Leaked: The Air Jordan 1 KO ‘Chicago’ Returns in 2021
Jordan Brand look to be rolling back the Air Jordan 1 colourways in 2021, but fans of the iconic silhouette can still rejoice in the return of the popular KO version. Rumour has it that the OG ‘Chicago’ colourway will be adding to the already stacked Spring 2021 lineup, and leaked pics of what is believed to be the actual shoe have surfaced to stoke the flame.
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 ‘Chicago’ colourway is sure to be a popular drop, with its signature white, black, and ‘University Red’ scheme. A white canvas base is supported with red overlays, while black leather Swooshes and ankle collar deliver the offsetting darker tone. Additionally, you can expect the familiar ‘AJKO’ branding on the Wings logo, with a white midsole atop a red rubber outsole down below.
Early rumours suggest the Air Jordan 1 KO ‘Chicago’ will release sometime in Spring 2021 at select retailers and via Nike. Stay tuned for more pics and info.