By now, sneakerheads have probably become accustomed to the fact that Jordan Brand tends to recycle specific retro colorways every couple of years, but this is not always the case. Every now and then, the Jumpman also decides to bring back certain rare kicks from deep within the vault. One such rare sneaker that they dropped once again on March 19th of this year was Air Jordan 1 Low OG “Metallic Blue,” which received the retro treatment for the very first time. However, before the prized sneaker joined the Air Jordan releases 2016, a leaked photo hinted the return of its high top variation as well.
Apart from strikingly resembling the Air Jordan 1 Low OG “Metallic Blue,” the Air Jordan 1 High “Metallic Navy” itself is also an original colorway that has also not received the retro treatment ever before. This sneaker had originally made its retail debut as a part of the Air Jordan 1 Metallic Collection back in 1985, which was the year that marked the beginning of the Air Jordan line. Even though two of the iterations from this collection returned in 2009 to be a part of the Air Jordan 1 Retro “Do The Right Thing” Pack, this “Metallic Navy” rendition was not one of them.
Now that Nike has published official photos of this sneaker, it can be seen that the leather uppers serve as a plain White base for the other contrasting elements it sports. These mainly include the ankle collars, the inner linings, the Nike Air branding on the tongues and the Jordan Wings logo and Nike Swoosh on the sides, all of which are covered in the secondary Metallic Navy hue. This sneaker is also equipped with a combination of clean White midsoles and Navy-colored outsoles.
The fact that this sneaker will be arriving at retailers after almost 31 years makes it obvious that it took a very long time for it to receive the retro treatment. This makes it all the more worth copping when it makes its comeback on June 4th at a reasonable price of $160.
Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Metallic Navy”
Release Date: June 4th, 2016