Basketball was not the only culture affected by the Air Jordan I in 1985. As icons like Lance Mountain began skateboarding in the AJI, it became a part of skate culture. This year, the SB x AJI “Defiant Is” pays homage to parallel cities in Jordan Brand and Skateboarding history. “NYC to Paris” highlights two cities with iconic skate styles. NYC’s grittiness is represented through a light bone and sail colorway while Paris’ vibrancy is represented through a hyper pink and crimson colorway.