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Throwback to Retro Video Games: Air Jordan 1 Low “Old School Gaming”

Retro video game inspired graphics adorn the latest Nike Air Jordan 1 Low.


Even though going to the arcade with pockets full of coins to play arcade games is no longer a regular scene in 2022, this pair of Air Jordan 1 Low “Old School Gaming” which is heavily inspired by the 8-bit 80s arcades, still brings back our childhood memories where we soak in the arcade and play arcade games all day long.

The base of the shoe is rendered almost entirely in white, white dresses the forefoot, lace unit, and midsole. On the toebox, leather is swapped out for mesh, keeping this same material for the white tongue. However, once you hit the midfoot panel, Nike will step up its game, where we will be  transported to an 8-bit world. Blue leather with cloud graphics is featured on the lateral side while the medial side hosts a pixelated sunset graphic. The heel counter is dressed in green-cemented bricks housing a pixilated Air Jordan Wings logo in bright yellow.

Adjacent, the Swoosh sits atop a heavily pixelated print in a gradient rush pink. The sockliner is clad with various 8-bit icons such as hearts, diamonds, grapes, etc, and around the collar sits a bright yellow leather panel. The yellow insole displays a gold trophy emblazoned with the number 6, nodding to Michael Jordan’s 6 rings. The black Jumpman branding atop the tongue finishes the look. The Air Jordan 1 Low Old School Gaming definitely brings many beautiful memories back to us and we believe that this pair might be one of the greatest video game-inspired sneakers!

The Air Jordan 1 Low “Old School Gaming” is set to release on 12th August through Nike and select Jordan Brand retailers online and in-store. Coming only in gradeschool and preschool sizing, the retail price is $85.

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