Tuesday, March 30, 2010


The Nike Air Jordan 1 - AJKO originally came out in 1985 as an affordable version of the flagship Air Jordan 1. The AJKO featured a mainly canvas upper, and a slightly different layout to the Air Jordan 1, which featured a full leather upper. At an original retail price of $50 (compared to the $100 price of the leather 1's), the AJKO was aimed more at the casual sneaker market, but could perform on the court as well.

March 27, 2010, saw the return of the AJKO for the first time ever. Add to this the fact that Jordan brand did very little redesigning (which they are apt to do a little too often) with this retro, this makes for a very special event for Jordan heads and sneaker fans all over.
Two colourways have been released, both a classic Chicago Bulls red/white/black colourway, as well as a red/white colourway, and feature the classic canvas/leather materials. There has also been a simulated "aged" yellowing treatment to the midsole and outsole, which has caused quite an uproar among sneaker afficionados. Whether you enjoy the aged look (which is kind of how OG pairs would look today), or not, don't fret: The yellowing can be washed off with soap, water, and bit of elbow grease.

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