Name Air Jordan 1 High 85 Georgetown
Colorway College Navy/Summit White-Tech Grey
Release Date April 2, 2022
Style Code BQ4422-400
Retail Price $200
The Air Jordan 1 High 85 “Georgetown” has made its debut at select retailers overseas as it’s slated to arrive stateside this spring. Bold and versatile, the model is suggested to be inspired by the “Georgetown Hoyas” Air Jordan 1 Sample from 1985 as it’s draped in an official color scheme of “College Navy/Summit White-Tech Grey.” Overall, the silhouette dons a light grey leather base with navy overlays and a rubber outsole, while the wings logo on the ankle and a white midsole rounds out the classic profile.
Retailing for $200, look for this Air Jordan 1 High at select Jordan Brand stockists overseas now while the stateside release date is slated for April. For a complete guide including official photos, release dates, pricing and where to buy, visit: Air Jordan 1 High 85 “Georgetown”. Always keep it locked to KicksOnFire for the latest in sneaker news, release dates and where to purchase your favorite kicks.
The greatest sneaker in history is returning later this year. Yep, the Air Jordan 1 ‘Chicago’–the OG to beat all OGs–will return Holiday 2022.
According to Instagram account @zSneakerHeadz, the AJ1 will be entitled the ‘Chicago Reimagined’, and will have “an aged/vintage look, and a closer shape to the ’85s. Improved toebox.”
Retail prices will also potentially increase for all Air Jordan 1s this year, the account concluded.
The AJ1 Chicago has a long and storied history, which was brought back into the cultural forefront after Michael Jordan’s Netflix documentary The Last Dance retold the story of his signing at Nike and the debut of the Air Jordan line, birthing the most successful athlete and brand partnership of all time.
The Air Jordan 1 was one of the most popular shoes of the 1980s, helping birth sneaker culture from a generation of kids who wanted to be ‘like Mike’. Its original ‘Chicago’ colourway, inspired by the Chicago Bulls for which Jordan predominantly played, remains its most iconic, though the Air Jordan 1 was released with numerous other colourways–the most important of which was known as the Bred (black and red) or ‘banned’ colourway for its infamous NBA ban, in 1985.
The first time that the Air Jordan 1 Chicago was rereleased was during Jordan’s first retirement back in 1994/1995 (they’re culturally known as the 94s for their production date, but were released in 1995), and were not nearly as popular, though now go for thousands on the resale market.
The Chicago was rereleased again in 2013, this time to much greater fanfare, but was also much criticized for the perceived lower quality materials and its divergences from the original design, including the lack of a ‘Nike Air’ tag on the tongue, as well as a ‘Jumpman’ logo on the heel. It was then rereleased in 2015 much closer to the original design to widespread praise, and remains one of the hardest pairs for a sneakerhead to attain.
While there have been many releases that evoke parts of the original Chicago, such as last year’s controversial ‘Trophy Room’ Chicagos, which were rumoured to be mostly resold to resellers through the ‘back door’, with few being able to score pairs, the 1994 version is the closest that we have seen to the original release.
Michael Jordan may have been born to fly, but he lives to drive. Over the course of his illustrious basketball career, Jordan was often seen speeding through the streets of Chicago in some of the fastest sports cars on the market.
After retiring from basketball for good in 2003, the athlete famously known as Air Jordan devoted his post-playing time to furthering his business ventures. Continuing to profit off his passions, MJ founded his own motorcycle racing team in 2004. In short order, his need for speed and soaring sneaker line collided in 2006 with the release of the Air Jordan 4 “Lightning.”
Inspired by the Tour Yellow jackets worn in competition by Michael Jordan’s racing team, the Air Jordan 4 “Lightning” visualized velocity and moved accordingly. Released only to Team Jordan members signed in to Jumpman23.com with matching apparel, the revved up retros accelerated the idea of how boldly an iconic sneaker could be reimagined.
After years in the vault, the Air Jordan 4 “Lightning” returns tomorrow, August 28 for the first time since its 2006 debut. As a nod to where it all started, the famous Flight script scores the tongue while the Tour Yellow upper and black mesh underlays point to the game’s evolution. Built for flight and inspired by speed, this retro classic is going to move fast once it drops.
Back in September, The Sole Supplier revealed that the Air Jordan 4 "Military Black" was in the works. A stealthy take of the OG "Military Blue", it very quickly shot to the top of everyone's must-cop lists. Since then, we've heard nothing but radio silence, so we've written a little update of when you can expect to cop this coveted colourway!
Insanely clean, the "Military Black" Air Jordan 4 features the exact same design and colourblocking as the aforementioned "Military Blue" but it switches the blue hues with some black tones instead. Boasting a predominantly leather base, the toebox is lined with a light grey suede, while rugged rubber elements also feature for that signature AJ4 aesthetic.
A crisp white Jumpman makes its way to the heel badge, and shifting your focus down below, you'll find a Nike Air midsole that's as comfortable as it gets.
Time for that all-important release information. Early reports suggested that the Nike Air Jordan 4 "Military Black" was set to drop on May 22nd, but our sources tell us that due to ongoing delays and supply chain issues, this has been pushed until June 25th. Official details are expected to arrive within the coming weeks, so make sure you keep it locked at The Sole Supplier for more news as it develops! Let us know if you'll be grabbing a pair later this year, and while you're here, you might as well get up close with the Air Jordan 4 "Zen Master"!
In recent memory, we’ve seen Jordan Brand apply various themes and materials to its beloved Air Jordan 4. The silhouette was recently spotted out with a “Zen Master” tie dye upper to nod to Phil Jackson’s unique coaching style and now it has turned up in a clean “Blank Canvas” colorway, the latter of which has been unveiled through official images.
This specific design somewhat carries similar elements to the Off-White™ x Air Jordan 4 from 2020 and Aleali May’s FNF Air Jordan 4 “Veteran’s Day” makeup. The full “Sail” palette is reminiscent of Virgil Abloh‘s take while the full canvas upper is similar to May’s design. Small notes of a creamy white tone appear on the eyelets, Jumpman logos and the interior lining for some slight contrasting. Down south, the midsoles split between an off-white mold on the forefoot and a “Sail” piece towards the rear. Bottoms are where it gets playful as fake paint blotches arrive on the treading in red, blue and yellow tones.
The Air Jordan 4 “Blank Canvas” will be releasing as a women’s exclusive on February 22 for $200 USD likely via Nike and select retailers.