Brand: Nike

Model: Air Jordan 1 KO “Chicago”

Release Date: May 12

Price: $140

Buy: Nike

What We’re Saying: Rumored initially last year, the Nike Air Jordan 1 KO “Chicago” has been confirmed to drop on May 12 via Nike SNKRS.

The AJ1KO was first released in 1986, ditching leather for a full canvas upper. Other differences to the original Air Jordan 1 include AJKO branding replacing Air Jordan on the wings logo, as well as a Vandal outsole.

To date, the meaning behind what “KO” stands for remains a mystery, though some believe it to stand for “Knock Out.” The AJKO was retroed for the first time in 2011, with subsequent re-releases following in 2011, 2012, and 2014. This will be the first time since 2014 that the AJ1KO will be officially released, making it a hotly-anticipated drop.

So far, a release on Nike SNKRS is confirmed and it remains to be seen whether select retailers will be dropping them as well. Stay tuned for more.

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