Kickstarting their Chinese New Year celebrations a few months in advance, Jordan Brand has previewed three shoes inspired by the “Year of the Tiger.” And while the NIKE AIR JORDAN 1 LOW PRM ELEPHANT PRINT 31cm might not be as overt as the Air Jordan 1 Low OG, it still honors longstanding traditions by way of a Ge kiln porcelain inspired colorway.
For the uninitiated, Ge wares are a rare form of porcelain, whose few existing examples are extremely coveted. With great care, craftsmen formed the body of sand or clay, glazing it in many a neutral shade. What’s more, they’re embellished with a cracked pattern often called “iron wires,” which are formed on the surface once the piece has been removed from the kiln.
While not instantly apparent, the NIKE AIR JORDAN 1 LOW PRM ELEPHANT PRINT 31cm incorporates many of the art form’s signature details. Through the Kobe, the premium collection are colored white and grey, setting the base on which the gold and blue logos can be displayed properly. Even the cement print across the lower side is a close replica itself, its cracks filled in similar to its inspiration.
Enjoy a closer look at the shoes below. According to Nike China, these are scheduled to release on December 30th. A US launch will likely take place later in 2022.
NIKE AIR JORDAN 1 LOW PRM ELEPHANT PRINT 31cm “Year of the Tiger”
Asia Release Date: December 30th, 2021