Nike once again crosses sporting borders, and this time it’s from basketball into American Football, as the Swoosh takes one of its most iconic silhouettes from the court and reimagines it for the field, with the Air Jordan 1 TD cleats. Something of a Frankenstein's monster, or modern masterpiece...

The premise is simple: what if the classic Air Jordan 1 was a football cleat? In late 2018 Jordan Brand announced that it’s NFL cleats would feature the Jumpman logo for the first time, and following that some of the league’s top Jordan Brand athletes began showing off the never-before-seen Air Jordan 1 TD Cleats. Following the hype around their appearance, Nike are now releasing retail versions of the cleat in both mid and low cut versions, with looks that hark back to the four OG colourways of the AJ1 from back in 1985. 

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Coming in ‘Bred’, ‘Royal’, ‘Shadow’ and ‘White/Black’ colourways, the Jordan 1 TD replicates the iconic look of the court classic, with a Lunarlon midsole ensuring modern performance comfort. The outsoles and stud colouring tie in nicely with the core colours of the uppers for a tidy finish. OK, so you're not going to be curling a Beckham-esque free kick into the top corner with these, but when the words 'Jordan' and 'football' are used together in the same sentence, we're listening, and rightly so on the basis of these. Wrong football, done right.

Is it a trend that will cross into European football? Wouldn't rule it out. You can get them here, by the way.