January 10, 2010 BY John Kim
Word association game? A sneakerhead would respond to “1985” with “Air Jordan 1” with unflinching speed and without a second thought. There’s no shame in that; the Air Jordan 1 is THE shoe that started the sneaker-collecting craze, and the constant release of retros keeps up hungry and wanting more. Amid all the Air Jordan releases we’re expecting this year, get ready for the knock-out punch that’ll top ’em all; the return of the Air Jordan 1 AJKO.
After a quarter-century after its original release, the AJKO rejoins us donning the same canvas upper that made it the standout that it was. The reincarnation of Air Jordan 1 KO is almost spot-on with the materials and AJKO Wings logo, but there are a few minor details that might cause some stir. The Jumpman logo has replaced the OG Nike Air logo, but that’s expected with all Air Jordans post Nike-JB split. The bottom sole, however, takes on a Nike Dunk/AJ1 sole, and the midsole is given the “dirty” treatment, as seen on Nike’s vintage rehashings like the Nike Vandal Nylon VNTG. For the Jordanheads out there who may not be familiar AJKO, consider these the ultimate retro of 2010. If you simply cannot wait, these are available via overseas purchase at taobao.
Air Jordan 1 AJKO Retro
Color: White/Varsity Red-Black
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