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Following rumors earlier this year that Jordan Brand would be bringing back the highly-coveted, Japan-exclusive Air Jordan 1 “Midnight Navy” at some point this year, we now get a closer look at the supposed 2020 version (above).

The colorway was originally released in 2001, and its release was an especially notable moment in the brand’s folklore, as it marked the first time an Air Jordan 1 appeared in a non-OG colorway. Check out the original release below.

Rumors of the retro first emerged late last year, with new reports adding some weight to the possibility that we’ll see a 2020 version of the OG release.  The retro is expected to look similar to the original 2001 drop, with some minor adjustments to the branding, materials, packaging, and stock numbers.

With leaked images having surfaced over the weekend, rumors will begin to heat up and the hype will continue to build until Nike makes an official announcement or the pair is seeded to its roster of insiders.

Reportedly, this new Air Jordan 1 will look a lot like the Nike SB x Air Jordan 1 low “Midnight Navy,” which debuted last June.

The release was likely slated for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, though with that having been postponed a year, the release date of the sneaker is still up in the air.

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Words by Sarah Osei
Staff Writer