From the looks of it, this latest colorway of the Air Jordan 1 Mid appears to be borrowing from a classic iteration worn by Michael Jordan. As of this year, Jordan Brand seems of have released numerous Air Jordan 1 Mid colorways, even special ones like the “Equality” colorway for Black History Month. Last month, the Air Jordan 1 Mid was even transformed into football cleats. Another iteration featuring uppers covered in “Jordan” and “Jumpman” prints was also unveiled, while more recent releases include the “Taxi Yellow” and the “Maybe I Destroyed The Game” colorways. The iteration seen here though somewhat resembles an iconic Air Jordan 1 High colorway.
The “Banned / Bred” colorway of the Air Jordan 1 High is definitely the most iconic, but it is not the only one. While Air Jordan 1 “Bred” was not the sneaker that the NBA attempted to ban Michael Jordan from wearing on the court, the fact remains that Michael Jordan was indeed fined $5,000 a couple of times. As the risk of getting fined regularly continued to loom, Nike designed a colorway for the Air Jordan 1 that would not break the NBA’s “uniformity of uniform” rule. This was the Air Jordan 1 “Chicago” and it was the first Air Jordan sneaker Michael Jordan rocked on the court.
The Air Jordan 1 Mid colorway featured here does indeed look like an incomplete variation of the OG “Chicago,” or at least inspired by it. In fact, if you were to hide its toe boxes from view, it looks almost exactly the same. Here though, it has mostly clean White uppers, while Varsity Red only appears over the ankle collar and heel overlays. Although Black does cover the Nike “Swoosh” logos, it can also be spotted over the inner lining and tongues. Furthermore, both its laces, “Air Jordan Wings” logos and its soles are completely plain White too. It even has White-colored tongue tags featuring the “Jumpman Air” branding.
Air Jordan 1 Mid Style Code: 554724-116 Retail Price: $110