In the world of basketball, the Air Jordan sneakers line is a legend. Exclusively made by athleticwear giant, Nike, for the basketball legend himself, Michael Jordan, the Air Jordan line is highly anticipated both by basketball fans and sneaker enthusiasts. In fact, even when the basketball superstar retired from playing, the company continued to release new shoes every year due to its huge fanbase. Today, the public demand still grows strong with the release of Air Jordan 1 Retro High, a homage to the original Air Jordan 1 which was first released in the market in 1985.
Air Jordan 1 Retro High is a new and fresh take on the original Air Jordan 1 silhouette. Loyal fans of the shoe line will feel a bit nostalgic with this recent release especially since the AJ1 Retro High delivers an accurate detailing to the original style in terms of height, structure, and shape.
Release Date & price
Release Date: 2017
The Air Jordan 1 Retro High has been continuously released since the latter part of 2017 with new colorways to be expected this 2018.
If you are a true-blue basketball fanatic, you know full well how any Air Jordan sneaker performs. With the AJ1 Retro High, you can be sure that as much as it features the original design, new and improved manufacturing techniques were used to ensure the performance quality of the shoe.
The traction of this particular model is the biggest surprise that come out from this release. From toe to heel, the traction of the shoe is perfect and even has an old-school pivot point with circular lines surrounding it. Plus, the rubber of the sole is soft and flexible. These effective features help in gripping the floor easily and in transitioning back and forth – just right for playing basketball. The two eyelets at the top of the shoe ensure great fit as it securely hug and pull your heel towards the back of the shoes for a serious lockdown. The toe box area is also spacious, even when all laced up. Plus point: the leather material used for the shoe is, undoubtedly, of fine quality and makes the overall look aesthetically pleasing.
The only problem with the AJ1 Retro High is its cushioning. The shoe only has an embedded airbag on its heel area and none at the forefoot. To be perfectly honest, wearers may not even feel the cushioning at the heel which is too bad if you decide to wear it to play basketball. Such lack of cushioning support may lead to discomfort to your knees and ankle when you play for long hours.