At this point, sneakerheads are probably quite familiar with the history of the Air Jordan 1 “Banned” that the NBA had banned back in 1984 for violating uniform codes. Back in October of this year, Jordan Brand celebrated that history moment in New York City by setting up a pop-up shop for one day. The pop-up shop was located at 108 Wooster Street and it became the exclusive venue where 500 pairs of the Air Jordan 1 Satin “Banned” were made available to local sneakerheads. One of Jordan Brand’s other New York-exclusive Jordan releases that sneakerheads likely recall was the Air Jordan 1 “NYC,” which is available again.
Sneakerheads should probably already know that New York City is among the best sneaker capitals in the world. The choices are seemingly endless, considering that brands keep on dropping so many sneaker releases nearly every weekend. With the popularity of ecommerce rising, sneakerheads enjoy indulging in the experience of heading out to store and copping a pair of coveted sneakers even more than ever before. Boutique-like specialized stores have also been established in the Big Apple by brands like adidas and Nike, which are now catering to the city’s growing sneaker retail landscape. Perhaps that is why Jordan Brand has often dropped NYC-exclusive iterations of their Air Jordan models.
One such exclusive was the Air Jordan 1 High “NYC” that Jordan Brand had originally dropped back in 2014, on September 17th. Just two days before Christmas, the Air Jordan 1 High “NYC” got restocked in quickstrike manner at Nike SNKRS. As a representation of New York City, the sneaker has premium leather and suede uppers that are predominantly dressed up in ominous Black. Varsity Red also makes an appearance as an accenting hue, visible over the “Jumpman” and “23NY” branding at the front and back of the tongues. The sneaker is also equipped with speckled White midsoles and all-Black outsoles.
The good thing is that this sneaker will retail at the same price, despite being brought back after 2 years. So, this is quite a second chance for sneakerheads who do not own pair because the Air Jordan 1 High “NYC” became available on Nike SNKRS and will be available at a price of $160 till pairs last.