Public School Continues Its Dominant Year With Exclusive Js
By: Cameron Wolf | Photographer: Courtesy of SneakerNews.com
July 28, 2014
Public School continues its watershed year with another slam-dunk-from-the-free-throw-line moment. The same week the brand took home the Woolmark Prize, given to a rising—a word that is becoming less befitting of what the very established Public School is by the second—fashion brand, they unleashed a collaboration with Nike’s Jordan Brand shoes.
Public School reworked the iconic Air Jordan 1 with unbelievable results. The shoe has never looked better with a monochromatic black upper made out of premium leather, a speckled grey sole, and a frosty purple outsole. Public School’s trademark minimalism is apparent here, with cool little touches like the embossed Jordan logo on the heel, and the retro “Nike Air” logo fits in nicely.
The streetwear meets menswear brand has surely been influenced in their career by the iconic sneaker, and as Jordans are clawing their way into high fashion circles, it only feels right that Public School would get a shot at remaking the shoe. It becomes a statement about where we are headed, with sneaker brands claiming high-fashion collaborations. Jordan is about to release their upscale Jordan Shine line, and this collaboration with Public School is demonstrative of what we can expect from the shoe brand making a different kind of leap.
With this collaboration, Public School is sticking to the path that made them the respected house they are today. Public School is taking their respected high-fashion house and lending their talents to the streetwear culture of Jordan brand. It won’t hurt that the shoe will only be seen on the fashion elite; there’s only going to be 50 of Public School’s Jordans, given to hand-selected “friends and family.” Chalk it up to just another win for the movement.