With Nike’s world headquarters plus regional offices for adidas, Sorel, Columbia Sportswear, Keen, Hi-Tec Sports, Danner and Li-Ning, all within the City of Portland’s vicinity, its residents have debated over the question of “What is the Perfect Sneaker?” Of course there isn’t a “right” answer though folks over at Jordan Brand might have something close to it by shamelessly proclaiming the Air Jordan 1 OG as the “perfect” sneaker. There is some truth to that proclamation, the Air Jordan 1 was and still is a timeless classic. It was quite original when first introduced back in 1984. Because of how it changed our perceptions of sneakers, most consider it as The Original.
As a way to commemorate its “perfect” sneaker title, Jordan Brand and TEDxPortland created a special Air Jordan 1 edition in premium black or white leather. Imprinted with a Rose and PDX graphic on the insoles, the shoe features the word “Perfect” encapsulated with the translucent outsole. Limited to just 230 individually numbered pairs, the TEDxPortland x Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Perfect” Edition will be available in only two ways.
- Visit http://tedxportland.com/artshow to place bids on two pairs (1 Men’s, 1 Women’s)
- Purchase tickets to #TEDxPDX event in Portland with D’Wayne Edwards and Macklemore where 23 pairs will be giving away
All proceeds will benefit the TEDxPortland Scholarship Fund and allow 200 individuals to attend this year’s event on April 12th. For more information, visit TEDxPortland’s web site.
Online Auction Dates: Now – April 12, 2014 (Saturday)