July 15, 2013 BY Brendan Dunne / 53
The Air Jordan 1 colorway that picked up that “Banned” nickname, that black and red pair infamously removed from the league back in 1985, looks to be coming back 2013. Granted, it doesn’t look to have the same level of leather and story-telling packaging as the more official “Banned” released of 2011-but it is a “Nike Air” equipped pair. Pictured here is an early sample shown off by Hiroshi Fujiwara, one that you can just barely spot the Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG designation on thanks to the tongue that that’s peeking out. Get a more complete look at this exciting Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG colorway after the jump and tell us in the comments if you’re anticipating purchasing. Also, keep in mind that speculation has them pegged as a late 2013 release but nothing is confirmed just yet.
WORD............. STRAIGHT UP..........@Steezus_Shuttlesworth
Best of the OG 1"s. Fuck all that banned shit. OG means exactly as the original. Love these but I may have to pass for the Taxis depending on price.
with or w out the "x" on the banned, banned 1's shit on these for fun on quality alone. anyone who says these is better than the banned 1's is delusional!! let me remind you... banned 1's werent GR.. and were released via nike outlets..they were goin to be scrapped even as a B b grade labeled product, the way the shit went down was special.. so NO, these arent better.
@Sole_2_Sole who cares! It's the same shoe! When these drop no one will care about the banned 1s anymore. Not like many people cared anyways. There just shoes!
Oh man I'm so torn between these and the Jordan 12 Taxi's that are gonna come out in the holidays this year
@obiz9NO! It's even better, looking exactly the way it did in the 80's. Just like the Royal's and Black Toe's.
@obiz9 Man you're tripping! If you want an ugly ass X on the back, go buy those Banneds.
still kinda heartbroken i missed the shadows, so these will be mine no matter what! still have my '09 pair so this is an insurance cop lol. one of my top 5 easily
@greghall024 How'd you miss the Shadows? They're still sitting on shelves in various locations. I just picked up a second pair 2 hours ago. Where you @?
@Lusinmader @greghall024 just being lazy and not getting up on time for a ticket. all the ppl were in line for the 4's but our dtlr let ppl get tickets for both so all the ppl at the front got a pair of 1's to flip smh. never made it back to me like it probably should have. i'm in northeast atlanta, u?
@greghall024 @Lusinmader Houston. I think I'm too old to be standing in line for shoes. Even for shoes like these, shoes I've really wanted. I guess you would call them my "Grails". I will however sign up for a raffle, or wake up in the comfort of my home and TRY (without much luck) to get them online.
I was HIGHLY upset I couldn't get the "Banned" 1s that came out a couple years ago! So its only right, that I get these. Hopefully they aren't as hard to get as other OG 1s. But I have to admit, the tumbled leather looks better than smooth leather
Good thing I have the 2001's & 2009's. No reason to cop these, well the 2001's have a suede swoosh so I might try to get these just to have the all leather uppers with the Nike Tongue Tag
@SkilledHooper82 They most likely will.
@SkilledHooper82 These will be the hardest because they're the final pair of all the OG's 1's releasing this year. Every Collector, Sneakerhead, Reseller and their mother will be out for these. Better purchase a Bot and get your scripts ready!
Well let the riots begin! If these are dropping this year(IF) I will be definitely coppin' these joints!
I'm copping!!! AJ 1s are not that hard to copp (especially when they release with another shoe, like the usually do) just depending where you're located! I woke up Saturday morn on two occasions and copped the last two AJ1s at 10:30 at a local spot and copped two pair!!!
Which AJ1's are you talking about though? The white/red/black 1s weren't true retros, with no Nike air on the tongue, and had the jumpman on the heel, so I was able to get a pair late that morning, no lines. But the Royal's, black toes, and even these shadows, were hard to get. I'm gonna try, but I'll probably be disappointed. Feel too old to fall in line, hope there's a raffle in stores, online release, or even better a raffle for online.