Words: Dan Sandison
Nike continues to blur boundaries between its various sporting divisions with an offering of football boots in the style of iconic Jordan brand silhouettes and colourways.
The latest cross-sport collection from the Oregon-based brand, hot on the heels of their introduction of American football jerseys last year and their work with Paris Saint-Germain on a special Champions League kit, sees sought-after Jordan silhouettes reinterpreted as football boots.
The four OG colourways of the legendary basketball shoe series, including MJ’s OG Jordan 1 “Bred” design which cost him $5,000 in fines every time he wore them on court. Flaunting the "uniformity of uniform rule" set by the NBA (“A player must wear shoes that not only matched their uniforms, but matched the shoes worn by their teammates”) Nike just paid the fines for the greatest basketball player ever, no questions asked. That shoe is rejuvenated here with a Lunarlon sole, Nike’s patented arch beam propulsion system, and the all-important addition of studs.
The release is aimed squarely at the American football market and are probably of not much actual use for playing a match, obviously, but will almost certainly attract attention from collectors across Europe. They’re priced at between $115 USD and $125 USD and are available now from Nike.com.
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