While 2019 was a flurry of collaborations and high profile releases, it seems that Jordan brand is going back to their archives with some of the releases this year. With the classic Jordan 1 becoming one of the most sought after retros in recent years, it’s nice to see that Jordan Brand is paying homage to the original with this release. The shape of this model is the closest to date we’ve gotten to the original ’85 classic. This flipped variation plays off the classic ‘Black/Red’ colorway seen on the banned Jordan 1s. The sneaker has gone to great lengths to preserve the feeling of the original, even re-creating the hang tags that was featured on the sneakers upon their original release. Jordan brand had to go back to their archives to find the original photo of MJ in order to recreate the look of that paper tag. These are sure to be high sought after and even more so considering their release is limited to a mere 23,000 pairs. Look for more release details to leak prior to their release in February.
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Nike finds new inspiration for their classic Jordan 1, through the personal style of a young Michael Jordan. Inspired by the suede brown outfit worn by MJ during the rookie of the year acceptance speech in 1985, this new model brings out a clean take on the Jordan 1 high. A mi x of white, tan and black bring offer up a clean fall offering. Suede panels help further differentiate the shoe as something different than the usual all-leather Jordan 1s. The colorway will arrive at Nike and Jordan retailers on November 17 in men and women’s sizing.
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The Jordan 1 is a hard sneaker not to love due to it’s pedigree and simplicity. While there’s already been quite a lot of color ways released this year, May brings a new pack features four sneakers with the color blocking of the popular “Black Toe” and Fragment iterations. The difference this time around is that suede is used on the heel of the sneaker to compliment the leather throughout the rest of the shoe. This group is expected to release on May 5, 2018 for $160USD. Some of the color ways are limited to certain regions and a breakdown of the release information is below.
Asia Pacific and Latin America: Track Red and Yellow Ochre
Europe, Middle East and Africa: Track Red and Yellow Ochre
Greater China: Clay Green and Track Red
North America: Blue Moon and Clay Green