Hold tight. McDowell’s has revealed its next sneaker drop, the Air Pro Sport 1 in black and white. Once again, the “bootleg brand” has recreated the classic Air Jordan 1 ‘85 silhouette, but with a twist we can all get behind: the kicks are completely vegan.
We loved the previous iteration of the Air Pro Sport 1 in metallic orange so much that we featured it in our Top 10 Earth-Friendly Sneakers of 2021 list. We noted the quality, nostalgic vibe and eye for detail, as well as the welcomed shift away from animal-based materials.
The high top court shoe references its inspiration in all the right ways. The Swoosh-like, Coming to America-inspired detailing on the side invites a double take, as does the perforated toe and stitching. The shoe comes with thick-weave white laces and is also supplied with a black set for customization. Sizing details are available on McDowell’s Instagram.
In an exclusive interview with us, McDowell’s founder, Jimmy Jensen, revealed that sourcing the right vegan materials has been tough but that should change as the brand grows. This year, he’s “working on scaling at a healthy pace,” making sure he builds a brand that will be around for years to come. We hope it will be, too.
The Air Sport Pro 1 is priced at $199.99 USD and drops today, Thursday March 3 at 12:00 p.m. PT. Grab yours on the McDowell’s site.