Closer Look at the Air Jordan 1 Low OG “Doernbecher” Designed By Riddhi Mahajan
Multi-toned color-blocking and positive messages stand out on the kicks.
Nike officially announced its 2023 Doernbecher Freestyle XVIII Collection this past October. The annual capsule consists of inspiring and creative works from the likes of six young designers, one of which is Riddhi Mahajan who has put his own playful spin on the classic Air Jordan 1 Low OG. Tony Mui — Director Of Video at SoleSavy — is one of the individuals working alongside the OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital for the line’s rollout and he’s given us a detailed look at the pair.
Riddhi Mahajan did not hold back with the details for her special kicks. She employs a myriad of details and fabrics to formulate the upper such as angelic smooth leathers for the mid-foot, forest green nubuck for the throat and toe tips and grassy overlays across the forefoot. Uplifting messages are also written on the shoes, the quarters being emblazoned with “Radiate Positivity” in mismatching fonts over the Swooshes while the toe boxes feature a cursive “Brand New Day” around their perforations. The left shoe trades out its tongue Nike branding for a sun icon, and floral graphics arrive on the lateral parts of the heel. Additionally, the laces liven up the kicks even more by arriving with a multi-colored arrangement.
No release info has been announced yet, but you expect these to release sometime in the early half of 2023.
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