The classic and iconic “Chicago” colorway returns one of Jordan Brand’s latest Air Jordan releases 2018 but with as a slight variation. Back in 1984 when Michael Jordan began his professional basketball career, Reebok had actually surpassed Nike as the number one footwear and sportswear brand. Hence, it was signing Michael Jordan and the debut of the Air Jordan 1 in 1985 that brought Nike back on top. In fact, it is the Air Jordan 1 that gave rise to the “sneaker culture” we recognize today. 33 years later, Jordan Brand is set to release a variation of one of the most classic Air Jordan 1 colorways.
Is This A “Chicago”-Inspired Air Jordan 1 Colorway?
Indeed, the “Chicago” is one of the most classic and iconic, original colorways of the Air Jordan 1 that Michael Jordan himself rocked on the court back in 1985. This “Chicago” colorway had actually been designed because the earlier Air Jordan 1 “Bred” colorway had been reportedly banned for not complying with the NBA’s “uniformity of uniform” rule. The “Bred” colorway did not match the uniforms of the Chicago Bulls since it did not “have any white in it.” Hence, the “Chicago” iteration was given its Black, Red and White color scheme. Michael Jordan wore the Air Jordan 1 “Chicago” for the first time back on November 17th, 1984.
Is The Air Jordan 1 “Chicago Crystal” Christmas-Themed?
The Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Chicago Crystal” does borrows its nickname from and somewhat resemble the classic, original “Chicago” colorway, but it is not quite the same. Namely, it is lacking Black-colored overlays around its toeboxes. It is likely more Christmas-themed since it will be among next month’s Air Jordan releases 2018. Despite the varying color blocking, it is still dressed up in Black, Red and White. However, the plain White base of its uppers is actually made up of tumbled leather. Furthermore, its Red-colored overlays appear to be featuring some kind of snowflake-like pattern or texture. It is also equipped with icy, translucent outsoles.
Air Jordan Retro 1 High OG “Chicago Crystal”
Color: Gym Red/White-Photo Blue-Black
Style Code: 555088-602
Release Date: December 14th, 2019
Retail Price: $160
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