Updated October 26th, 2023: A release is now expected on November 2nd, although some retailers in Europe have already released them on October 25th.
Back in 2020, Jordan Brand made a concerted effort to get back in touch with their roots, developing an entirely new rendition of the Air Jordan 1 based on the spec of the OG. Now, over three years later, the Jumpman is providing the silhouette’s low-top trim the very same, 1985-inspired treatment, doing so with the help of much-beloved colorways the likes of the “Neutral Grey.”
Following leaks much earlier in the year, official retailer images of the upcoming Air Jordan 1 Low ’85 “Neutral Grey” have finally surfaced. And unlike the same-named AJ1 Low OG that dropped back in 2020, this pair is much more faithful to the colorway’s earliest appearance. The construction, for starters, bears a much closer resemblance to the 38-year-old sneaker, featuring both a sleeker profile and Swoosh. That’s not to say there are no differences with the 2023 Retro, however, as the design features a pre-yellowed midsole and grey suedes quite a bit lighter than that of the original.
Enjoy a closer, detailed look at the Air Jordan 1 Low ’85 “Neutral Grey” right here. Retailing for $170 USD, these are expected to hit Nike SNKRS as well as select stores on October 25th.
In other Swoosh news, the Nike Air Flight 89 Brigade Blue is returning.
WHERE TO BUY
Air Jordan 1 Low 85
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Photos via JD Sports UK