The Air Jordan 1 LHM Pomb Los Primeros is a part of Nike’s Latino Heritage Month 2017 Collection. The collection reflects the commitment and passion of members of Nike’s Latino & Friends Employee Network and other Nike employees who were inspired to create the collection for Latino Heritage Month.The collection will include four different silhouettes created in partnership with four Latino artists, with one of them being the Air Jordan 1 you see above created by Brazillian artist, Thales Fernando (aka POMB). Pomb graduated from the University of Brasilia with a degree in Industrial Design. He considers himself not only a graffiti artist but also a self-taught illustrator. At the young age of thirteen, his murals were already making their way throughout Brazil, and as an adult his work has now made its. His work is inspired by the environment, animals, and their vibrant colors.
The design was inspired by “roots” a manifestation of who we truly are, our ethos. It represents our history, the richness of our culture, myths and diversity. Everything is intertwined in the roots of our essence: indigenous people, Africans, immigrants. From the beautiful and unique nature, to the concrete jungle metropolis, it all makes us who we are today. Pomb believes it’s under our skin and intrinsic to our souls.The Air Jordan 1 High comes with a Black upper covered in a laser/graphic print throughout the shoe. The most unique part part of the shoe is without a doubt the colorful artwork noted on the toe box, tongue and insoles. Black laces, soles and POMB branding on the heel complete the major traits of the shoe.
The Air Jordan 1 High Flyknit just released in a Banned and Royal theme, and it will also drop in a Wolf Grey/Golden Harvest colorway later this Fall 2017. The classic basketball shoe is simply covered with Nike’s Flyknit tech for a more lifestyle look compared to its traditional leather styling. Wolf grey is the main hue while accents of Brown/Golden Harvest are placed on the swooshes across its side panels. A white midsole, Nike Air branding and gum rubber outsole completes the sleek design altogether.