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Nike SB Air Jordan 1 OG Defiant Shoes

The court, street and skate legend that is the Nike Air Jordan 1 initially released in 1985. It immediately became synonymous with skateboarding following endorsements from icons of the time (including the likes of Lance Mountain and Bryce Kanights) as it answered the needs of vert skaters in the late eighties who sought greater ankle support and impact cushioning. It’s because of this that the OG Air Jordan 1 silhouette was chosen to celebrate the coveted relationship between basketball and skateboarding.

The latest collaboration pays homage to two sets of paralleled cities in Jordan Brand and skateboarding history; ­Los Angeles & Chicago and Paris & New York.

While skateboarding history is prevalent between the two former cities, their transcending love of basketball is also shown through some iconic colours. White leather detailing finishes the toe box and lateral panels, while a contrasting purple and gold overlay surrounds the ankle and swoosh to reflect the uniform of the LA Lakers. However through wear, the Chicago Bulls influence becomes evident with court purple being replaced by a sharp red and the gold is swapped out for a contrasting black for a worn-in finish.

New York to Paris offers more of a skate focused aesthetic, dressed in subtle hues perfect for summer. The tonal finish includes a bone grey and sail upper which is aimed to represent New York’s grittiness, with darker hints of black on the swoosh and raised collar. Paris’ vibrancy shines through with the underneath exposing a light crimson tint with a hyper pink detailing replacing the black.

A collaboration in terms of design has also been featured, a combination of Nike Air technology and the signature SB Zoom Air sockliner offers unrivalled impact resistance whether you’re on the court or on the board. The raised collar offered a resolution for the ramp skaters of decades gone but it continues to suit contemporary needs with essential ankle support. Finally a signature circular tread on the outsole offers both great boardfeel and traction with every step.

This collaboration is another addition to the long intertwined history of the two sports, and the SB x AJI “Defiant 1” is certain to represent a milestone in both basketball and skate culture.


Please read carefully for purchase details:

Due to the limited numbers of the Nike SB Air Jordan 1 OG Defiant Shoes we are making the shoe available via our Releases.flatspot.com site here on a Raffle to purchase basis.

Draw opens on Thursday 23rd May at 16:00PM (BST) and closes Friday 24th May at 08:00AM (BST).

  • Limited to one pair per style per person. Available to UK and EU residents only.
  • Please make separate orders if you wish to enter the draw for both styles.  Orders with more than one style will be cancelled and not counted. 

Winners will be chosen at 08:00AM (BST) on Friday 24th May at the official product release time and we will aim to confirm both successful and unsuccessful entries within three hours. 

More information is available on the product pages and also here: About Releases.flatspot