The Air Jordan 1 Low Tokyo 96 honors MJ’s journey to Tokyo

The Air Jordan 1 Low Tokyo 96 honors MJ’s journey to Tokyo

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The Air Jordan 1 Low Tokyo 96, which drops in Singapore on May 4, takes you back to Michael Jordan’s journey to Tokyo over 25 years ago by referencing the iconic ‘Hoop Heroes’ tour merch from the visit.

air Jordan 1 Low Tokyo 96 tongue tabAtmos Japan

Model: Air Jordan 1 Low Tokyo 96
Price: S$189
Release date: May 4
Shop here: Nike SNKRS | StockX

air Jordan 1 Low Tokyo 96 side viewAtmos Japan

During Michael Jordan’s first visit to Tokyo, the NBA legend went up against a young boy as part of the brand’s “Nike Hoop Heroes” event.  This Air Jordan 1 Low named ‘Tokyo 96’ references both the youth’s UNC jersey and the Air Jordan 12 MJ wore during the 1-on-1 match up, which was adorned with lizard skin. This served as inspiration for the Swooshes on this fresh Air Jordan 1 Low design. The perforated toe boxes and quarter panels are made of rich suede and a cool shade of blue on the forefoot overlays adds a subtle UNC-inspired touch.

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The midsoles have a pre-aged yellow finish that contributes to the vintage aesthetic of the sneaker. Other notable elements on the upper include the golden Jordan Brand logo on the heels and the foam-exposed tongues. With its exceptional combination of design details, lifestyle-oriented colorway and in-depth storytelling, this sneaker is an easy pick-up for either your collection or sneaker rotation.  

The Air Jordan 1 Low Tokyo 96 will drop in Singapore on May 4 on Nike SNKRS with a retail price of S$189. 

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