The sneaker first dropped in 2001, as a Japan-exclusive – a first for Jordan brand.
Though the Air Jordan 1 “Midnight Navy” may have been intended to celebrate the now-postponed 2020 Olympics in Japan, the sneaker is still a much welcome surprise from the Swoosh.
The Air Jordan 1 High OG “Japan” from the 2001 Japan-exclusive pack is set to drop in July 2020. Now, rumors suggest that there will be the release of another sneaker from the pack later this year – the Air Jordan 1 “Midnight Navy”.
The more muted of the two sneakers, the Air Jordan 1 “Midnight Navy” sports a color-blocking similar to the “Chicago” colorway. Instead of red leather, the sneaker will come with navy-blue suede panels on the heel cap, ankle collar, eyelet and forefoot. The rest of the sneaker will come in white tumbled leather – creating an overall clean and simple sneaker. An added detail that is carried from the 2001 release is the metal Jumpman hangtag that comes with the sneaker.
The sneaker is slated to drop sometime towards the end of this year and will retail at US$170 (approx. S$243.16). Stay tuned for more updates.
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