Basketball has always been the most influential sport in the sneaker industry. Well, thatâ€™s how the legacy of Air Jordan started. Without denying skateboarding and the music industry their role in building this hype. However, through the past decade, weâ€™ve noticed a soccer crossover. Football players are now joining the sneaker hype and creating their own kicks! The kings of French football Paris Saint-Germain are the football team on top of the sneaker game weâ€™re talking about. Weâ€™ve seen the PSG touch on Air Jordan 4, 5 and 6. But this time, the PSG team is collaborating with the Jordan brand to reimagine their OG silhouette. So, whatâ€™s with this all-new Jordan 1 PSG?
Fact speaking, itâ€™s Nike who initiated this collab. Although Nike has sponsored the PSG team since 1989, it wasnâ€™t until 2006 that they created a PSG-inspired sneaker. Without getting too much into details, weâ€™re just glad they did it so we can enjoy hot sneakers like the 2021 Jordan 1 PSG.Â Â
A look into Jordan 1 PSGÂ
The kicks got us all psyched up with their out of the blue iridescent colorway. These kicks feature a white leather upper, black suede overlay, and hype sparkly collar. The collar of the Jordan 1 PSG matches the futuristic color blocking of PSGâ€™s 4th Jersey. Hence, the collar and AJ Wings dazzle in Psychic Purple and Hyper Pink when looking at it from different angles. They really knew how to style the PSG Jersey with the Jordan 1 PSG sneakers donâ€™t you think!Â
This pair also takes advantage of the deconstructed aesthetic of the Air Jordan 1 Zoom CMFT. The exposed purple tongue foam shows off this deconstructed character. The recessed swoosh has a glow-in-the-dark character. Like these kicks need another feature to shine!Â
Release Date: Jan 29th, 2021 (Friday)
Update 2/9/2021: The AJ1 PSG release date is pushed back to February 17,2021.
Thatâ€™s Not It for The PSG x Air Jordan
PSG wants to explore all of Air Jordanâ€™s silhouettes. The Jumpman brand and french football have another 2021 sneaker in the making. The upcoming Air Jordan 7 â€śPSGâ€ť is releasing later this year in spring. These kicks will feature the OG PSG colorways and will sport the PSG signature patch. Stay tuned as we will unveil more release information in future posts.Â
The Air Jordan 1 PSG will release at select retailers and Nike SNKRS, so check out the best sneaker bots that can get you those Jordans when the day is here. And while you wait for these kicks to launch, have a look at the AJ1 colorways that could make the most profit in 2021.