Hiroshi Fujiwara Teases Nike Air Ship & Air Jordan 1 Boxset

The first ever re-release of the storied Air Ship, accompanied by a new Air Jordan 1 colorway.

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fragment head and longtime Nike collaborator Hiroshi Fujiwara has unveiled a brand new pack consisting of the first ever Air Ship retro and an Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG. A style that Michael Jordan wore in the earliest days of his NBA career, the Air Ship holds a special place in Nike history. This is because its black and red colorway — not the Air Jordan 1 “Bred” — was in fact the silhouette “banned” by the NBA for not following color guidelines. Nike seized on the great marketing opportunity presented to them by the league, and the rest is history.

Over the past few years, the Ship has achieved near-mythical status among sneakerheads, thanks in part to the rise in popularity of the Air Jordan 1. Now, it’s set to capitalize on that lore as part of this two-pack debuted by Fujiwara. The sizable box that holds both shoes is split directly down the middle, with the Ship’s side featuring a blue and white grid print and the AJ1 side using a signature mix of black and red. When opened, the box is emblazoned with each shoe’s original release year on its respective side: 1984 for the Ship, 1985 for the AJ1.

Both colorways are a simple mix of white and red. The Ship’s palette directly references a PE style made for MJ himself, and features a crisp white leather base with red accents on the Swoosh, collar and outsole. Meanwhile, the Air Jordan 1 uses a white leather base like its compatriot but is more generous with the red accents, coating its overlays and Swooshes in the vivid tone. Although the palette is fresh, the colorblocking scheme is firmly familiar: it debuted back in 1985 on memorable OG makeups like the “UNC” and “White/Black.” A black ball-and-wings logo finalizes the look.

Early reports of a release in February 2020 — likely around NBA All-Star Weekend in Chicago — and a retail price of $350 USD have surfaced, but have yet to be confirmed. Stay tuned for updates as they’re available.

Elsewhere in the busy world of the Air Jordan 1, Dior recently unveiled its ultra-luxe collaborative iteration, priced at a handsome $2,000 USD.

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