Air Kiy Inspired By Jordan 1 Is Making Big Noise Online


The Air Kiy sneaker disrupted the shoe game.

By now you have probably seen the Air Kiy sneaker. The shoe is a take on the classic Air Jordan 1 with a lightning bolt logo. Many people compare the inspiration to Nigo and what he did during his time at Bape with the Bapesta. The Bapesta is his own take on the Air Force 1.

Designer Kool Kiy of New Jersey is no different than Nigo and many other designers who are inspired by classic silhouettes. High fashion brands to Steve Madden have been doing it for years! The young black designer and his partner David Weeks NYC created a brand called Reves Paris.

They both started posting images on Instagram weeks ago and the feedback was of course insanely positive mixed with some negative comments. It's a love/hate shoe and approach. Some people champion the underdog/independent designers and some defend the corporate giants.

Copying, bootlegging, inspired by or whatever you want to call it has always been a part of the rebellion of streetwear and fashion. This isn't new information or a new strategy. Consumers pick whether or not they want to support the products or not - it's that simple!

As for Kiy, his team released a few colorways of the Air Kiy and even held a pop up shop in LA with very long lines. The next pop up shop is headed to New York. The NY & LA pop up shops feature Air Kiys that rock colors familiar with each region.

It looks like the Air Kiy line is just warming up because Kiy revealed a Paris Dunk inspired Air Kiy (pictured above). Kiy also revealed his take on the Air Max 1. It will be interesting to see the future of the brand because at this point it doesn't look like Reves Paris plans on slowing down any time soon.

I wouldn't be surprised if they open an Air Kiy retail store one day.

How do you feel about the Air Kiy line?

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G-Roc it’s TM, hope all’s good with you.... Kiy’s the biggest scam in the sneaker world right now. I caught wind of his brand when he dropped his second shoe and kept up with everything he did, good or bad up until the end of 2020. It ended up being 99% bad. This guy spends all day filming himself spending money he takes on preorders he never actually sends out. He sold almost all his preorder pairs at a pop up shop 3 months after the preorder window closed and nobody’d gotten the shoes they preordered. If you call him on his garbage on IG, he blocks you. Read the comments on his IG page, every complaint is legit. If you email him or Reves Paris, zero reply. And the icing on the cake, Kiy actually had the nerve to accuse Bape of biting off of his “design” on IG recently... this dude is the reincarnation of MarqueeSole and Air Randy, and the only thing people need to know about him is to avoid him and his sad excuse of a “company."

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I preordered a pair worthy issues. I then ordered the same AJ1 in Syracuse colors. StickX took almost six weeks to send me shoes! And let's not even talk about the quality of the recent release of Nike Dunk SB's. If you personally ordered that's another story. I support Black own businesses!


You should do your research before giving free promo to a “business “ with a HORRIBLE customer service. They provide no updates, they get defensive when asking for an order that was placed in September.
How you have a pop up shop , keep releasing shoes but still doesn’t ship what was paid for in September.

Don’t believe me? Please read thru comments on their IG page !

C Brown
C Brown


@G-Roc !!!!!!!!!! Was just doing a search on this guy and your article came up so I decided to give the site a try.....and BOOOM!!! Im back!! I guess no more Maven re-direct huh???? What's the story with this guy?