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Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Lucky Green/Celtics” Will Get Lucky in the Summer Next Year

As luck would have it, the Celtics-inspired AJ1 gets a release date.


[Update 3 Mar 2023] Official images of the upcoming Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Celtics” have arrived. Officially dubbed as “Lucky Green”, it does seem to carry a brighter shade of green as compared to previous looks. An accompanying set of extra black laces is also confirmed to be coming with the pair. Take a look at the official photos via the top slider above as we await release day.

[Update 27 Jan 2023] A fresh look at the upcoming Nike Air Jordan 1 High “Celtics” have recently emerged, courtesy of House of Heat. While they’re not official images from Nike or Jordan Brand themselves, these images provide a pretty detailed look at the upcoming silhouette. Take a gander via the top slider above and stay tuned for more news and official images!

[Update 16 Dec 2022] While official photos of the Air Jordan 1 High “Celtics” are still not here yet, we finally have a first look at this retro release via an early on-hand pair. The titular Lucky Green shade wraps around the collar and heel areas, and also appears on the outsole. Elsewhere on the shoe, the white leather upper is dressed up mostly in black overlays.

It’s worth noting that the shade of green here is way more vibrant than the OG 2009 pair, and the tongue label is embroidered with “Nike Air” branding first featured on pioneering AJ models, instead of the Jumpman logo that we are now familiar with.

Take an early look via the image gallery and follow along as we bring you more updates of the Air Jordan 1 High “Celtics”.

LineOriginally released in 2009 as part of the “DMP” Pack that consists of this “Celtics” colorway, along with the Breds. Nobody could get one without the other, then. But if you’re weirdly just a fan of the Celtics and not really a fan of Michael Jordan nor the classic colorway, rejoice. The titular sneaker is getting a—singular— retro release next year.

The colorway was designed to commemorate His Airness’ 63-point performance at the Boston Garden during the 1986 playoffs; the legendary performance that led to Larry Bird’s immortal quip, “that was God disguised as Michael Jordan.” Knowing how competitive MJ is, he may even have colluded with the Celtics leprechaun to get some luck on his side during that game. But now he returns the favor more than three decades later, by giving the Celtics fans something to be happy about.

This release will come in a full-OG construction, made from the AJ1s original specs so they might be a little heavier than the contemporary shoes we’re used. That also means the tongue tag will bear the Nike logo as opposed to the Jumpman.

This AJ1 iteration will come with a familiar tumbled leather underlays with premium black leather covering the mudguard, through to the eyestays, collar, and the Swooshes. Giving off the Celtics vibe, of course, is the Lucky Green overlays that’s on the heel moving up towards the signature ankle collar of the archetypal silhouette. It moves along the default shoelaces and the Nike logo on the tongue before finishing its round on the outsole.

Since no official images are released at the time of writing, do note that the photo below, courtesy of Sole Retriever, is the image of the titular pair. The set of images on the slider are the ones from the “DMP” Pack, just for a better look of the overall makeup.

To end off, the Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Celtics” will be released on 15th April next year in full-family sizing. The men’s sizing will go for US$180, GS for US$140, PS US$85, and TD at US$70. Since it’s at least six months away, keep checking back in to see if there’s new information about the release.

Also incoming is the Nike Air Jordan 4 “Thunder”. Find out more about its release date, along with other shoes in the lineup of retro Jordan releases in the summer next year.