All the sneakerheads reading this are likely not familiar with POMB, which is the nickname of the Brazilian artist Thales Fernando. Along with his creativity, Thales has been using colors and shapes to spread his vision through the streets of Barcelona, Brazil and Buenos Aires. The 25-year-old artist is currently studying Industrial Design and since back in 2002, he has been adding his street art to the mentioned cities. According to Thales, he draws inspiration from everything around him and his own personal experiences. It turns out that POMB’s latest project is the Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG featured here, which he helped illustrate.
Inspirations for POMB’s art have literally come from things like the films he has watched and the songs he has listened to. Thales had an interest in expressing himself through drawing ever since childhood and he continued to give his creativity an outlet, even after he grew up. Fortunately for Thales, he grew up in Brazil; a city he claims is rich in all kinds of art, such as music and theater. However, being able to live outside of Brazil actually enabled Thales to gain more exposure for his street art, many of which can be viewed at various well-known public places.
The Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG iteration seen here is perhaps the most artistic one in recent times. Since Thales Fernando (POMB) is from Brazil, this particular colorway has been dubbed “Los Primeros,” which translates to “The First,” a reference to the Air Jordan 1 itself. The sneaker’s uppers are predominantly sleek Black, covered in what almost seems like etched graphics. However, the main attraction of this sneaker is the colorful illustrations at the front, covering its tongues and toe boxes. Last but not least, “POMB” is also embroidered onto both the heels in tonal Black.
While an actual release date has not been confirmed yet, it is being rumored that this artistic sneaker will be joining Fall’s or Winter’s Jordan releases 2017. Moreover, it has also been reported that this POMB x Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Los Primeros” will end up retailing at a price of $160.
POMB x Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Los Primeros”
Release Date: Fall/Winter 2017
AH7739-001 | $160