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The Story Behind The Air Jordan 1 “Homage To Home”

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Last month the Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Homage To Home” exclusively released in Chicago with only 2,300 pairs being made available. This week, an un-numbered version of the same sneaker will arrive at retailers in a much larger quantity devoid of the “From” and “For” detailing on the back heel as well.

In 1985, the risk that Nike took on the 21-year old Michael Jordan payed off in spades as the future hall-of-famer put on a display for the record books in Indianapolis, Indiana during All-Star weekend. With the retail release of his famous Air Jordan 1 “Banned” sneakers a few weeks away, MJ took flight during the Dunk Contest on Saturday night as well as the All-Star game as a starter on Sunday in two memorable colorways of the Jordan 1.

On Saturday, he broke out the Air Jordan 1 “Banned” that has become one of the most iconic sneakers in the history of the industry on his way to an impressive second place finish while also recording the only perfect score of the night. In typical MJ fashion, he sported a matching red/black nylon track suit along with a bevy of Jordan Brand apparel. The next night, Jordan switched things up and laced up a pair of the AJ1 “Chicago” while carrying an aura of swagger that had only been seen from NBA veterans in the past. While his ASG performance was not up to his standards, it was clear that the future of the NBA was in good hands.

Since that weekend, these two colorways of the Air Jordan 1 have rose to the top of the ranks above the rest of the crop. And now, the Jordan Brand has found a way to honor these two color schemes at the same time with one distinguished release. From 1985 to 2018, and in honor of the only time Michael wore both the “Banned” and “Chicago” colorways in the same weekend, the Jumpman has created the AJ1 “Homage to Home”. Enjoy another detailed look at below and mark your calendars for its May 19th release.

Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG
Release Date: May 19th, 2018
Color: Black/White-University Red
Style Code: 861428-061