Ever since originally making its retail debut back in 1985, the traditional Air Jordan 1 model continues to run strong and thanks to being constantly reinvented, it remains in demand. One such recent variation was the Air Jordan 1 KO “Knock Out,” which had not been officially released back Nike had originally introduced the Air Jordan 1. It was not until April 2010 that the AJ1 KO hit the shelves for the very first time and it became an instant hit. In 2016, Jordan Brand introduced yet another version of the Air Jordan 1, dubbed the Ultra High, and it is now receiving the “Space Jam” treatment.
According to rumors, the April 2010 release of the AJ1 KO had comprised of a total of 5000 pairs worldwide. Fortunately for sneakerheads, the Air Jordan 1 Ultra High was not such a limited release. For the first tonal, nearly all-Black and all-White colorways of this revamped Air Jordan 1 incarnation, Jordan Brand utilized a breathable textile instead of leather for its uppers. This made the silhouette ideal for the summer months and more flexible too. Its Ultra High nickname referred to the fact that the bootie had been extended, while it was equipped with a more modern pull-tab system. Last but not least, the Nike “Swoosh” logos were mere outlines.
Earlier this year, sneakerheads would have assumed that they would merely be able to cop just one Space Jam-themed sneaker. Since last year, they already knew about that the Holiday Season 2016’s Air Jordan releases would include the returning Air Jordan 11 “Space Jam.” Then recently, the Air Jordan 31 “Space Jam” was also unveiled. Now, it seems that even the AJ1 Ultra High has been dressed up in the “Space Jam” color scheme. Its uppers are a combination of all-Black patent leather and textile. It is also equipped with Concord-colored branding, pure White-colored outsoles and icy translucent outsoles.
Thus, Jordan Brand will be celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Space Jam by dropping three different yet similar-looking sneakers. This Air Jordan 1 Ultra High “Space Jam” will will retail for $150 on December 3rd, nearly a week before the Air Jordan 11 “Space Jam” makes its comeback.
Air Jordan 1 Ultra High “Space Jam”
Release Date: December 3rd, 2016
844700-002 | $150