Zen Gardens And Blue Skies Dress The Air Jordan 1 Mid

Peaceful imagery and a playful palette.

Zen Gardens And Blue Skies Dress The Air Jordan 1 Mid

The Air Jordan 1 Mid, despite being divisive in the overall landscape, is still one of the most accessible and popular sneakers in the Jordan Brand catalog. The demand is enough to warrant a steady stream of kids-specific releases that trickles out of Oregon each season. Next up, the Air Jordan 1 Mid “Zen” reaches back in the release calendar to bring back a motif from Mike’s playing days.

Given the semi-recent release of the Air Jordan 4 “Zen Master,” it’s hard to not take this release as a reprise of those Phil Jackson-centric themes. Looking at that pair, the marbled tie-dye pattern that took up the upper of the 4s is mirrored here on the sole, this time clad in sky blue and white. Further, grooves in the suede panels evoke Japanese zen gardens, the tongues alternate between a crossed “Zen” logo on the left & the Kanji translation on the right, and multiple yoga poses are imprinted towards the collar on the interior sides.

Despite that heady imagery, this pair still manages to hold onto a bold enough palette to be fit for the kids. The “Aegean Storm” sky blue is mirrored on underlying suede panels, while neutral tones of tan, “Pink Oxford” and “Hemp” envelop the rest of the shoe to provide conceptual cohesion.

No official date or price is set for the Air Jordan 1 Mid “Zen,” but expect a release in the next several weeks.

Elsewhere out of Oregon, the release of the Air Jordan 9 “Powder Blue” this weekend looms as one of the Spring’s biggest.


Air Jordan 1 Mid "Zen"

SKU: FN7452-400
RELEASE DATE: Jun 13, 2024

US 06/13/2024 Thursday

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