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Jordan Brand Introduces the Air Jordan 1 Retro Hi Flyknit

It was no secret that Jordan Brand was ready to give this classic silhouette a modernized update.

Nike has revamped the Air Jordan 1 with modern material construction on an old — but beautiful — silhouette. Utilizing Flyknit along the entire upper and premium leather overlays, the version of the Air Jordan 1 is like nothing we’ve seen before. The materials are not the only thing they’ve changed as the heel will feature a Zoom Air unit.

Within the shoe there is a graphic reading “19852017” that honors the original Air Jordan 1 release year and launch of the Air Jordan 1 Retro Hi Flyknit respectively.

The Air Jordan 1 Retro Hi Flyknit releases on September 9 at select retailers. Retail price has yet to be officially announced.

Let us know your thoughts on this new take on the Air Jordan 1 below and stay tuned for updates regarding the release.


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  1. I was a staff member at the Michael Jordan Flight School a couple of weeks ago in Santa Barbara and MJ wore a couple different colors of the flyknit 1s to camp. Can’t wait!!

  2. “The materials are not the only thing they’ve changed as the heel will feature a Zoom Air unit — likely built into the insole much like the Nike Dunk SB models.”

    You guys wrote and published an article (by Jarrod) on August 1, 2017 about the AJ 1 Flyknit with pictures from the fastpass site. Those pictures include images of the insoles, which does not show the zoom air built into the insole. The other pictures posted by fastpass along with the official press release from Nike gives no further indication to the utilization of zoom air in these updated AJ 1s.

    I love your guys’ site, as it’s more informative and accurate compared to the other sneaker blogs out there. But a little consistency between articles and authors will be appreciated by your readers.

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