The key word in that Air Jordan 1 Retro High headline is “almost.”
Back in 1985, a young Chicago Bulls shooting guard by the name of Michael Jordan worked with Nike to release his first relatively unknown sneaker, the Air Jordan 1. It was based on the Nike Air Ship, the Air Jordan 1’s predecessor. Who could have guessed that some 33 years later the sneaker would still be dropping in colorways that appeal to millions of consumers?
There may be some sarcasm there because the second Nike unveiled the Air Jordan 1 everyone knew it would be an instant hit and three decades later, here we are. With regards to this particular colorway, the color combo makes it look almost good enough to eat.
With a buttery smooth looking Sail leather upper, the shoe sports Guava hits on the midfoot, Wings logo, and tongue of the sneaker. What is interesting to note is that the Guava Ice hits on the midfoot come in the form of words “Swoosh” and “Nike” emblazoned on the medial and lateral sides of the sneaker.
All this sits atop an Air unit in the heel and a traction pattern that, 30 years later, is still one of the best patterns on the market today. For more information on how this shoe performs on-court check out Nightwing2303’s Air Jordan 1 Retro Performance Review.
The Air Jordan 1 Retro High ‘Guava Ice/Sail’ is set to drop on September 1 for $160. You can find the shoe over at footlocker.com and at your local Foot Locker stores as well.
Are you going to cop a pair of these guava Air Jordan 1s? If not, what’s a shoe you’re currently on the lookout for or are expecting? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.