Jordan Brand is honoring the Air Jordan 1 this holiday season with a new collection called “Fearless Ones.” The range serves to celebrate the impact of the iconic silhouette with new interpretations, fresh takes on classic color schemes, and collaborations.
Headlining the “Fearless Ones” collection is the Air Jordan 1 FlyEase, the first Jordan Brand sneaker to feature a zipper and strap FlyEase System designed for one-handed heel entry. While remaining true to the silhouette in look, color, and materials, the AJ1 High FlyEase draws inspiration from adaptive athletes. In addition to the innovative FlyEase System, the shoe is outfitted with an adjustable eyestay hook and loop for top entry.
Other iterations from the “Fearless Ones” range highlight communities and collaborators, as well as iconic Michael Jordan stories. From the communities portion, the women’s Air Jordan 1 High OG Fearless is made with a textured upper, incorporating metallic rose gold panels and a Fearless Ones-branded insole. The Air Jordan 1 High Zoom Fearless boasts a color-shifting upper, in addition to full-length Zoom Air for cushioning, and an icy outsole. Next, we find the Air Jordan 1 High OG Fearless referencing the first three AJ1 patent leather mid colorways. This particular version blends University Blue and Gym Red on a patent leather upper.
Again, Jordan Brand’s “Fearless Ones” collection also includes numerous collaborations. Culinary collective Ghetto Gastro, Los Angeles-based artist Blue the Great, Japanese brand FACETASM, Parisian lifestyle brand Maison Chateau Rouge, LA-based designer Melody Ehsani, and CLOT founder Edison Chen each apply their own personal twist to the Air Jordan 1. Standouts include Blue the Great’s colorful suede and corduroy iteration, FACETASM’s crinkled interpretation, and Maison Chateau Rouge’s African-inspired textured take.
Three of the “Fearless Ones” colorways are a nod to classic MJ stories. This particular portion is made up of the crinkled patent leather Air Jordan 1 High OG “Black/Orange,” the refined Air Jordan 1 Retro High “Bloodline,” and the Air Jordan 1 “Come Fly With Me,” which pays homage to a standout Jordan campaign from the ’90s.
Lastly, Jordan Brand is releasing the “Shattered” colorway of the Air Jordan 1 as a kids-exclusive Sky Jordan silhouette, in addition to a “University Blue” variation of the sneaker. These models incorporate a wings-inspired forefoot strap.
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