First released in May, the Air Jordan 1 High OG Defiant “LA To Chicago” restocks at several European stores this month. One of the most coveted sneakers of 2019 this far, the super-limited drop left many people empty-handed. So those who missed out on the initial Nike release now get another chance.
At first glance, the upper appears in the traditional Lakers colors of purple and gold. But subtle red paint splatters on the edges of the leather patterns already show that there’s more to this shoe. Similar to 2014’s Nike SB x Air Jordan 1 “Lance Mountain”, another design lies beneath the removable layer of paint. Either patient wearing, careless skating or a dose of nail polish remover reveal the “Chicago” colorway – an absolute classic on the Air Jordan 1 silhoutte. Finally, four different laces in black, purple, red and white match any of the various possible looks.
DID YOU KNOW?
The “LA To Chicago” moniker of course alludes to the shoe’s 2-in-1 upper design. But not only basketball historians might recognize the reference to a famous changing of the guards (no pun intended) in the NBA. Back in 1991, the Chicago Bulls secured their first championship with Michael Jordan in a finals series against the Los Angeles Lakers. For the LA team, this marked the end of the succesful “Showtime” era which started in the 1980s. In the other hand, it was the beginning of the Bulls dynasty which would go on throughout the 90s and result in 5 more championships for Chicago.
Release Details – Nike Air Jordan 1 High OG Defiant “LA To Chicago” (CD6578-507)
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