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This Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG Is Inspired By The Chicago Skyline

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Over its 37-year history, the Air Jordan 1 has pulled from dozens of anecdotes, accolades and interests from #23 for its seemingly endless supply of colorways. Ahead of 2023, the late Peter Moore’s design emerged in a rumored style inspired by an early iconic photo of Michael Jordan.

The photo in question is a promotional one that got the NIKE, Inc. conglomerate into some legal trouble back in 2015 after a photographer claimed intellectual property infringement on a shot of a young M.J. he took for the 1984 Olympics. The Oregon-based institution captured their newest signature athlete in the now-infamous Jumpman pose, with the Chicago skyline at sunset in the backdrop. Pretty shades of pink, orange and purple help frame a high-flying Chicago Bulls guard, and have covered the denim overlays on an Air Jordan rumored for early 2023. The “Skyline” retro is also expected to don “aged” midsoles, as has become popular with the G.O.A.T.’s first signature model. A retail version of the kicks may also arrive with a copy of the muse in postcard size, which was recreated as recent as 2020 with the arrival of the model’s Hi ’85 proposition.

Enjoy an early third-party mock-up ahead, courtesy of Instagram users @SneakerFiles and @zSneakerHeadz. A Nike SNKRS expected release date is March 18th, 2023, with a price of $180 USD.

For more from under the NIKE, Inc. umbrella, check out the latest Air Force 1 releases.

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Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG "Skyline"
Release Date: Mar 18th, 2023 (Saturday)
Color: Vivid Orange/Black/Iced Lilac/True Blue/Sail
Mens: $180 Style Code: DX0054-805

North AmericaMar 18th, 2023 (Saturday)

Images: @zSneakerHeadz, @SneakerFiles