themed Air Jordan 1
Nike Air Jordan 1 Freddy Krueger custom
The sneaker is quite clearly influenced by the iconic
Freddy Krueger Nike SB Dunk Low, featuring a custom striped knit
textile base and hand-painted blood splatter nubuck overlays.
The Nike SB Dunk Low ‘Freddy Krueger’ is still the stuff of legend. Hacking and slashing its way to retailers in 2007, the Freddy Dunk was originally a member of the maniacal ‘Horror Pack’ (which also featured the ‘Jason Voorhees’ SB Dunk High and ‘Dawn of the Dead’ Air Trainer 1).
Unfortunately, New Line Cinema (who own the rights to Nightmare on Elm Street) caught wind of the release and promptly issued a cease and desist. Still, a handful of dissident Freddy Dunks is lurking in our streets! A skate store in Mexico managed to sell a batch, while another oil-stained pile was reportedly rescued from a fire by a savvy Nike employee.
The Air Jordan 1 was designed by Peter Moore. While most of the components of the shoe were pulled from other Nike designs like the Air Force 1, Nike Dunk, Air Ship, and Nike Vandal, the one thing that was completely exclusive to the Air Jordan 1 was the logo that Moore sketched for Michael Jordan’s agent, David Falk. The ‘Wings’ logo as we know it today features a basketball with wings coming out from each side, the perfect metaphor and marketing genius for Michael “Air” Jordan and his new signature sneakers.