Jordan Brand is paying homage to the city of Miami with two new colorways of the fan-favorite Air Jordan 1, expected to release exclusively at Miami Art Basel on Dec. 8. Miami Art Basel, one of the world’s great international art exhibitions, will take place at the Miami Beach Convention Center from Dec. 6 through Dec. 9.
With the help of frequent Jordan Brand collaborator and Miami-based sneaker boutique SoleFly, two pairs of the Jordan 1 have been created for the annual event. The shoes were first teased by Miami native DJ Khaled on Instagram thanks to a series of photos and videos taken by the music mogul.
One of the pairs boasts the color palette of the Miami Hurricanes, combining white, dark green and orange. The style strikingly resembles the highly coveted “Shattered Backboard” AJ1 colorway. The next pair is outfitted with a premium black and green patent leather upper that’s limited to only 23 pairs, according to Khaled himself. Both pairs feature Miami-specific branding throughout, including the 305 area code and “MIA” printed on the back of the tongue. Retail pricing has yet to be announced.
In 2017, Jordan Brand also dropped two Miami-exclusive Air Jordan 1s in both the “Igloo” and “Rust Pink” colorways for Miami Art Basel, which was inspired by the city’s flourishing art scene and art deco history. It originated as an offshoot of the prestigious Art Basel annual art event in Basel, Switzerland.
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