Two of Jordan Brand‘s upcoming Air Jordan releases, one of 2018 and the other of 2019, will both be made of patent leather. Patent leather is generally recognized as one of the signature elements of Air Jordan 11 colorways, such the “Concord” that recently made its comeback and the “Bred” colorway return next year. As of lately though, the glassy material has been making an appearance over the Air Jordan 1 and other models. For instance, the friends–and–family–excusive version of the SoleFly x Air Jordan 1 “Art Basel Miami” was made up of patent leather. Now, the Jordan Legacy 312 and Air Jordan 1 will feature patent leather too.
Don C’s Jordan Legacy 312 Looks Elegant in This Patent Leather Iteration
Considering that the Jordan Legacy 312 draws inspiration from the Air Jordan 1, it is not surprising that this upcoming iteration resembles the patent leather Air Jordan 1 “Black/Metallic Gold” from 2013. As you can see, this Jordan Legacy 312 iteration has all–Black uppers that appear to be predominantly made up of patent leather. Of course, since the model is also inspired by the Air Jordan 3, so its signature elephant print overlays are featured too. Additionally, the “Nike Air” branding on the tongues and the “Swoosh” is covered in Metallic Gold, while the soles are plain White. This colorway will be among this month’s Air Jordan releases 2018.
This Air Jordan 1 UNC-Inspired Colorway Is Also Made Up Of Patent Leather
Considering that Jordan Brand is named after him, it is not surprising that Air Jordan colorways inspired by Michael Jordan’s alma mater tend to pop up every now and then. This upcoming Air Jordan 1 colorway inspired by the University of North Carolina is no different. The uppers of this Air Jordan 1 iteration also completely made up of patent leather and are dressed up in a combination of UNC-inspired color scheme of Carolina Blue, Navy and White. The “Nike Air” branding on its tongues and its midsoles are plain White and Carolina Blue appears over its outsoles. This colorway will be joining next year’s Air Jordan releases 2019.
Jordan Legacy 312 "Black/Metallic Gold" Style Code: AV3922-007 Release Date: December, 2018 Retail Price: $150
Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG "UNC Patent Leather" Style Code: CD0461-401 Release Date: February 9th, 2018 Retail Price: $160
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