Nike Air Jordan 1 High OG “Skyline” Pays Homage to the Jumpman Logo’s Origins
Michael Jordan's first Air Jordan 1 photoshoot with a Chicago sunset is the inspiration behind this Air Jordan 1 High OG “Skyline”'s gradient colorway.
[Update 2 Mar 2023] Are you ready to take flight? Official photos of the upcoming Nike Air Jordan 1 High OG “Skyline” have emerged ahead of its 18th March release date. Expect to find these on Nike SNKRS and select retailers. Scale the Chicago skyline via the top slider above before the drop!
[Update 11 Nov 2022] More looks at the Air Jordan 1 High “Skyline” have been provided by the ever aesthetic @sneakertigger. Check out his photographed takes of the referential colorway in the top slider!
[Update 9 Nov 2022] First looks of the actual Nike Air Jordan 1 High “Skyline” have started surfacing online. Sneaker account @shawnleekix posted a picture of the AJ1 High Skyline, giving us a better look at the shoe. True to earlier mock-ups, the shoe upper features a canvas material in a gorgeous gradient hue inspired by the Chicago skyline, with the left and right shoe in alternating shades of purple and orange. Stay tuned for more updates!
A short history lesson for those interested: the Jumpman logo was inspired by Michael Jordan’s Air Jordan 1 photoshoot, which saw the basketball legend donning a Air Jordan 1 “Black Toe” while soaring into the Chicago skyline with a ballet move (and not a dunk, as most people think!).
Taking inspiration from the logo’s history, which is now valued at $5.2 billion, the Jordan team is releasing a Nike Air Jordan 1 High OG “Skyline”. As one can guess from the name, the shoe draws on the original photoshoot’s Chicago sunset for its color palette. Starting with a pink mudguard, the pleasing color transitions seamlessly into a lilac purple shade on the heels. This gradient rests on a denim texture, giving the shoe added interest.
Alike most other Jordan 1 releases, the perforated toebox and panels remain white. A simple black takes over the Swoosh and collar. Rounding out the shoe is an off-white midsole that ends in a black outsole.
This Nike Air Jordan 1 High OG “Skyline” is expected to drop on 18 March 2023 with a retail price of US$180. This date is aligned to Michael Jordan’s return to the basketball scene and Chicago Bulls after taking a 17-month hiatus, in which he even tried out a baseball career.
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Mock-up images via @zsneakerheadz