Jordan Brand is gradually and slowly establishing its Holiday 2015 collection, and it has unveiled another new jordans that is going to be a part of it, which is this Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “UNC.” It should not be surprising that news of this sneaker’s release easily excites 23isBack readers, considering that this colorway dates back to the mid 1980s. Since it has been unveiled as one of this year’s holiday release, this iconic pair will make its comeback on one of the December Jordan release dates 2015.
The nickname of this original Air Jordan Retro High colorway likely makes it obvious that it had been designed as a nod to the University of North Carolina where Michael Jordan had studied. More specifically, the colorway took its inspiration from the North Carolina Tar Heels, the men’s basketball team representing the university that Michael Jordan played for between 1981 and 1984. It was back in 1985 when this sneaker had made its original retail debut, and the original rendition of this colorway was never seen again on a retail shelf until now. Fortunately, the returning iteration will be hitting the shelves in OG form, which makes it quite special and fit to belong in the Holiday 2015 collection.
Like the original high-top pair, this year’s UNC-themed Air Jordan 1 High is made up of an upper that has a premium leather base in white, which is covered in dark powder blue overlays. The laces, midsole, perforated toebox and tongue are also in white, while the secondary power blue hue also covers the inner lining, Nike Swoosh and the outsole. Since this iteration is in its OG form, a power blue Nike Air logo can also be seen on the tongue, while the side sports a white classic Jordan Wings logo.
It is true that Jordanheads (including 23isBack readers) have had to wait very long for another opportunity to grab a pair of this iconic and highly popular sneaker from the 80s. Despite the fact that they will have to continue waiting, they can be certain that one of the December Jordan release dates 2015 will mark the comeback of the Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “UNC” as a part of Jordan Brand’s Holiday 2015 lineup.
Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “UNC” (LS)
Dark Powder Blue/White
Release Date: *October, 2015