December 20, 2011 BY Aaron Hope / 3
Elephant print Swooshes made a splash upon the release of this summer’s Air Jordan Retro V.1 pack, but they’re not the only AJ1 variant that’s going to utilize the Three’s signature texture. Just like the white/grey/black lows we showed you last week, this new Air Jordan 1 Phat features a tonal Elephant pattern on its side panels, a look that maximizes the textural contrast on this all-Obsidian mix of leather and mesh. Grey on the laces, lining and outsole give these a ‘New York Yankees’ vibe, but they’ll be reporting far before pitchers and catchers, and have already popped up among other early spring 2012 drops at Michigan’s Premier.
Air Jordan 1 Phat
These confuse me. I thought Jordan Brand wanted to separate itself from Nike, thus no Nike checks or Nike Air on any Jordan shoes. It leads you to believe that maybe one day some quality retros will still release.