Many sneakerheads can probably not believe the fact that the Air Jordan 1 had made its debut 30 years ago. Commemoration of Jordan Brand’s and it’s first ever sneaker model’s 30th Anniversary had officially started at the beginning of this year. By March, it became apparently that the upcoming Jordan release dates 2015 would be marking the arrival of numerous Air Jordan 1 iterations in celebration of this prestigious occasion. One non-original version Jordan Brand had whipped up as a tribute to their own 30-year legacy was the Air Jordan 1 Low “Blackout.”
Back in mid-March, the “Blackout” was unveiled as the latest non-OG colorway of the Air Jordan 1 in its low-top form. Back then, there was not a single hint of a potential release date and it took several months for this sneaker to finally arrived, that too on the official Nike website. While this rendition of the low-cut Air Jordan 1 is indeed monochromatic and simple, this also makes it quite ideal to be worn during the coming hot summer months.
According to the Nike website, the upper of this sneaker is made up of both natural and synthetic leather, with the toebox covered in perforations, which apparently makes this sneaker breathable, comfortable and durable. As the colorway’s nickname suggests, this “Blackout” rendition is indeed blacked out with its upper dressed up entirely in Black. Even the tonal Jordan “Wings” logos visible on the sneaker’s heel, the Jumpman logo, the laces, and the Nike Swoosh are also covered in Black. The Nike website also claims that this sneaker will offer lightweight underfoot cushioning thanks to the air-sole unit contained in its midsole. Apparently this sneaker will also provide flexibility and traction due to the forefoot flex grooves underneath the rubber outsole.
Overall, the Air Jordan 1 Low “Blackout” is comfortable enough to be worn on the court but also looks very stylish too. Jordan Brand did not give this sneaker any OG treatment apart from a 30th anniversary insole present inside it. However, it is still a sneaker worth grabbing and there is no need to be waiting for potential Jordan release dates 2015 since this sneaker is already available on Nike.