Those who have been paying attention to Jordan release 2014 dates and news, whether on 23IsBACK.me or elsewhere, they most likely would have gotten a first look at the soon-to-be-released Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Carmine”. As revealed for the very first time, the pair will be released in a Black/Red/White colorway with a translucent sole. It should be obvious that they have been inspired from the Air Jordan VI’s “Carmine” colorway, while the color-blocking is similar to that of the Air Jordan 1 High.
The Air Jordan 1 “Carmine” makes its retail debut on May 24th, 2014. Some readers may have found it surprising that these sneakers are from the Retro High OG variety since an Air Jordan 1 ’91 design had been expected, so that the sneakers would be closer linked up with the AJ 6. These sneakers, especially their ice clear outsoles, are definitely somewhat reminiscent of the Air Jordan 6s.
In fact, the “Carmine” colorway itself was last seen on the Air Jordan 6s, and now it has taken form on these Air Jordan 1 Retro High OGs. The upper of these shoes sports the Air Jordan logo, Carmine red and white paneling, the white overlaying the red, with subtle black accents on the swoosh, and traditional Chicago Bulls-style lining.
The white is in leather and the carmine red is in suede, both of which blend together quite well, enabling these sneakers to come off clean. Black also finds its way to the branding, laces and tongue, while the midsole stands out with counter color stitching. Overall, these kicks are quite beautiful and a clean and unique upgrade to the original, classic Air Jordan 1s.
In the past, whenever it came to releasing a new Air Jordan 1 design, one tradition Jordan Brand always lived up to was borrowing a colorway from other Air Jordan models. The Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Carmine” definitely break that tradition. Although this pair was being expected to be a hybrid that would feature elements from the Air Jordan 6, that is not the case with this one. While the silhoutte is the same iconic one, it is dressed up in distinct colors.
The bottom line is that these Air Jordan 1 Retro High OGs look naturally good. Along with the look, these sneakers will also bring the comfort and performance of the Air Jordan 1 and they do plenty of justice to the classic, original Carmine colorway. Those who have been keeping an eye on Air Jordan release 2014 will be well aware that the wait for these kicks will almost be over in five days.