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The Air Jordan 1 Low Crater Returns With “University Blue” Hits

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The Air Jordan 1 Low may not have the cachet of its tallest counterpart, but it’s allowed NIKE, Inc. to promote some of its more experimental designs to the masses. For its latest ensemble, the low-top silhouette has indulged in recycled Nike Grind materials.

At a glance, the newly-surfaced pair boasts Air Jordan heritage, but closer inspection reveals a number of details rooted in Jordan Brand’s future, not past. The mix of materials throughout the upper deliver a predominantly-muted aesthetic, but collars, branding on the tongue and “haphazard” stitching at the profiles introduce vibrant “University Blue” flair to the mix. Yet, the retro’s most eye-catching details are arguably those constructed with up-cycled factory floor scraps as part of the company’s “Move to Zero” initiative: everything from the fabric found at the toe box and heel to the sidewall logos feature a grey and multi-color look made possible by the grinding down of excess materials collected throughout Jordan Brand and Nike’s manufacturing processes. Nike Dunk-reminiscent sole units also partake in the sustainability efforts, with midsoles opting for a Crater Foam build, while tread uses the aforementioned Nike Grind solution.

Enjoy images of the low-top Jordan 1 ahead, and anticipate a Nike.com launch soon.

In other news, the Cool Grey 11s officially release on December 11th.

Where to Buy

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Air Jordan 1 Low Crater
Release Date: 2022
Color: N/A
Mens: $110 Style Code: DM4657-004

North America2022