We have been seeing tons of Air Jordan collaborations by famous figures this year, such as the Air Jordan 3 Bio Beige (Justin Timberlake),and the Air Jordan 4 Cactus Jack (Travis Scott). Pro BMX Biker Nigel Sylvester has collaborated with Jordan to produce his own sneaker. The Air Jordan 1 Retro Nigel Sylvester will be releasing this weekend for you sneakerheads to cop. With outstanding features like this, you will definitely want to get on these. Who’s planning to cop???
Who Is Nigel Sylvester
Nigel Sylvester is an American Professional BMX Athlete from Queens, New York. Through social content, he shows off his advanced riding skills throughout major global areas such as New York, Los Angeles, Dubai, and Tokyo. When he was 17, he has met Dave Mirra, a pro BMX athlete while filming his BMX DVD “Flipside”. Dave has signed Nigel to his company Mirraco, and became his mentor.
Nigel is the creator of the series GO, launched back in 2015. It is a travel and lifestyle series that features his rides in recognizable located around the world, and also show celebrity appearances. As of October 2017, the series has over 40 million views.
Nigel has become the first BMX athlete to be featured in ESPN Body Issue in 2014. He was also included in the Forbes Magazine in the “30 Under 30” list in the sports category in 2017. Nike, GoPro, Beats By Dre, Animal Bikes, Samsung, New Era, Casio, and Ethika are brands that Nigel is sponsored by.
Who Is Michael Jordan?
Michael Jordan is a retired professional basketball player who has played for 15 seasons in NBA for the Chicago Bulls, and the Washington Wizards. During his time at the University of North Carolina in 1982, he played basketball for the North Carolina Tar Heels, and was drafted for the Chicago Bulls in 1984. He was able to entertain the crowd with his prolific scoring, defensive plays, and his ability to perform slam dunks from the free throw line at the slam dunk contests, which has earned him the nicknames: Air Jordan and His Airness.
He has won his first NBA Championship with the Bulls in 1991, and also winning again in 1992 and 1993 (three-peat). During the 1993-1994 NBA season, MJ has retired from basketball in order to pursue a minor career in baseball. In March 1995, MJ has announced his return to the NBA, and has led the Bulls to three additional championships during 1996-1998. In 1999, MJ retired from the NBA for the second time, but return again to play for the Washington Wizards during 2001-2003. Currently, MJ is the owner and chairman of the Charlotte Hornets.
MJ has numerous career highlights and awards:
- 6 times NBA champion (1991-1993, 1996-1998)
- 6 times NBA Finals MVP (1991-1993, 1996-1998)
- 5 times NBA MVP (1988, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1998)
- 14 times All-Star (1985-1993, 1996-1998, 2002, 2003)
- 3 times NBA All-Star Game MVP (1988, 1996, 1998)
- 10 times All-NBA First Team (1987-1993, 1996, 1998)
- All-NBA Second Team (1985)
- NBA Defensive Player Of The Year (1988)
- 9 times NBA All-Defensive First Team (1988-1993, 1996-1998)
- NBA Rookie Of The Year (1985)
- NBA All-Rookie First Team (1985)
- 10 times NBA Scoring Championship (1987-1993, 1996-1998)
- 3 times NBA Steals Leaders (1988, 1990, 1993)
- 2 times NBA Slam Dunk Contest Champion (1987, 1988)
- 3 times AP Athlete Of The Year (1991, 1992, 1993)
- 2 times USA Basketball Male Athlete Of The Year (1983, 1984)
- Sports Illustrated Sportsperson Of The Year (1991)
- NBA’s 50th Anniversary All-time Team
- NCAA Champion (1982)
- Consensus National College Player Of The Year (1984)
- ACC Player Of The Year (1984)
- ACC Rookie Of The Year (1982)
- 2 times Consensus First-Team All-American (1983, 1984)
- 2 times First-Team All-ACC (1983, 1984)
- No. 23 Retired by Chicago Bulls
- N0. 23 Retired by Miami Heat
- No. 23 Retired by the University Of North Carolina
History Of The Air Jordan Brand
In 1984, Nike was a struggling shoe company looking for ways to appeal to a new segment of the shoe market, and to reinvent themselves. Nike has turned to rookie Michael Jordan to order to make an endorsement deal, but MJ showed no interest at all. MJ had plans to sign a deal with either Adidas or Converse; he loved the brands, and in North Carolina, these were the shoes that wore to play basketball in. Unfortunately, both of the brands rejected him.
Nike was offering to create a brand new line of shoes called Air Jordan, and MJ’s old agent, David Falk, saw this as a wonderful opportunity. MJ flew to the Nike headquarters in Portland, Oregon, after being convinced by his parents , and his agent. During his visit, Nike has shown him a special video presentation of his college career highlights, plus his high-flying Olympics moves with Pointer Sister’s “Jump” playing in the background. Peter Moore, Nike’s Old Head Designer, also shown MJ sketches of the Air Jordan 1, and apparel to go with it. It was featured in Black and Red, and MJ was very interested with these designs. He has stated: “I can’t wear these shoes, those are devil colors”.
MJ has decided to finally make a deal with Nike, and has signed a 5-year deal that was worth $2.5 million. MJ has fueled the success of Nike, and the Air Jordan Brand is still popular today.
The Air Jordan 1 History
The Air Jordan 1 was first introduced way back in 1984-1985, created by Peter Moore. Michael Jordan has become the Rookie Of The Year, and played in the All-Star game. It was the first basketball shoe wore in the NBA that featured multiple colors. MJ first disliked the sneaker, but started to grew on him overtime.
During that time, the famous sneaker was banned by Commissioner of the NBA, David Stern, since the sneakers didn’t follow the standard uniform policy and the sneaker had to be 50% white. MJ wasn’t allowed to wear the shoes on the court, but MJ refused to play without them anyways. He was fined $2,000 for every time he worn the sneakers on the court. However, Nike has covered the fines, and also gave the Air Jordan 1 the “The Shoe Banned By The NBA” label.
There were over 23 different color variations released, and the Air Jordan 1 also came with two sets of shoe laces that matched the colorway on the sneakers. The shoe was originally retailed at $65.00.
Features Of The Shoe
This shoe features a premium leather upper dressed in sail. It also consist of the Nike Swooshes on the side panels that is missing the yarn stitching and you can only see the holes. When Nigel rides in his Air Jordan 1s, he leaves distressed marks on them, so worn in/distressed marks is featured on the toe and heel of the shoe. Additionally, you will notice the black tongue, miniature swooshes on the toes, and touches of red on the Nike Branding on the tongue and distressed rubber outsole. Finally, “JORDAN BIKING CO. EST. 2017” can be found on the inner ankle collar, and 3M reflect on the medial side of the Nike Swooshes.
If you are a Nigel Sylvester fan, or just a BMX biker period, you would love to cop these. These are scheduled to drop September 1st. The retail price will be $180.00.
Air Jordan 1 Retro Nigel Sylvester
September 1st, 2018
Video Of The Sneaker
This is definitely an awesome Collab sneaker that the sneaker lovers will adore. Nigel and Air Jordan produced something great, and these won’t hang around. Are you planning to cop these this Friday??? What are your thoughts on these??? If you have any comments or questions, leave them below. I will be more than happy to help you out. Also, make sure to like, share, and subscribe to my site if you haven’t already. Stay tuned as The Latest Sneakers will keep you updated!!