Air Jordan 1 High – White – Varsity Red – Black | Available on eBay
The Air Jordan 1 has been busy during the holiday season and has even more in store for the coming year, particularly this shoe that started it all. This seed whose roots caused seismic shifts in the footwear and fashion industries grew into a Legacy and a Brand, and now the iconic Air Jordan 1 High comes to fruition in an original colorway sneakerheads have come to know and love as ‘the’ basketball palette. These are slated to kick off a new year, but you can bid now to get a pair well in advance of the retail release thanks to phukingsick on eBay.
Air Jordan 1 High
Not good. Unfortunately!!! I would for sure get these if they had the Nike Air on the tongue. I can handle the Jumpman on the heel but the tongue needs the Nike Air. The whole shoe is ruined!
Love the shoe...but Im not feeling the Air Jordan label on the tongue. Go back to the OG Nike label!!!
@arc980208 u sound so foolish u shoulda kept that on the hush. You can't handle the jumpman or nike air not on the tongue. Its easy stop buying all jordans nike air is gone and its jumpman forever. You sound like your life is over bcuz of this, the shoe still looks dope but since then I bet u brought plenty of 1's that had the jumpman and 3's and 4's, 5's and 6's all had jumpmans.
@geepeedirty @Da_Real_Big_Infinite WHO ASKED YOU LOL???...BTW.. you probably weren't even born to even know what any OG's are... you young fella's kill me w/ your smart ass remarks on these blogs with 4-6 pair of shoes who call themselves "sneakerheads" or "shoe connoisseurs" and think you know every damn thing!!! This is a thread where you post your opion on the shoe displayed, not with what you personally disagree with on someone's comments...STOP WITH ALL YOUR INTERNET THUG SH*T!!!
@geepeedirty but these are NOT OG, their retros... so either cop or don't... but no sense on complainin about cuz nothin will come to OG form again
@Lilmr81 No, it's not just you. It does look cheap as hell. But JB has been using shit leather for a long time. I'm not even that upset by it anymore. Just means they won't last as long or look as good.
@Lilmr81 why keep repeating yourself about the samething, you ppl not over this leather shit by now. What more can u do in a shoe with full grain leather nothing. Ball players aint complaining just saying my dude. Its getting old
@hozezae @arc980208 LOL - Good stuff! I don't feel my life is over. That would be sad if I felt that way. I have more to live for than an Air Jordan shoe. The shoe looks good from the side but the tongue looks terrible. That's my opinion and I won't buy any of these. The only shoe I have bought in the last 5 years was The IV's last week. I took your advice a long time ago. I stopped buying Jordans. It has saved me a ton of money!
@geepeedirty dude, shut ur mouth... I had season tickets to da bulls 1990 to 1997... and was born 6 yrs b4 Jordan was in da league.. so I have had EVERY OG Jordan... so make sure u kno who ur talkin to b4 u start bltalkin nonsense bullshit... dumb ass... and if u want OG shoes, then go on eBay & buy a pair. But if u keep complainin bout how RETROS are not OG, then don't buy Jordan's then cuz ur NEVER gonna get OG anythin anymore smart guy... so stay in ur lane punk
@BestGuest Well I don't know what u do to your shoes but I got retros from now to 7 years ago still in premium shape and I mean that seriously. You can't do anything more in the old shoes then todays shoes, shoes last longer depending on how careful you are with them. If you know the leather they used in the OG days wrinkled really fast and when they got scuffed it showed bad. Its a new day man every shoe is lightweight now that's why shoes are more synthetic and a lot lighter. Its for the athelets and if you are one then you should understand. Why do u ppl think that jordans are made for style, its a basketball product first man. Shoes will continue to evolve for years to come not only for today as well as the past. TV's are better, electronics and shoes, y'all just living in the past when that or those were up to date but now its outdated. Lebrons kobes etc., are consider great ballin shoes and the entire shoe is plastic and synthetics cost $200 and that's ok. JB drops the samething and ppl bitch and his prices are $160 for real y'all. Understand ppl if premium leather was used today the shoe would cost a lot more. The cost of leather went up like everything else, u can't make a profit if materials cost more than what it did b4. Were not living in the 70s or 80s or the 90s anymore and things are not cheap. If y'all worked in the shoe field like I did y'all would understand JB is not trying to rape ppl but sometimes like any company they can get lazy and cheap
@hozezae it's just sad to see since the Las Vegas rttg 1 had nicer leather than these. Atleas IMO. I'm still gonna cop and I'm not really bitching anymore as much as I'm just amazed how they pick and choose which shoes they care to put a little quality into.
@Da_Real_Big_Infinite I do feel u on dat.but think about, when jordans first came it was one shoe but different colors & certain quanities. By 2000 it picked up sum due to his jb company starting to grow. Now in 2012 look at how many jordans are produced like this year alone, 4s, 10s, 12s, 7s, 6s, 9s, 11s, quickstrikes, grade school colors, melos, spi'ikes, son of mars, jordan boots, cp3's, plus countless of other jordan brand shoes. The shoes come in different colors, sizes and all, have u ever thought about all these shoes being produced in one year close to together and some overlapping one another so its hard to clear and inspect every jordan that dropped. Jordans get produced in mass quanities today because there more global than ever before. Jordan is producing millions & millions of shoes per year not thousands, millions. I would like a perfect pair everytime but I do understand that it isn't possible all the time. Ppl make these shoes there manmade so of course errors are gonna happen. Back in the days shoes still had flaws but only so many were made, then look at todays world you can't possibly fix every shoe before they drop and have them ready by the due date. These ppl never stop they work on shoes daily while making others. I hate it too but if they went thru every single shoe and inspect find errors they have to remake'm and that will begin the process of delaying the shoe relese. Therefore the shoe company loses too bcuz their money just like a movie needs to be done at a certain time and if not it costs them money. At the end both parties win & lose but still I appreicate what I get and glad they still dropping. Next year too much heat, also more newcomers to JB so expect more errors again.
These look way better! For an old man like me, the Nike Air tongue is not a small thing. You young guys (and some old) will still buy them and be happy with the Jumpman tongue and that's fine. But as for me, I won't buy them unless they have the Nike Air tongue.
@hozezae pretty much... but I disagree alil wit da whole JB thing... I think mikes at a point in his life where he doesn't really care wat quality da products are anymore. Jus make sure da check fa every retro clears.... I mean mj is still the 1 of da most powerful figures in sports. So I'm sure if he wanted to change things up fa his & nikes sake, he would of did it long time ago... but like u said, its all bout money & nothin we can do as consumers but either buy them or leave them alone... I jus get tired of people complain about da smallest things like its gonna make a difference when we all kno they gonna sell out within da hr world release
@arc980208 @geepeedirty well 94 was different cuz he was still relevant to da game... and back then we didn't call them retros. Therefore they were made da exact way they were in da 80s... u have to remember that matierals to make shoes like dathave gone waaaaay up. Hence da price changes over da yrs... iI mean I would love to have those kinda shoes like da ogs but we are not gonna get that... so all we can do is accept it & cop them or not accept & don't support da brand... but we all kno they gonna sell out like every other Jordan released dis yr. And trust me people have been complain bout da quality of jb & all he did was release all these limited quickstricks & golden moment pack to say here.. then release all da other retros wit same quality fa da last few yrs. And no sign of changing it up bro..
@arc980208 @Da_Real_Big_Infinite @geepeedirty you have a point and your right to a degree but your forgetting one thing, Jordan is his own brand now and wants to step aside from nike and do his own but nike wont let that happen. Jordan wants his name and brand on everything just like nike do. You cant blame MJ for that, you can say all u want but its his decision on whether to do it. I careless about a nike air, I had those back then & up to the last retros featuring nike air. See I moved pass that bcuz I understand its business and its his brand so why should I be bitter about it. If you owned a brand who's name do u want on it yours or theres, hopefully yours. Jordan dont need to keep pleasing ppl when these are basketball shoes first then for common use. I respect your comments but its alot that goes on at these companies. About the 94 retros even though they had nike air they still sat and went on clearance and that happen to almost every nike air jordan from OG days til 2001. Somehow without nike air jordans sell faster with the jumpman then nike air, you prolly never paid attention to that did you. Again dawg its business the jumpman sells
@Da_Real_Big_Infinite @arc980208 @geepeedirty Hey we can complain all we want. We are titled (entitled) to our opinion like you said. In life if you don't get what you want there is no shame in asking for what you want. Who knows, it might just happen. Why should we just let things be without complaining? It's not nonsense to me to ask Nike to put Nike Air on the tongue. Especially when prices are so high. Don't you remember the retros from 1994? They did retros right that year! Yes! Those were retros, not originals. And they were beautiful! : )
@arc980208 @geepeedirty but ur not gonna get an OG treatment frum any RETRO... they are a representation of what da OG's used to be like... so no point on sayin it needs this or that doesn't look right cuz at da end of da day, their retros. Their not suppose to be an exact copy of da originals... so its as simple of coppin or not... we are all titled to our opinion but people complain about to littlest things like sumthin as a Nike sign is jus nonsense... ur not gonna get any shoe that's gonna look, feel or egronomically exactly like an original... if u want an OG pair, jus go on eBay & get a pair. But u kno u can't wear them... so jus accept them fa wat they are or jus leave it be...
@hozezae Yes, the AJ1 was originally made as a basketball shoe in 1985, but not anymore. Don't believe me? Go to the Jumpman23 website and see what category the AJ1 and AJIV are under. Yup, even JB knows that their retros are "casual" not "basketball" shoes.
JB could easily make the AJ1 a technical basketball shoe by swapping out the sole and using different materials for the upper, but they're not, because that's not their goal. The Air Max 1 and 90 EMs (which I also don't think people actually use to run in) are updated versions of classics, but Nike realizes that people still want the OGs, which is why they continue to retro them every few years.
I don't complain about other JB shoes because I'm not interested in them and I don't wear them. I'm complaining because I think that for what they are charging for these AJ1 retros, they should use better quality leather. But maybe we should just agree to disagree.
@BestGuest I feel to a degree but u still are missibg the point. When the AJ1 dropped it was for BBall. The retro 1's today are still for bball bcuz its a basketball shoe. Materials as in leather changed for the athlete to have a quicker response and a lighter shoe thats more durable. Havent u noticed all companies are using synthetics now nobody is marketing an all leather upper shoe with premium leather to play sports in. if a shoe like that dropped its an exclusice type shoe meant for casual wear. Real leather is still used but its not heavy leather like the older shoes, the playoff 12's had an full grain floater leather but it was lightweight leather. My god dude at worked at finish line corperation for 4 years. They bern wanting to push that transition since 2003 but it picked up heavy around 2005 or 2006. Thing is u ppl are complaining about retros not the other JB brand shoes. Those other brands are for bball purposes too, so all they did was updated the retros to current standards far as materials. Only thing the OG has over the retros are full grain leather abd sum with nike air. Its an evolving world like anything else, you need to leave the 80's & 90's behind like we did with standard televisions.
@hozezae @BestGuest I'm glad you take care of your shoes. All three pairs of my AJ1s from 2001 are still in excellent condition. The point is that the "leather" they use now sucks. It doesn't even look like real leather. I would have absolutely no problem paying more for premium leather, and I could not care less about wrinkles and creases.
By the way, AJ1 retros are not being made with basketball players and athletes in mind. You're kidding yourself if you actually think they are. New doesn't necessarily mean better. Ever heard of Stradivarius?