In a post Virgil Abloh (RIP) sneaker culture, it’s sometimes hard to tell the difference between bootlegs, authentic interpolations of legendary silhouettes, and newly abstracted releases that are intentionally designed to let you know that “something’s off.” It’s complicated.
One insane outlier to all of the subcategories listed above is the Nike Air Jordan 1 “Gold Toe” with one (not intentional) upside down swoosh that found its way into the hands of an Italian collector in 2016. It’s neither official nor illegal. It’s an IMPOSSIBLE sneaker.
Vice went deeper into this IMPOSSIBLE Story on Youtube.