The Air Jordan 1 “Banned” is getting another retro release this year. Last time sneakerheads were able to get their hands on a pair(minus the resell tax) was in 2011, and in 2016 the shoe inspired the launch colorway of the new Air Jordan XXXI.
Says Jordan Brand:
When JordanÔÇÖs footwear arrived during his rookie season, it shared with the world some of its namesakeÔÇÖs tradition-breaking bravado. A black and red colorway violated the leagueÔÇÖs uniform policy,┬áearning a stern letter from league officials and generating a $5,000 fine┬áeach time the player┬áwore the shoes on┬ácourt. ÔÇ£Around this time,┬áif you knew anything about NikeÔÇªNike stood on this kind of rebel behavior,ÔÇØ recalls Jordan Brand VP Howard ÔÇ£HÔÇØ White, in reference to the runners and tennis players connected to the Swoosh. ÔÇ£This Jordan, that color of the Air Jordan I, kind of galvanized that universal scope.ÔÇØ
Check out detailed images of the Air Jordan 1 “Banned” below and on the following pages. Note, there is no miscellaneous “X” on the heel of these like in the 2011 version.
If you’re trying to cop, September 3 is the day they arrive and they’ll cost you $160.
Photos: Jordan Brand
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