Brand: Nike

Model: Air Jordan 1

Release Date: March 6

Price: $170

Buy: Nike SNKRS and select retailers

Editor’s Notes: Nike is known to pull significant inspiration from Michael Jordan's alma mater, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The subsequent “University Blue” color scheme has graced several highly sought-after Air Jordans in the past, and the Air Jordan 1 looks like it’ll be just as popular.

After getting an early peek several months ago, official images of 2021’s "University Blue" gave us a better look at the blue suede utilized on the sneaker's mudguard, eyestays, heel, and collar flaps, as well as the white, tumbled leather quarters and toebox. The sneaker’s black Swoosh also features tumbled leather.

The "University Blue" Air Jordan 1 is part of the Spring 2021 Jordan Brand collection, which Highsnobiety previously highlighted here. The sneaker was originally slated to be released in late February was pushed to today, March 6. The shoe will reportedly be available in men's, grade school, pre-school, and toddler sizing.

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