It has been 33 years since the Air Jordan 1 originally made its debut and it was not just a mere performance basketball sneaker. Over the years, Jordan Brand has made numerous attempts to revamp the Air Jordan 1 with modernized variations of the model. Examples of such attempts include the Alpha Jordan 1 and the Air Jordan Nu Retro 1. Another example of modernizing it was when Jordan Brand borrowed Nike’s Flyknit technology and added it to the Air Jordan 1. Since last year, the Air Jordan 1 Flyknit has arrived in several colorways, with the latest one set to join this year’s Air Jordan releases 2018.
The Air Jordan 1 made its debut on September 9th, 2017 in the “Banned” colorway. You may or may not recall the Air Jordan 1 with Flyweave uppers that was a part of Jordan Brand’s “MTM” Collection back in 2005. However, the Air Jordan 1 Flyknit is far more complex and diverse because of the multilayered knitting, while still accurately resembling the original silhouette. To further maintain originality, Jordan Brand even paired the upgraded Flyknit uppers with the original soles containing Air units. Its inner lining, Nike “Swoosh” logo and tongue tags are its only components that are made up of leather.
So far, Jordan Brand has dropped “Banned,” “BHM,” “Gold Harvest” and “Royal” colorways of the Air Jordan 1 Flyknit. A colorway was even among January’s Air Jordan releases 2018, as a part of the “RE2PECT” Collection. The latest colorway, which is featured here, is dubbed “Clay Green.” Its entire Flyknit uppers, including its laces and tongues, are covered in varying shades of hue this colorway gets its nickname from. Most notably, the four Nike “Swoosh” logos on the inner and outer sides are different-colored, namely Black, Blue, Red and Yellow. The sneaker is also equipped with all-White midsoles and Gum Rubber outsoles.
It is being reported that this Air Jordan 1 Flyknit “Clay Green” will make its retail debut next month on May 1st, 2018. It is going to be available at select Jordan Brand retailers at a price of $180.
Air Jordan 1 Flyknit “Clay Green”
Clay Green/White-Hyper Cobalt-Gum Yellow
Release Date: May 1st, 2018
919704-333 | $180