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According to reports, the canvas Nike Air Jordan 1 KO “Chicago” will be returning in 2021.

The AJKO was first released in 1986, ditching leather for a fully 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.

Sneakerfiles claims that the mysterious sneaker will be released again during Spring 2021 in a black, white, and red Chicago colorway. As always, stay tuned for more information. The sneaker pictured is 2014’s “Chicago” AJKO

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