The best bit though is the ridiculously chunky platform sole. Aggressively designed and slightly brutalist, it’s etched with a grid-like pattern and updated with a toothier outsole for extra grip and traction. It’s absurdly tall too, so those dreaming of a 6’1″ Tinder stat can finally live out the fantasy.
Despite looking completely different, the Air Jordan 1 Brooklyn still has all of the same features that make its sneaker counterpart so recognizable. From the Swoosh that glides across the lateral and medial sidewalls to the perforations dotted along the toebox. Even the midsole, as outrageously gigantic as it is, is infused with Air tech for extra comfort.
This isn’t the first time that the Air Jordan 1 has undergone the high fashion treatment. In 2020, Jordan Brand teamed up with Kim Jones for the Dior x Air Jordan 1 High OG. Only 13,000 pairs of these were made globally, and on the day of launch, over 5 million very hopeful sneakerheads tried to cop.
The Air Jordan 1 Brooklyn is expected to release via Nike, the SNKRS app, and select stockists worldwide in January for $165. If you’re looking to cop a pair, hopefully your feet are on the smaller side—the current intel is that these will run in women’s sizing only.
This story originally appeared on British GQ with the title “Nike’s dropping the maddest Air Jordan 1 yet (and it’s not even a sneaker)”
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