Another chance to get to the Air Jordan 1 Banned
Warsaw-based Kicks Store will be hosting an online raffle for a one of a kind Air Jordan 1 Retro “Banned” highly limited restock. This is going to be “the” Jordan 1 banned restock.
Air Jordan 1: Since 1985
The Air Jordan 1 originally debuted in 1985. Designed by Peter Moore the shoe gained its place in history pretty fast.
As of today, they are still nicknamed “Banned” due to the fact that David Stern (NBA’s former commissioner), stated that such colorway did not match the league’s regulations.
At some stage, we all heard about it, in some way or another. Every time Michael Jordan went on court wearing the Air Jordan 1 Black / Red he was fined $5,000. Just imagine that over 30 years ago.
Funny enough, Nike would pay the damages in full. Back then, neither Jordan or Stern or even Nike for all that matters would have thought that such event would cause a sneaker “riot”.
From the moment they were ‘banned’, some believe that that really was the trigger for the rise of the sneaker culture as we know it today.
Banned in 1985, a fan favorite years after:
Throughout the years, we have seen many OG colorways hitting the market. Everything was jump-started in 1994 as a retro model, following Michael Jordan‘s retirement from basketball.
Thereafter, up ’till 2008, sneaker enthusiasts, as well as collectors, were not happy with the models available. Hence, Nike decided to re-release them with its original high-cut silhouette. They did just the right thing.
In all aspects, including Fragment Design and Lance Mountain collaborations, among many others, the silhouette has been re-worked in canvas (Air Jordan 1 KO) and of course, they returned with the OG “Nike Air” branding.
Also included is the vintage-inspired box making sure every pair is delivered with the right retro/vintage feeling. All this making Nike costumers more than joyous.
It is never too late to own one. Well, if you have a bit of spare money aside, you can always buy a 1985 OG but that should set you back around $1500/$2000 for a deadstock condition pair. Good for you if you can it. On the other hand, you can always buy a close-to-perfection retro.
Around the web (and that includes Facebook groups and reseller platforms) you can find every single colorway available as of today. You can head over to Kicks Store’s website and try your luck.
If you aren’t lucky, you can always try to grab a pair over on Flight Club or on eBay. Also, make sure to keep up to date with all Jordan brand releases.