At first glance, the duo appears to be a Frankenstein-esque mashup; however, Chris Gibbs, for this collaborative effort, wanted to a take a design approach that would elicit an emotional response. Allusions to Michael Jordan’s rookie year — alongside incorporating aesthetics referencing the long history AJ1 iterations — appear throughout. A worn-in look has been fostered, as the sneakers feature: nubuck Swoosh, thicker leather, yellowed midsole, exposed foam and curled edges. Additional accents from the graphics printed on insole and tissue paper and the larger-than-normal “WINGS” logo pays tribute to the shoe’s legacy.
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- Eddie Lee/HYPEBEAST
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