From June 27th to June 28th, Paris, the City of Lights, will transform into a battleground as 16 of the world’s leading streetball teams converge at Quai 54, the grand streetball championship. To commemorate this annual event, Nike and Jordan Brand will be launching RUFF N’ TUFF, a limited collection comprised of AIR JORDAN 1 and JORDAN ELEMENT in exclusive colorways.
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Air Jordan 1 “Ruff N Tuff” Edition features an all-around imprint of the now iconic speckled cement design on its upper and midsole, a homage to the concrete surface of the playground b-ball court. A premium, full-grain leather in laser blue colorway finished with crackled treatment, the sneaker is further accentuated contrast black details, inspired by the intensity of the outdoor game.
Jordan Element “Ruff N Tuff” Edition incorporated its unique, contoured cupsole performance technology, which features translucent rubber outsole and a two-part EVA/Phylon midsole for both lightweight performance and lasting durability. A visible TPU (Thermoplastic Urethane) shank along with a herringbone pattern outsolet further guaratnee grip and stabilibilty. And like its sole, the upper is also built like a tank, with elephant pattern Nubuck, strengthed mesh upper and molded panels.
The collection, each to be sell sepeerately, AJ1 for US$ 110 and JORDAN ELEMENT for US$ 125, will going on sale at the House of Hoops branches in the US and selected retailers across Europe and Asia, starting this Saturday, June 20th.
Release Date: June 20th (Saturday)