BMX phenom will release a special AJ1 this August.
Nigel Sylvester is not the most run-of-the-mill athlete. The professional BMX rider has taken a very unconventional path to stardom, using social media platforms like Instagram and Youtube to share his unique riding videos. His start as a professional came when he was just 18 years old, working with legendary BMX rider Dave Mirra on an early DVD. Soon, Nigel was signing endorsement contracts with brands like Beats, New Era, and Nike. Nigel Sylvester’s first collaboration with Nike is a piece of history. Working with Nike SB, he helped to create his own unique colorway of the legendary Dunk High, one of the worlds most famous skate silhouettes. This collaboration marked the first time that the SB team worked with a BMX rider, a big step for Nike. Now, Nigel is taking on another iconic skate/BMX shoe: the Air Jordan 1.
The Nigel Sylvester x Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG is a brilliant new color scheme for the timeless silhouette. The smooth leather upper is largely dyed in Nike’s signature Sail color, an off-white hue broken up by darker stain-like marks around the sneaker to show wear and tear. Some of the detailing around the shoe like laces and the large Swoosh comes in white, while others, like a mini Swoosh added to the toe box, are made to match the main upper. The tongue and inner lining come in black, while red detailing around the shoe completes the look.
NIGEL SYLVESTER X AIR JORDAN 1 HIGH OG NRG “BMX” RELEASE INFORMATION
Nigel Sylvester’s first project with Jordan Brand was recently officially announced for release on August 22nd, 2018. The cream-colored pair will carry the standard $160 retail price and launch from both Nike and select retailers. While numbers are already expected to be limited, demand for this brilliant colorway is likely to be high and hard to secure a pair. Check out the early images below for a better look, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more information on where to score some.
Nigel Sylvester x Air Jordan 1 High OG
Release Date: August 22nd, 2018
Color: Sail/Varsity Red-Reflect Silver-White
Style Code: BV1803-106