First Look at the Air Jordan 1 Mid Indigo


An initial look at the Air Jordan 1 Mid “Indigo” is showcased as the model is suggested to release soon. Composed of a sail tumbled leather upper, the model is reinforced with tonal canvas overlays at the forefoot, eyestay, heel, and Swooshes. Additionally, the highlight indigo hue is utilized for the laces and inner lining, followed by navy-colored wings branding on the ankle. Finally, a white Nike Grind rubber sole rounds out the profile.

Expect the Air Jordan 1 Mid “Indigo” to debut at select Jordan Brand stockists and online soon. Stay tuned for the official release date. Always keep it locked to KicksOnFire for the latest in sneaker news, release dates and where to purchase your favorite kicks.

A Signed Pair of Michael Jordan's 1986 Game-Worn Nike Air Jordan 1 Sneakers Is Available for Auction

Heritage Auctions is set to auction off another Michael Jordan memorabilia.

A signed pair of game-worn, 1986 Michael Jordan Nike (NYSE:NKE +1.19%) Air Jordan 1 sneakers are being offered on the auction block. The pair of shoes was worn on April 1, 1986 at the MECCA Arena in Milwaukee where His Airness was seen still nursing a broken foot he suffered the October before. Still, Jordan came off the bench and scored 28-points in 26-minutes to lead the Bulls.

In order to fit the shoe to his injury, the sneakers were slightly altered from the standard format. This mitigated the threat to Jordan’s healing foot as it traded the standard soles for softer and wider ones. A production defect left an uneven count of eyelets on each side of the right shoe’s tongue, where it misses a punch from where the third from the top should be at the interior ankle. The left shoe does not have the same defect. A ballpoint signature appears below the eyelet on the left shoe.

The shoe is estimated to sell for upwards of $1 million USD. For more information, check out Heritage Auctions.

Better Air Jordan 1: “Shadow 2.0” or “Dark Marina Blue”

Jordan Brand continues to look to their original Air Jordan 1 colorways as inspiration for new releases.

Released in May 2021, the Air Jordan 1 “Shadow 2.0” is a direct nod to the original “Shadow” colorway from 1985. The updated look features a Black leather upper with Grey suede overlays at the toe and heel. A matching Grey Swoosh with Black Wings stamped on the lateral collar atop a White midsole and Black rubber outsole completes the design.

Release in February 2022, the Air Jordan 1 “Dark Marina Blue” comes in a color blocking that micros the appearance of the original “Royal” colorway from 1985. Its all-leather upper features a Black base with Dark Blue overlays along the forefoot, heel, collar, and eyestay. A matching Blue Swoosh accompanied by Black Wings stamped on the lateral collar atop a White midsole and Blue rubber outsole completes the design.

The Nike Air Jordan Is a Big Fat Slap in the Face to the Anti-Sneaker Movement


At what age does something become “classic”? Ten years? Twenty? One hundred? Will some things, no matter their seniority, always fall short of classic status, like Crocs, and bandanas? After all, classic is a coveted status. To be classic is to be ageless. Classic things don’t buckle to trend-ing curves. They fly above them. So loafers, and sharp navy suits, and continental lagers. We’ll always enjoy these things.

And now, maybe (definitely), trainers. For decades, the casual alternative to proper, leather-soled shoes was seen as lesser. How could something worn by misanthropic teens stand toe-to-toe with their monochromatic, office-OK counterparts? Well, those misanthropic teens are now all grown up — and they can wear what they like to the office, if the office is even open. The Air Jordan 1 has grown up with them. And when we continue to buy a product that has existed, largely unchanged, for three decades, is that not the definition of a classic?

Introduced in 1984, the Air Jordan 1 is a basketball shoe first made for Michael Jordan (duh), then in his Chicago Bulls pomp. Thirty-three iterations later, the Air Jordan 1 remains one of Nike’s marquee trainers. Over the years there have been multiple colours, re-issues, re-re-reissues and redesigns, but the Air Jordan 1 has remained largely the same: tall, slightly boxy, and simple — especially when compared to the recent deluge of over-engineered sneaks. A new pair is soon to be released in a very formal shade of “bordeaux”. (Just how grown up is that?)

So classic is the Jordan 1 that there’s even a Christian Dior version, designed by Jordan obsessive Kim Jones, with its famous swoosh decorated in the maison’s monogram. It sold out instantly when it went on sale last year but, reassuringly, you can still get hold of a pair on resale sites, as long as you’re happy to drop ÂŁ10,000 on them.

Hype culture is alive and well, then. But where other trainers have peaked and troughed in terms of their value, Air Jordan 1 has only grown in stature. The Jordan 1 is not the only trainer to have attained classic status: Adidas Stan Smiths, Converse Chuck Taylors, New Balance 990s. There’s a classic Reebok called the Reebok Classic. And while other styles come and go, these retain their appeal: simple, and stylish.

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