Rumors surrounding the possibility of an Air Jordan 1 KO "Chicago" release in 2021 have been circulating for months. And while Nike has yet to announce the return, official images of the sneaker recently surfaced online, leading us to believe a drop is imminent.

The Air Jordan 1 KO first launched in 1986, featuring an upper made of canvas instead of leather. The last time we saw the "Chicago" iteration release was 2014, following retros in 2011 and 2012.

As you can see via the official imagery above, the 2021 version of the Air Jordan 1 KO "Chicago" is noticeably similar to the original pair. The Bulls-inspired makeup boasts a predominantly canvas upper, with leather ankle panels and a leather Swoosh. The AJKO wings logo appears at the collar, while traditional Nike branding emerges on the tongue and insole.

Reports are suggesting the Air Jordan 1 KO "Chicago" will release early on in 2021, but be sure to check back here as we'll keep you updated with all pertinent information as soon as Nike confirms the drop.

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