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Brands: Jordan Brand, OFF-WHITE

Model: Air Jordan 1 High

Key Features: Premium leather construction, deconstructed Swooshes, wings logo on the ankles, “AIR” branding on the midsole

Release Date: Rumored to drop June 9

Price: $190 USD

Buy: Nike and select retailers

Editor’s Notes: With the popularity and success of the Chicago-flavored OFF-WHITE x Nike Air Jordan 1 this season, new sources have indicated that another variation of the deconstructed model will be making an appearance in 2018, this time incorporating a University of North Carolina-inspired colorway, which takes cues from Michael Jordan’s alma mater

Rumors of a drop are heating up now that Virgil Abloh himself has officially unveiled the colorway. The designer wore the sneakers on the red carpet at this year’s Met Gala, while Justin Timberland – a known Jordan Brand fan and ambassador – has received his personal pair.

This falls in line with the rollout we’ve seen many times for hyped sneakers. An official unveiling followed by influencers receiving the shoes. Next up would be an announcement with the official release date.

Check out Virgil’s red carpet look and Timberlake’s video below.

@virgilabloh’s “MET FOOTWEAR”

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How you react when the sneaker plug comes through. RP: @justintimberlake #HSKicks

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A rendering of what the design might look like is showcased above, but stay tuned for more updates in the coming months ahead.

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Words by Renz Ofiaza
Staff Writer

Renz Ofiaza is a Staff Writer at Highsnobiety and based in Brooklyn.

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