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Everything we know about the Air Jordan I HIgh OG Dior

Only 8,500 pairs available via a lottery in nine pop-ups worldwide

Everything we know about the Air Jordan I HIgh OG Dior Only 8,500 pairs available via a lottery in nine pop-ups worldwide

UPDATE 09/03/2020: Two possible details emerged online over the weekend regarding the upcoming release of the Air Jordan I High OG Dior. In a now-deleted Instagram Story by content creator and collector Jean Carlos, inside the shoe there was a patch that read "2058/8500". Later, anonymous sources close to the brand confirmed to the press that the production of Air Dior will be limited to only 8,500 pairs.

It has also been revealed that the system with which to buy them will be a real lottery. Starting March 23rd and until March 24th, you can register for the lottery in order to buy a pair of High Tops and access the exclusive pop-up store. Winners selected for the first release at Selfridges in London will receive an email on 26 March. By April 6th, all winners of access to the remaining eight pop-ups around the world will receive a notice. At the end of May, however, there will be a new lottery for the Low Top whose dates have not yet been announced.

UPDATE 04/12/2019: The appearance of the Air Jordan I High OG Dior, the latest iteration of the "luxury sportswear" trend and one of the most talked about and expected collabos of the year, has finally been unveiled. There is no specific release date but Nike has confirmed that the shoe will arrive in April 2020 at selected Dior stores.

The sneaker made in Italy features a grey and white calfskin upper, a hybrid branding that sees the name of Dior replace that of Jordan in the ankle crest and Nike's on the tongue. The fantasy called Dior Oblique, declined in jacquard version, decorates the Swoosh instead. The outer sole is translucent and features Dior branding on one foot and Air Jordan's on the other. The choice of light gray, in the Dior Girs tonality, for the color of the upper is a reference to the heritage of Dior home. The house's founder's favorite colors were pale grey, pale pink and light blue as well as deep red for contrast. This specific shade of gray in particular has been present chez Dior since the birth of the maison.

The presentation of these shoes marks a double event: the 35th anniversary of the Air Jordan 1 and Dior's first seasonal parade in the United States. Kim Jones' intention was to bring together the best of two worlds, haute couture and high performance, aesthetics and innovation. Martin Lotti, Vice President of Design for Jordan, commented:

"Our partnership with Maison Dior will offer a new look into the style of basketball and blend high-end streetwear with luxury fashion. We will pay homage to both brands' rich iconography and draw inspiration from our heritage.”

In recent days there has been persistent news of a possible collaboration between Dior and Jordan, as reported on our Instagram account. Although it initially seemed that the collaboration might interest Nike, the recent history of Jordan's collaborations with brands such as Facetams and its approach to the new luxury street, have made it more likely that the two brands will approach each other, in a world that already contemplates a collaboration between Prada and adidas.

According to rumours, the two brands will collaborate in the creation of an Air Jordan 1 that will be produced in only 1000 units costing 2000€ per pair. If this news will be confirmed, it would be the most expensive pair of Air Jordan 1s ever. There still isn't any confirmation from the two brand s involved, but the release date should be scheduled for June 2020. 

A collaboration between Dior and Nike had already been rumored two years ago, when the fashion house's ex-creative director, Kris van Assche, launched a teaser on Instagram. But the image was removed and there had been no news of a dialogue between the two brands since. 

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