Few moments on the hardwood are as iconic as Michael Jordan’s free throw line throw-down in the ’88 Dunk Contest. As such, Jordan Brand has taken strict care in educating the next generation on #23’s greatness, from explaining the color combination employed onto the “Bred” Jordan 1 Mid to honoring his game-winning shot in the 1982 NCAA Championship with a simultaneous mid-top construction.
Now, the Beaverton-based brand is taking a trip down memory lane and setting up shop on that historic February night, utilizing the famed wide-shot of his dunk from the stripe as the inspirational outfit for its latest Air Jordan 1 Mid.
Exploring tumbled leathers at its mudguard and quarter, the latter overlays proffer a titular Chicago red inclusion before employing a neutral-toned palette throughout. Cream-colored leathers fill the vamp and back half of the silhouette, accented by a littered array of raised laser-etched motifs. Save its collar panel, which returns to the cracked leather build, the laces, sock liner and midfoot Swooshes proffer jet-black contrasts amidst the relatively bright proposition. Anchored by a tried-and-true white/black sole unit pairing, specially-crafted insignias – such as the 3:51 embossing at the heel and inner tongue which nods to the exact time on the background clock in the photo – sketched insoles and disparately colored winged logos lay claim in concluding fashion to the pair’s design elements.
Alongside a blank white box that allows the youth to color in their own design of the pair, enjoy official images of the grade school exclusive Air Jordan 1 Mid “Dunk Contest while we sit tight on further release details expected to be made available within the coming weeks.
In other news from underneath the Jordan Brand umbrella, check out this holiday’s Air Jordan 11 “Cherry”.
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Air Jordan 1 Mid "Dunk Contest"
Release Date: 2023
Grade School: N/A Style Code: DV7012-100