First Look: Air Jordan 1 KO ‘Storm Blue’ Rumours Are True!
Following a ‘Chicago’ colourway, it looks like Jordan Brand are continuing to revive the Air Jordan 1 in its popular KO form. The Jumpman looks set to deliver another knockout punch in the form of a ‘Storm Blue’ colourway and, following a teaser, we’ve got pics of what looks to be the real thing. No surprises here – it’s what you’ve come to expect.
Originally released in 1986 alongside the more storied High and Low version of the AJ1, the backstory of the KO is somewhat controversial. Many claim the ‘KO’ actually stands for ‘knock-off’ – a representation of the silhouette’s less premium construction and materials – and the traditional canvas upper base and chunkier styling certainly lends itself to that label. That said, this ‘Storm Blue’ colourway is sure to be a popular drop and a worthy follow-up to the sleeper success of the ‘Chicago’.
Blessed with its signature white, black and blue scheme, the sneaker’s canvas base is supported with blue overlays, while the black leather Swooshes and ankle collar deliver the offsetting darker tone. Additionally, the familiar ‘AJKO’ branding arrives on the Wings logo, with a white midsole atop a black rubber outsole down below.
No release date has been revealed, but rumours suggest a drop sometime in September. Stay tuned for updates.