September 15, 2009 BY Aaron Kr.
Way back in 1985, when the original Michael Jordan signature model was first introduced, it was produced in the well-known leather Air Jordan 1 version that has been Retro’d in all sorts of colorways over the years. What many sneakerheads don’t know is that at the time, the shoe was also released in a variant version known as the AJKO. The AJKO versions featured a somewhat simplified design with a canvas upper and a slightly higher cut. We showed you a few pairs as part of the incredible vintage Nike collection from a few weeks back, and now a pair of the seldom-seen classics have just hit eBay.
The size 9 red/white/black Air Jordan 1 AJKO’s are used and obviously not in mint condition, but this is the type of thing that will pop up on eBay maybe only once every couple of years if you’re lucky. If you are prepared to dig deep for these, you will be getting an extremely scarce Air Jordan relic that will be sure to breed jealousy from even some of the world’s most accomplished collector’s. Check out some more pics after the jump, and you can get in on the auction for these forgotten jewels of the Air Jordan legacy now from bay_areaguy on eBay.