Basketball culture has deep roots in Bejing, so Nike
and Jordan Brand
are celebrating the love of hoops in China’s capital city with a new Air Foamposite One
and two fresh takes on the Air Jordan 1 Low
. Awash in bright colors and traditional motifs, all three silhouettes are a vibrant homage to Bejing’s impact on basketball and the game’s global — or galactic — nature.
One is the star of the show, dressing its synthetic beetle-inspired shell with a nebula-style print that blends red, green, purple, yellow and blue. This base is awash in a silver smorgasbord of wide-reaching accents, which range from traditional Chinese dragons and clouds to new-jack Nike Basketball
illustrations like hand-drawn Swooshes. Scaly black leather eyestays ramp up the luxury and provide a physical nod to the aforementioned dragon motifs, also adding a faux mathematical equation on the right shoe’s medial forefoot for a humorous touch. Heels put forth glimmering green graphics, and the look is completed by speckled black carbon fiber midfoot plates plus glow-in-the-dark outsoles.
Meanwhile, the duo of low-cut Air Jordan 1
s hold their weight as well. The men’s pair mixes a white quarter and black snakeskin overlays with a toebox print that looks like it was pulled from a globe. Astral lightning details on the Swoosh and heel call to mind images of Pigalle
‘s recent Converse collaborations
. Meanwhile, the women’s pair serves up an entirely white base and black snakeskin Swooshes. All its overlays are dressed in a slighly lighter-toned outer space print for a more uniform look. Both pairs are completed by ball-and-wings heel logos, white midsoles and glow-in-the-dark outsoles.
These Foamposite Ones and Air Jordan 1 Lows are set to release on Nike SNKRS China
come May 23. The Foamposite is priced at ¥1749 CNY (approximately $246 USD) and each Air Jordan 1 Low arrives at ¥849 CNY (approximately $120 USD).