Although it has not been a very long time ago since the first release of the Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG, Sneaker News already hinted about the comeback of the shoes come Fall of this year as part of the Jordan releases 2016.
Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG Banned
Release Date:September 3, 2016
The rumor went out after a reputable source by the name of Dino Hatfield of the Baltimore Sneaker Show posted on his twitter account about the release of AJ1 Retro High OG Bred this fall.
So far, the retro high OG AJ1 is one of Jordan Brand’s most popular retro shoes of all time so it doesn’t really come out as a surprise that a lot of sneaker heads and fans are already waiting for its eventual release this year.
Earlier images showed the Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG to have the Chicago Bulls-inspired colorways of Black, Red, and White. That is, the shoe’s leather upper is a combination of a red and black aesthetic set off by an all-white midsole. There is also the presence of the original Air Jordan Wings and the famous Nike Air branding.
This year, the remastered comeback of the retro high OG Air Jordan 1s also brings back the most coveted Nike Air branding – which is something traditionalists fans are looking forward to. Of course, there’s also a new generation of sneaker heads who would like to have a pair sporting the famous Nike Air branding together with the Jordan Wings logo which the shoe both sports.
Right now, the only clear news about the Air Jordan 1 Retro High set to release this fall is the “Banned” AJ1 Retro High OG which will make its debut on September 2016.
Compared to earlier rumors of having the Bred look, the Banned Jordan release can be considered as one of JB’s most iconic and non-traditional sneaker given its look.
That is, the Black and Red AJ1 Retro High OG still maintains the original Chicago colorways as its classic color scheme but it plays off with the sneaker design of David Stern from when the NBA dutifully banned his shoes. MJ had the same issue back then where he was fined $5,000 for every game that he wore his banned shoes. Nevertheless, it became a very good marketing scheme for Nike especially because it made having MJ’s shoes more notorious.
So far, the only sure thing is that fans will definitely get a look at the Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Banned” this September 3 on selected Jordan Brand retailers for a price of $160. As an anticipated release, you might want to reserve yours a bit earlier so stay tuned for more sneaker news and Jordan release dates.