First revealed during J Balvin’s Super Bowl Halftime performance earlier this year, we now have official release info on the Colombian artist’s special iteration of the Air Jordan 1.
Balvin, known for always bringing “colores” and “vibras” (Spanish for “colors” and “vibes” — and the names of Balvin’s 2020 and 2018 albums), does so on the Air Jordan 1 by giving it a bold rainbow canvas upper with jagged-edge trimming and rounded wings around the ankle that are meant to represent a cloud-like explosion, symbolizing Balvin’s source of energy. The first Latino artist to collaborate with Jordan Brand also offers wearers to utilize their own creative expression with customization options: laces come in pink, white, and black, and interchangeable heel patches that include a smiley face, Jumpman, basketball, and lightning bolt.
“I was thinking about how I could have a disruptive Air Jordan I,” says Balvin. “I wanted to be the person who really dared to change the shapes and go all out. No one has touched the Air Jordan I like this before.”
The J Balvin x Air Jordan 1 releases globally on December 8th via SNKRS and at the retailers listed below.
J Balvin x Air Jordan 1 High OG
Color: Multi-Color/Black-Pink Foam-Multi-Color
Style Code: DC3481-900
Release Date: December 8, 2020
NORTH AMERICA RETAILERS
A Ma Maniere; Bait Inc; Bodega; Bows and Arrows; Concepts; Corporate; Crème; Extra Butter; Feature LLC; Foot Locker; Hirshleifers; Kith; Lapstone & Hammer; Notre; Oneness; Politics; RSVP LLC; Shoe Gallery; Social Status; Sole Fly; St Alfreds; SVRN; The Dark Side Initiative LLC; Trophy Room; UBIQ; Undefeated INC; Wish; XHIBITION
Amongst Few; Bastille; Bottega Back Door; BSTN; Concepts; Doverstreet Market; End Clothing; Foot District; Foot Patrol; Kickz; Kith; Offspring Selfridges; One Block Down; Opium; Oquim; Overkill; Patta; Pigalle; Shinzo; Si Vas Descalzo; Slam Jam; Sneakerhead; Sneakers N Stuff; Solebox; Titolo; Wunder
GREATER CHINA NIKE AND JORDAN STORES
House of Innovation Shanghai; Jordan Qingdao
GREATER CHINA RETAILERS
1 East Changan; 1 Hongxing; 108 Zhongshanxi; 120 Bayiqi; 128 Zhongjie; 139 Nandong; 188 Jiefangxi; 188 Minzu; 2 Zhongshannan; 218 Tianhe; 5 Xinghuo; 5 Yanan; 6 Nanmenwai; 688 Jiefang; 77 Songhu; 9 Guanghua; 9668 Shennan; 99 Hubindong; Colour TJ; Fruition; HER; HK 8 Wellington; Juice HK; Phantaci TPE; PS7; SKP-S BJ; Soulgoods SH; TPE 16 Songgao; WZK BJ; WZK SH; X158; XH55
ASIA PACIFIC AND LATIN AMERICA NIKE AND JORDAN STORES
Jordan Korea; Jordan Philippines; Tokyo23
ASIA PACIFIC AND LATIN AMERICA RETAILERS
99 Problems; Atmos Pinnacle; Innvictus Madero; Kith; Latin Partners TTL; Lust; Supply; Titan