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This Air Jordan 1 Low Gives “UNC” Color-Blocking A Grey Twist

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Thanks to the rise in popularity of the Air Jordan 1 and Nike Dunk, as well as high-profile collaborations, the Air Jordan 1 Low has become one of the most-coveted sneaker silhouettes currently on the market. Recently, the lifestyle take on #23’s first signature shoe appeared in a colorway colloquially dubbed “UNC Grey.”

Colors inspired by the University of North Carolina Tar Heels, Michael Jordan’s once-home, aren’t new to Jumpman-related footwear, but the newly-surfaced pair remixes a heritage-inspired look. The sneaker’s forefoot area resembles traditional “University Blue”-clad retros, but the panels along the tongue and around the heel introduce a disparate grey into the mix. Exposed foam tongues work with “Wings” insignias at the spine and midsoles underfoot to deliver an aged look via their heavily-yellowed finishes. Lastly, oft-imitated outsoles don one last hit of vibrant college-friendly blue, rounding out the “UNC Grey” ensemble.

Enjoy detailed imagery of the pair ahead, courtesy of Instagram user @yankeekicks, as you wait for official Nike.com launch details.

For more from under the Jumpman umbrella, the Air Jordan 37 is expected to debut before the 2022-23 NBA season begins.

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Air Jordan 1 Low "UNC Grey"
Release Date: 2022
Color: N/A
Mens: N/A Style Code: DZ376-469

North America2022

Images: @yankeekicks