An Air Jordan 1 'Powder Blue' Sample Has Been Revealed
Jordan Brand's Air Jordan retros are put through several rounds of sampling before they reach SNKRS and store shelves – and those samples often reveal key tweaks, twists and turns in the design process behind the final product. Recently, bellicosely-named sample collector @bitchlikemykicks provided a look at an early take on the 'Powder Blue' Air Jordan 1 that never made it into production but offers a classic spin on Michael Jordan's collegiate colours at UNC!
This unreleased 'Powder Blue' sample follows the colourblocking of the OG Air Jordan 1 'Bred' to a T, surrounding its blue toebox, heel, collar detailing, Swoosh and outsole with black tumbled leather, offering a touch of light contrast with a white midsole and stamping Peter Moore's iconic ball-and-wings logo on the collar as well. Also seen in the photos above is a Pou Chen Corp (the largest sneaker manufacturer in the world) tag, indicating these samples were produced in Taiwan at one of Pou Chen's many factories.
In the last few years, similar powder blue shades have been used on Air Jordan 1s like the ,Air Jordan 1 'University Blue' and the Air Jordan 1 'Obsidian,' but only time will tell if these samples see the light of day or not. We must say: we certainly wouldn't mind a drop!
Air Jordan 1 fans have a lot to look forward to in the coming months thanks to the release of the Air Jordan 1 'Volt' and Air Jordan 1 Low 'Mystic Navy,' official images of which can be checked out here and here.