We have the beautiful original Air Jordan 1 High Golf “Gift Giving”, the festive-themed “Red Toe” custom variation, and the New Year’s-themed “Black Toe” custom variation, but does it come in a Low silhouette? We can’t speak for Nike and their official pair, but the beautiful thing about concepts is that anything is possible! So, to answer the question, yes, yes, it does. Introducing the “Black/Red Toe” Air Jordan 1 Low Pack, that you can mix and match as you like.
We have seen the breathtaking sneakers coming to Nike in the future as part of the “Gift Giving” collection. While they were undoubtedly gorgeous, they left us here at Fortress of Solitude wondering what the colourway could look like if it weren’t all just one colour…
First came the Air Jordan 1 “Red Toe” sneakers, and then came the Air Jordan 1 “Black Toe” sneakers in a beautiful Air Jordan 1 high silhouette. Still, the cogs in our fabulous designer Brandon Krige’s mind keep turning and conjuring up beautiful designs, like seeing what these two custom colourways would look like in a shorter silhouette. And so, the Air Jordan 1 Low “Black/Red” toe sneakers are born.
If you were one of those readers who couldn’t decide which of the two custom colourways you liked best, Brandon has you covered on this one, with both appearing side by side so that you can either directly compare or wear both simultaneously. The fantastic thing about custom sneakers is that you make the rules.
Despite being a different silhouette, the sneakers also have some minor design changes but stay close enough to the original that you can easily picture these sneakers being part of the same custom “Gift Giving” collection. Starting with the icy blue-ish semi-translucent outsole that is stunningly complemented by the white midsole that gives off the vibe that these sneakers are ready for winter.
The “Red Toe” variant follows the example of the High silhouette, having the metallic red shade overlaying the tip, the mudguard, the lace stays and making its way up the lace unit, but avoiding blanketing the back of the sneaker and keeping all of the intrigues on the front. The “Black Toe” variation is precisely the same, except, as you can imagine, in black.
The main point of difference that the low has from the high silhouette is that the silver Nike Swoosh of the taller silhouette has been swapped out for a white one that matches the now visible inner lining and the midsole of the sneakers, as well as the fluffier tongue and the laces.
Of course, when it comes to a lower silhouette, they usually tend to have less branding than the taller and higher versions, so the Air Jordan Wings logo is left off of this pair. Still, the sneakers have the metallic Jumpman branding on the tongue. This time, instead of being either red or black like the taller variations, the Jumpman on the tongue is dark silver, so you can wear the pairs chopped and changed or the same.