For the Air Jordan 1, 2016 has undoubtedly proven to be quite a big year in which Jordan Brand brought back several of the model’s OG colorways. At the same time, Jordan Brand also dropped in the Air Jordan 1 in plenty of brand new colorways as well, such as the second version of the “Shattered Backboard” that arrived at retailers on October 8th. Unlike the recently returned Air Jordan 3, it does not seem like Jordan Brand will stop producing further releases of its first signature model. This should actually be obvious from all varied releases already scheduled like these perforated Air Jordan 1 High iterations featured here.
This is not the first time that Jordan Brand has dropped tonal, nearly all-Black and all-White colorways of the Air Jordan 1 simultaneously. Both of these kicks sport a Black and White color scheme, yet they are obviously not identical, rather they have been designed to look like opposites of each other. Furthermore, the Air Jordan 1 model does not appear to be traditional one that sneakerheads are typically familiar with. Its uppers seem to be made up of varying textured leather, with the heel and toe panels, and the Nike “Swoosh” logos covered in tiny perforations, while larger ones can be spotted over the toe boxes.
The uppers of these sneakers are entirely dressed up in Black and White, respectively. Even the tongue tabs and the “Nike Air” branding that appears to be debossed onto them are also tonal, matching the hue of the uppers. Similarly, their laces are also covered in the same hue as their uppers. Even though it would seem so, it can be seen that these are not entirely tonal sneakers. What makes them further opposites is that the iteration with the Black-colored uppers is equipped with all-White outsoles and the one with the White-colored uppers is equipped with all-Black outsoles, which adds a touch of contrast.
Ultimately, sneakerheads in the mood to own a classic- and simple-looking yet stylish Air Jordan 1 could grab both or either of these brand new colorways. However, they will have to wait till next year since these perforated Air Jordan 1 High sneakers will reported make their retail debut among the Spring Jordan releases 2017.
Air Jordan 1 High “Blackout”
Style Code: 555088-002
Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG
555088-100 | $160