When the original Air Jordan I debuted in 1985, the predominantly red and black design was banned. A hefty fine was enforced every time it touched the court due to league policy. The succeeding versions added a league-approved white color palette to the instantly iconic silhouette.
It’s not often that a legend comes along and 25 years after it was re-released, its legacy remains untouched. The Air Jordan I returns in iconic fashion, sporting a classic Chicago-themed colorway with an original Nike Air tongue badge and Wings logo that cemented the franchise’s 30-year reign.
The design of Union LA x Air Jordan 1 Retro High NRG ‘Storm Blue’ is meant to evoke the look and feel of ‘your old favorite pair of shoes.’ Consequently, the white midsole is treated to pre-yellowing, while the white and blue leather upper is topped with the collar of a red and black Air Jordan 1 colorway. The latter is grafted onto the shoe with zigzag yellow stitching for a DIY look and feel.
Union LA x Air Jordan 1 Retro High NRG ‘Storm Blue’