Category Archives: Air Jordan 1

2001 vs. 2013 vs. 2017 Air Jordan 1 Retro ‘Royal’ Comparison

It’s only been four years since the last go-round, but the ‘Royal’ Air Jordan 1 Retro is one of the year’s most anticipated sneaker releases. Originally released in 1985, the black and blue colorway first returned in 2001, before a 12-year hiatus until the next retro. This time, Jordan Brand is promising remastered quality, which means they tried to construct it as close to the original as possible.To determine how well they did with the 2017 version, we compared every ‘Royal’ Air Jordan 1 Retro to date, breaking them down by each detail. Read on to see how this year’s release stacks up against its predecessors.

QUARTER

The leather is different on each pair and the shade of blue gradually got brighter. Unlike the 2013 and 2017 releases, nubuck fills the Swoosh of the 2001 retro.

TONGUE

The font used for Nike Air embroidery is different on each tongue, as is the material used to construct them.

LINING

There’s less padding on the 2013 retro compared to the 2001 and 2017 pairs, along with a different lining pattern. The backside of the tongue on the 2001 pair features the Jumpman logo and production number. Logo on the back of the tongue and lining color is white on the 2017 retro and black on the other two.

HEEL

Sizing of heel tabs varies each year. There’s no black stitching on the heel tab on the 2013 pair and the tab is a bit higher on this year’s retro. The 2013 pair appears to be more narrow when looking at it from behind when compared to the 2001 and 2017 pairs.

COLLAR

Note the size, shape and positioning of the Wings logo on each pair.

INSOLE

After the Jumpman graced the insoles of the 2001 Jordan retro, Nike Air returned in 2013 and again this year, but this time on OG-style white insoles.

TOEBOX

The size and arrangement of the perforations differ on each pair, as does the general narrowness of the toeboxes.

SHOE BOX

The 2001 release came with the ‘Jordan Face’ box, while the OG-style box returned for the 2013 and 2017 releases.

Kawhi Leonard Wearing Gold Air Jordan 1s

Kawhi Leonard has been spotted wearing various exclusives which includes the Gold Air Jordan 5, Gold Air Jordan 11 and Gold Air Jordan 12. Recently he was seen wearing the Gold Air Jordan 1.

Looking closer at this flashy and luxurious Air Jordan 1, we cans that Jordan Brand applied Metallic Gold across the uppers while Blue lands on the Wings logo and laces. Completing the look we have White running across the midsole along with a translucent outsole.

Below you can check out another image of the Gold Air Jordan 1. More than likely this pair won’t release to the public but let us know in the comments section if you think Jordan Brand should release them. Make sure to check back with us for more exclusives.

Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG ‘Hyper Royal’ First Look

 

Jordan Brand will have a massive Air Jordan 1 lineup for 2018. One of the upcoming releases will be the Air Jordan 1 ‘Hyper Royal’ that will debut in July.

This Air Jordan 1 will feature a Hyper Royal and Sail color combination. Although images have yet to leak, they are expected to feature Hyper Royal on the overlays while Sail is applied to the base, around the heel and Nike Swoosh on the panels. Finishing the look is Hyper Royal Blue on the outsole.

Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG
Hyper Royal/Sail
July 7, 2018
555088-401
$160

New Colorway of Air Jordan 1 Retro High Flyknit Details

The Air Jordan 1 continues to be the most versatile silhouette in the Jordan Brand’s arsenal as it has been dressed up in the most colors and is now being offered in numerous Flyknit selections. The initial “Bred” colored Flyknit drop was met with a bit of criticism as fanatics and purists did not favor the new construction. However, that hasn’t stopped the Jumpman as more and more of the silhouette with flexible uppers continue to hit shelves. Now, another illustrious color scheme – the Shadow – is getting the same makeover with the recurring 1985 detail in the inside of the tongue. While the OG Air Jordan 1 Shadow is scheduled to release in April of next year, this Flyknit selection is set to drop on January 13th.

Air Jordan 1 Retro High FlyknitRelease Date: January 13th, 2018$180Style Code: 919704-003

Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG RE2PECT Release on November 18th, 2017

Derek Jeter and Jordan Brand will add a brand new release to their ‘RE2PECT’ collection.  This time around it’s the Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG.

Keeping things simple this Air Jordan 1 comes dressed in Black and White.  Featuring inspirational words on the Black parts of the shoe while Nike Air branding lands on the tongue.  Other details includes all the OG Nike branding which also lands on the insoles and outsoles which completes the look.

Air Jordan 1 RE2PECT Release Date

For those interested in purchasing the Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG RE2PECT, they will release at select Jordan Brand retailers including online at Nike.com on November 18th, 2017.  Retail price will be $160.  Below you can check out a few more images which will give you a closer look.

Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG RE2PECT
Black/White
November 18, 2017
555088-008
$160

Air Jordan 1 Flyknit ‘Wolf Grey’ Golden Harvest Release Date

The Air Jordan 1 Flyknit will release in a few color options during Fall 2017. One of those releases will be the Air Jordan 1 Flyknit ‘Wolf Grey’ which is scheduled to release in November.

This Air Jordan 1 features a Wolf Grey, Gum Yellow, White and Golden Harvest color combination. Highlighted with Nike’s Flyknit technology which is done in Grey. Following we have Golden Harvest which lands on the Nike Swoosh and White across the midsole. Finishing the look is Gum on the outsole.

Air Jordan 1 Flyknit Wolf Grey Golden Harvest Release Date

The Air Jordan 1 Retro High Flyknit Wolf Grey will release at select Jordan Brand retailers on November 1st, 2017. Upon it’s release, retail price is set at $180. Continue to scroll below to check out another image and make sure to check back with us for updates.

Air Jordan 1 Retro High Flyknit
Wolf Grey/Gum Yellow-White-Golden Harvest
November 1, 2017
919704-025
$180

2017 Air Jordan 1 ‘Fleece’ Pack Release Date

Jordan Brand is now starting to release two color options of the Air Jordan 1 which is constructed with Fleece. The two will be a grade school exclusive.

The first Air Jordan 1 from this pack comes dressed in a Black, Deadly Pink and White color combination while the second is dressed in Black and Metallic Red Bronze. The Deadly Pink pair features Fleece on the liner which just peaks out while the Metallic Red Bronze uses the material on the panels, hinted on the heel and around the collar.

The Air Jordan 1 Fleece Pack is now starting to release at select Jordan Brand retailers exclusively in kids sizing like Oneness and Nike.com. Retail price is set at $95. Continue to scroll below to check out more images which will give you a better look.

Air Jordan 1 Retro High GS
Black/Deadly Pink-White
332148-014
$95

   

Air Jordan 1 Retro High GS
Black/Metallic Red Bronze
332148-022
$95

Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG Premium Essentials ‘Sail’ First Look +On feet

Jordan Brand is building upon their Premium Essentials series with the Air Jordan 1. Launching towards the end of June is the Air Jordan 1 Premium Essentials ‘Sail’ which will debut alongside the ’Triple Black’ edition.

This Air Jordan 1 is highlighted with a Sail and University Red color combination. Constructed with a mixture of smooth and tumbled leather throughout while perforations land on the toe box and the Wings branding by the collar is debossed. Having a predominate Sail takeover, University Red is used to fill in the Nike Air branding on the tongue and covers the insoles.

Air Jordan 1 Premium Essentials Sail Release Date

The Air Jordan 1 High OG Premium Essentials Sail is scheduled to release at select Jordan Brand retailers including online at Nike.com on June 20th, 2017. Retail price will be $160. Below you can check out more images which will give you better look. Make sure to visit the comments section with your thoughts on them and if you plan on buying.

Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG
Sail/University Red
June 20, 2017
$160
555088-114

Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG Premium Essentials ‘Sail’ First Look

If you ‘re yet not got one pair of Air Jordan 1 this year , now there have a chance to got one new .  Launching towards the end of June is the Air Jordan 1 Premium Essentials ‘Sail’ which will debut alongside the ’Triple Black’ edition.

This Air Jordan 1 is highlighted with a Sail and University Red color combination. Constructed with a mixture of smooth and tumbled leather throughout while perforations land on the toe box and the Wings branding by the collar is debossed. Having a predominate Sail takeover, University Red is used to fill in the Nike Air branding on the tongue and covers the insoles.

Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG

Sail/University Red
June 20, 2017
$160
555088-114