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Sitting Treasures: Jordan 1 x Nike SB “NYC to Paris”

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Not long ago (two weeks to be exact), Jordan Brand graced sneakerheads with these highly anticipated collaborations. This drop was yet another banging partnership between the Jordan 1 and Nike SB. No stranger to the hype, these Jordan 1s were sure to fly off shelves and cause distress to all SNKRS app users, and for the most part everything went as planned…

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Photo Courtesy of Hypebeast

Both colorways, “LA to CHI” and “NYC to Paris”, utilize a wipe away paint layer throughout the upper that gradually reveals whole new colorways. While all of you reading this surely know exactly what I’m speaking of, you’ll also know that one pair had an unfair advantage of revealing one of the most iconic colors ever, the Chicago colorway. Regardless of that, you’d expect both sneakers to be sold out in a matter of minutes because they shared the same concept, and of course they are collabs with Nike SB!

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Release day came and as expected both pairs sold out on the SNKRS app within about 30 minutes. Personally, I missed out on my size in both pair. So I automatically accepted my “L” and kept moving along. But what I didn’t know was that the quick sell out on the app was the only place where the “NYC to Paris” pair disappeared. Due to it not having an iconic colorway like its “LA to CHI” counterpart and with higher production numbers, this pair was and still is attainable. I was able to snag my pair of the light-bone Jordan 1 collaboration a week after the release at my local Foot Locker. Not only that, but this pair is literally everywhere for retail everywhere right now. I know some of you will dismiss this because this colorway isn’t considered the “hyped” pair. But, for those like me, who may have missed out on all the other Jordan x Nike SB releases these joints are a complete win!

My personal pair that I customized

In hand these are an awesome sneaker (no, they aren’t SBB quality leather) and definitely promote creativity with all the ways you can fade the paint to make them your own. As a sneakerhead who’s always appreciated the basketball classics and SBs these are a no brainer. For those looking for a pair check your local sneaker shops and even online. I’m sure that you’ll be able to find your size.

Previous Jordan 1 x Nike SB Lance Mountain

Will you cop or are these a pass? Let us know in the comments.


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