It’s safe to say that the Air Jordan 1 is a lifestyle shoe in this day and age. Jordan Brand have completed this off-court transition by rendering the monumental basketball shoe in colourways other than its original swatches. For example, this ‘Island Green’ edition definitely would not have cleared the NBA’s strict uniform policy in the 1980s.
Increasingly appearing in low-cut form, this AJ1 uses typical leather and suede alternating panels, then injections of ‘Island Green’ to pop some colour into the mix. It shows on the lining, Swoosh and, ice-effect outsole.
While Lows are still currently clawing for acceptance, strong colourways like this make a strong case. It just needs a nickname, then they’ll sell like hotcakes. Coming soon to Nike retailers.