Wish List: The Bold Air Jordan 1 Defiant Makes it's Debut

Image: Atmos Tokyo

Image: Atmos Tokyo

If you've been rockin' with CNK for a while, you may know that I have an endless love affair with the Air Jordan 1. While there has been an evident abundance in supply of this silhouette recently, I am appreciate of the iterations that disrupt the norm. In this case that would be the Air Jordan 1 'Defiant'. At first glance, I was a little hesitant as to what it was representing, but understanding the inspiration definitely made it wish list worthy. (Fun Fact: Alternative music was an obsession in middle school).

The Air Jordan 1 'Defiant' takes cues from a musis superhouse AKA alternative rock that welcomed the Air Jordan as uniform staple. The sneaker also leans into components of the popular 'Black Toe' design as a base with a black and white tumbled leather upper. The fine details make all the difference with red stitching on the black upper reminiscent of leather jackets. The red stitching also forms the signature Swoosh branding on the lateral side of the upper. The medial Swoosh is a bright yellow adding more character to the sneaker.

If this is something that has made it to your wish list as well, you can SHOP THE SNEAKS below on 7/27 for $175 USD. We are hopeful that these will have inclusive sizing, but time will tell this week!