Wednesday, February 8, 2017

40-Year-Old Skater Thrashes Vintage Air Jordans

Air Jordans, specifically the Air Jordan 1, has always been a sneakers that skateboarders have gravitated towards. Despite Air Jordans being the inspiration behind several skate shoes like the Nike SB "J-Rod" 9 Elite and Supreme Dunk Lows, skating in actual Js is still sacrilege to some. Well, former pro skater Spencer Fujimoto went digging in storage for his old Air Jordans and did just that. In a new 30-minute short film entitled "The Search," Fujimoto pays homage to the 1987 Powell-Peralta classic "The Search For Animal Chin." In the movie, Animal Chin is metaphorical for fun, and for 40-year-old Fujimoto, fun is skating in old Air Jordan most collectors would love to own and keep in pristine condition. Some of the many sneakers he wore in the short film included the "Banned" Air Jordan 1, "Black Cement" Air Jordan 3 and "Grape" 5.