The Air Jordan 1 Mid ‘Women In Flight Title IX’ is One of the Rarest Sneakers Ever
Jordan Brand are auctioning an Air Jordan 1 Mid – of which only two pairs exist – with proceeds supporting women’s athletics via the Women In Flight Title IX campaign. The initiative, which is part of a wider ‘Go Do Anything’ auction series, is aiming to raise $9 million that will go towards services including scholarships, team bonding, facilities, coaching, and mentoring for female student-athletes at the University of Oregon.
This Oregon connection comes clearer as Nike heavyweights, senior innovator Elizabeth Brock-Jones, senior executive assistant Kendal Bagby, and designer Tinker Hatfield, are behind the design of these rare Airs. Despite being called a Mid, these appear to be Highs (nine eyelets instead of eight), but regardless of those semantics, there’s a lot going on here. The aqua blue and yellow colourway is representative of the ‘Women In Flight’ cause, and is rendered in premium suede and nylon. The shoes come packaged in a very special custom wooden box espousing the ‘Go Do Anything’ mantra and it’s also emblazoned with the Hatfield-designed ‘Title IX’ logo, which also appears on the AJ1’s tongues. Finishing the luxe packaging is fabric wrapping depicting the entire legislature of Title IX.
Bidding has opened for the Air Jordan 1 Mid ‘Women In Flight Title IX’, which closes on August 8. It’s already at over $6000 with a week left to go – so bid or donate generously!