This Air Jordan 1 “Best Hand In The Game” Honors MJ’s Career Achievements

Thirty-two years have passed and the Air Jordan 1 releases keep on hitting the shelves regularly. Quite a few are already scheduled to join upcoming Air Jordan releases 2018. These include the Air Jordan 1 Retro High “Pass The Torch” from the Nike’s “Art Of A Champion” Collection. An Air Jordan 1 “Hyper Royal” is also arriving, which is among Jordan Brand’s OG releases (i.e. with “Nike Air” branding) of the model for this year. There is also the Air Jordan 1 High FlyknitClay Green.” At the forefront though is the Air Jordan 1 “Best Hand In The Game” Collection featured here, which includes four different colorways.

Jordan Brand has apparently whipped up this collection as a tribute to some of the most prominent milestones of Michael Jordan’s professional basketball career. Each colorway of the Air Jordan 1 that is a part of this collection pays tribute to a particular achievement from Michael Jordan’s career. Namely:

 The Air Jordan 1 “Blue Moon” pays tribute to all the historic All-Star appearances that he made over the course of 14 years.
 The Air Jordan 1 “Clay Green” pays tribute to all the awards that he has won and the contributions he has made to the sport over the years.
 The Air Jordan 1 “Track Red” pays tribute to the 6 NBA Championships that Michael Jordan helped the Chicago Bulls win and the 6 Championship Rings he received as a result.
 The Air Jordan 1 “Yellow Ochre” pays tribute to the five Most Valuable Player awards that were given to Michael Jordan.

The uppers of all four sneakers are made up of leather and suede. Borrowing the color blocking of the iconic Air Jordan 1 “Black Toe,” they are predominantly dressed up in Black and White. Their respective signature hues appear over the ankle and heel overlays, “Nike Air” branding on the tongues, the Nike “Swoosh” logos, and the outsoles.

This “Best Hand In The Game” nickname of this collection is a reference to the four best hands that a poker player can have. Hence, a “straight flush” is featured on the right insole of the Air Jordan 1 “Blue Moon;” a “full house” is featured on the right insole of the Air Jordan 1 “Clay Green;” a “six-of-a-kind” is featured on the right insole of the Air Jordan 1 “Track Red;” and a “full house” is featured on the right insole of the Air Jordan 1 “Yellow Ochre.”

One last special aspect of this Air Jordan 1 “Best Hand In The Game” Collection is the fact that each of these four colorways is going to be exclusively available in only certain parts of the world. Namely:

 The Air Jordan 1 “Blue Moon” will retail exclusively in North America.
 The Air Jordan 1 “Clay Green” will retail exclusively in Greater China and North America.
 The Air Jordan 1 “Track Red” will retail exclusively in Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Greater China, Latin America, Middle East and North America.
 The Air Jordan 1 “Yellow Ochre” will retail exclusively in Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East and North America.

All four of these colorways are scheduled to join next month’s Air Jordan releases 2018. However, some of them will arrive at retailers on May 1st while others will hit the shelves on May 5th, and each colorway will retail at a price of $160.

Air Jordan 1 “Best Hand In The Game”

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