May 31, 2011 BY John Kim
One of the more curious releases from Jordan Brand is the Air Jordan 1 ‘Banned’ edition – a playful rehashing of the original Air Jordan 1 that caused controversy in the NBA and in the world of sneakers. What makes this release all the more strange is that these were first dropped at Nike Factory Stores before any word of a general release, which, based on the funky timeline, is likely to not happen. Remember that the first Air Jordan 1 ‘Banned’ sample was previewed on Sneaker News nearly a year ago featured a black ‘X’ over all the logos, so it’s possible that the ones you see here – the version that mysteriously popped out at Nike outlet stores – was in fact the version set for a general release. In the end, it’s no surprise that these stirred up some controversy again, and thanks to Osneaker, we get yet another look at the Banned 1s. If you haven’t picked up a pair just yet or won’t be near a Nike outlet (they’re scheduled to hit again), cop a pair now on eBay.
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