Model: Air Jordan 1
Release Date: March 6
Buy: Likely Nike SNKRS and select retailers
Editor’s Notes: Nike is known to pull a lot of inspiration from Michael Jordan's alma mater, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The “University Blue” color scheme has graced several highly sought-after Air Jordans in the past and the upcoming 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" AJ1 have surfaced online. The detailed photos give 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 but has since been pushed back to a rumored release date of March 6. When the shoe does arrive, it will reportedly be available in men's, grade school, pre-school, and toddler sizing.
As always, stay tuned for updates. In the meantime, check out the leaked official product shots above.
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