Jordan Brand seems to have once again drawn inspiration from Michael Jordan‘s Alma mater for one of next year’s Air Jordan releases 2019. Of course, this is not the first time that an Air Jordan 1 colorway has been inspired by the North Carolina Tar Heels. In fact, the OFF–WHITE x Air Jordan 1 “UNC” made its retail debut earlier this year, on June 19th, at a price of $190. The Air Jordan 1 has also featured patent leather in the past. However, it is after quite a long time that Jordan Brand will be releasing a premium Air Jordan 1 rendition completely made up of patent leather.
This Air Jordan 1 “UNC Patent Leather” Will Arrive Before The 2019 All-Star Weekend
The 68th edition of NBA All-Star Game is scheduled to take place on February 17th, 2019. The exhibition basketball game will be played in Charlotte, North Carolina at the Spectrum Center. Charlotte hosted the game once before, back in 1991. Like last year’s NBA All-Star Game, the East/West format will not be followed. In fact, it seems that the NBA is further altering and improving its new All-Star Game format. NBA players seem to have come to an agreement for the 2019 All-Star Game draft to be televised. Hence, the 2019 NBA All-Star Game draft will indeed be televised on TNT on either January 30th or 31st, 2019.
The Air Jordan 1 “UNC” Patent Will Be Among Next Year’s Air Jordan Releases 2019
As you can see, the photo above was shared on Instagram by @solebyjc. The glossy appearance of this Air Jordan 1 rendition makes it quite obvious that its entire uppers are made up of patent leather. As already mentioned, This colorway draws inspiration from the North Carolina Tar Heels so its color scheme resembles that of the college basketball team. Unlike previous “UNC” colorways though, it combines with two different contrasting shades of blue, namely Chill Blue and Obsidian. Additionally, its midsoles and side panels are pure White. Rumor has it that this Air Jordan 1 “UNC Patent Leather” is going to be a women’s only release.
Air Jordan 1 "UNC Patent Leather" Color: Obsidian/Blue Chill-White Style Code: CD0461-401 Release Date: February 9th, 2019 Retail Price: $160
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