Friday, August 26, 2011

Air Jordan 1 Retro High – Fall 2011 Colorways

The typically stays quiet during the calendar year. Not to say that it isn't a noiseworthy shoe, but it does get overlooked from time to time in favor of the more marquee releases, like the Air Jordan XI Concord, the Ray Allen XIIIs, and other big-time Jordan Retro releases. However, one of the most controversial releases of the year has been of the Air Jordan 1 variety; not long ago, Jordan Brand scrapped the Air Jordan 1 'Banned' and released the shoe in limited numbers at Nike Factory Stores, and currently a pair of these contemporary 'banned' kicks fetch up to $300 a piece. Whether it was truly a scrapped release that experienced unforeseen popularity, or if it was a shrewd coercion tactic remains to be seen, but it all reminded us that the original Air Jordan sneaker has that staying power in today's sneaker game. If you missed out the Banned 1s, it's quite alright because Jordan Brand is set to release six team-based colorways of the Air Jordan 1 High Retro; these are slated to be an August 2011 release, but have yet to pop up in stores in the U.S., so perhaps a late-month release or a postponement to September is likely. via Sneaker News