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Brand: Nike

Model: Air Jordan 1 “Sports Illustrated”

Key Features: A predominantly black and white leather upper is accentuated by red and green highlights on the Swoosh, tongue, and Air Jordan wings logo.

Release Date: December 27

Price: $160

Buy: Nike and select retailers TBC

Editor’s Notes: Jordan Brand is set to drop a a special rendition of Michael Jordan’s first-ever signature sneaker, the Air Jordan 1, this holiday season.

The sneaker commemorates his Airness’ first Sports Illustrated cover during his rookie season in 1984. The striped green Swoosh is colored to represent the Milwaukee Bucks jersey, the team MJ was playing against on the cover image of the SI issue.

The cover was titled “A Star is Born,” which is also what these kicks are colloquially referred to as.

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