Simply put, the Air Jordan 1 is the sneaker that started it all. Michael Jordan's first signature model was released in 1985, and is the only Air Jord...an model that sports a Nike Swoosh. The Air Jordan 1 violated the NBA's uniform policy, which led to Jordan being fined $5,000 a game, and became a topic of a popular Nike commercial. The Air Jordan 1 is still popular today, and has been released in more colorways than any other Air Jordan model.Read More
Although it has only been four years since the last re-release of the Air Jordan 1 OG "Black/Royal," to nobody's surprise, the hype is extremely high for this year's release. Many factors play into this, including the history of this model, the limited nature of the 2013 release, and the expectation of higher quality construction. So what can you expect from this year's release compared to the 2013 model? We took a look to find the most notable differences, and here's what we found. The shade of blue (2013 has a slight purple hue), materials (2017 features textured/tumbled leather), tongue (2017 stays truer to the original with more padding/white lining), and height (2013 is a bit shorter) have all changed. Check out the pics for details, and look for this Air Jordan classic dropping soon.