This Is What an Air Jordan 1 x A Bathing Ape Collaboration Would Look Like

From an outsider’s perspective, the Air Jordan sneakers made famous on the NBA hardwood by Michael Jordan might not have much in common with iconic Japanese streetwear brand A Bathing Ape (aka Bape). However, the seemingly worlds-apart basketball shoes and camouflage-laden clothing brand are actually quite comparable. They’ve both been popular in streetwear circles for decades, and there’s a fair amount of crossover between fans of each brand. There’s also this custom Bape x Air Jordan 1, which was handcrafted by Canadian sneaker artist Jack the Ripper.

This custom sneaker merges the silhouette of the Air Jordan 1 — the first Jordan sneaker, originally released in 1985 — with Bape’s signature camouflage motif. It’s presented in the Air Jordan 1’s timeless black-red color scheme, which has been reconstructed with materials from Bape. Inside, the sneakers are lined with deerskin, and the tongue is adorned with custom Bape tags.

A Bathing Ape x Air Jordan 1 Custom
Jack the Ripper's A Bathing Ape x Air Jordan 1 custom features the Japanese streetwear brand's iconic camouflage motif.
CREDIT: Instagram

For the time being, it appears that these custom sneakers are a one-off creation, but you can find contact information and see Jack the Ripper’s other work on his website.

A Bathing Ape x Air Jordan 1 Custom
Jack the Ripper's A Bathing Ape x Air Jordan 1 custom features a deerskin liner and custom Bape branding.
CREDIT: Instagram

Want More?

Here’s What The Shoe Surgeon’s Latest Custom Air Jordan 1 ‘Chicago’ Will Cost You

The Shoe Surgeon’s Latest Custom Air Jordan 1 Is Swooshless

Customized Air Jordan VIII Sneakers Feature “Crying Jordan”

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content