One of Jordan Brand‘s upcoming Air Jordan releases 2018 has not even debuted yet but has already made its way in the resale market. Usually, it takes a while until a recently released Air Jordan colorway surfaces on the resale market. Sneaker resellers generally have to wait until the colorway has officially hit the shelves and purchase it in bulk in order to resell it later at higher prices. However, that does not seem to be the case here. The official release of the Air Jordan 1 “Rookie Of The Year” is literally just around the corner but it is already available on StockX, a deadstock and resale platform.
Where Does The Air Jordan 1 “Rookie Of The Year” Draw Inspiration From?
This Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG colorway gets its nickname from when a majority of the American media voted for Michael Jordan to be named NBA’s Rookie of the Year back in May 1985. Michael Jordan actually won out over Akeem Abdul Olajuwon, who was the center for the Houston Rockets at the time. As for the color scheme of this Air Jordan 1 iteration, it is inspired by the button-up shirt that Michael Jordan was wearing during the press conference in which he accepted the Rookie of the Year award. You can watch Michael Jordan’s speech and check out the shirt in the video below.
The Air Jordan 1 “Rookie Of The Year” Is On Its Way To Retailers
Even though it is already being resold, it will very soon be among this month’s Air Jordan releases 2018. Its tumbled leather uppers are dressed up in a combination of Black, Gold Harvest and White. Its inner lining, Jordan “Wings” branding, laces, Nike “Swoosh” logo, outsoles, and tongue tabs are also covered in Black, while Red can be spotted over the “Nike Air” branding on its tongue tabs. In addition to Michael Jordan’s shirt from 1985, this colorway also seems to be borrowing from the OFF-White x Air Jordan 1 releases because its ankle collar flaps are actually detachable. .jpgDethatching it reveals a quote from Michael Jordan’s speech.
Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG Color: Gold Harvest/Black Style Code: 555088-700 Release Date: November 17th, 2018 Retail Price: $160