This Jordan 1 Retro High OG Colorway Is Inspired By Michael Jordan’s Tracksuit

The Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG will return next year for a special 2016 Jordan releases. Sneakerheads reading this probably think they know everything about Michael Jordan, but they may or may not recall that he was once a guest on the Late Show with David Letterman back when the brand that is currently named after him did not even exist. This new colorway of the Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG that is slated to arrive at retailers next year takes inspiration from Michael Jordan’s unforgettable encounter with David Letterman.

Back in 1986, Michael Jordan was just 23 years old and he had just scored 63 points in a playoff against the Boston Celtics. Following the playoff, Michael Jordan headed towards the set of the Late Show with David Letterman to make a guest appearance for an exclusive interview. While this entire interview was quite memorable, perhaps the most iconic moment of the interview was when both David Letterman and Michael Jordan called the Air Jordan 1 “ugly.” During his appearance on the show, Michael Jordan was also clad in a flash track suit and the upcoming Air Jordan 1 colorway draws inspiration from that very track suit.

The conception of this Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG iteration may even remind sneakerheads of the Air Jordan 7Sweater,” which is inspired by a sweater that Michael had donned during a classic commercial. Not surprisingly, this rendition of the Air Jordan 1 has been dubbed “Letterman” and consist of a crimson red upper with hints of navy matching the collar of the track suit Michael Jordan wore back in ’86. Since the sneaker has not been officially unveiled, so the only way of telling what these kicks may look like is from this image that Instagram user @zsneakerheadz created in Photoshop.

air-jordan-1-david-lettermanNonetheless, sneakerheads get ready for the Jordan release 2016 of this special edition Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Letterman.” As for sneakerheads who did not even know about Michael Jordan’s appearance in the Late Show with David Letterman, they may want to search for the interview and take a trip down memory lane.

Air Jordan 1 High OG David Letterman
Light Crimson/Midnight Navy-University Blue-White
Release Date:
Summer 2016
555088-606 | $160

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