Ever since the original Air Jordan 1 colorways were first released in 1985, they’ve continued to hold an allure over sneakerheads, collectors and connoisseurs all around the world. The blue “Royal,” the red “Chicago,” and the black and red “Banned” — these editions are basically the Holy Trinity for Jordan fans, and now they’re all being merged into one with the release of the new “Top 3 Pick.”
The sneaker features a red, white and blue premium leather upper, a crisp white midsole and a matching blue outsole. There’s Jordan branding at the heel, insole, and tongue, and the standard Swoosh runs down both sides. The “Top 3” name also ties in with Michael Jordan being drafted third overall in the 1984 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls.
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