The classic Air Jordan 1 KO appears to be returning to stores in 2021.
Sneaker leak Instagram account @py_rates posted retail images of the upcoming Air Jordan 1 KO “Chicago” on Instagram today, which is an original shoe from Michael Jordan’s signature line that debuted in the mid-1980s alongside its iconic Air Jordan 1 counterpart before it released again as a retro in 2010. The account also revealed that the shoe is expected to release sometime in 2021 for a retail price of $140, but a specific reported launch date was not shared.
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The shoe wears the popular “Chicago” color scheme inspired by the Chicago Bulls’ team hues but unlike the version that MJ wore on the court, this pair features a canvas construction on the upper in replacement of the premium leather. The side panels come to white while the overlays at the forefoot and eyelets sport a bright red color. Adding to the design is a black Swoosh branding on the sides with matching shoelaces, “Nike Air” branding on the tongue, and the AJKO wings logo stamped on the ankle collars. The look is completed with a sail midsole and a red outsole.
Although the info was shared on Instagram, Jordan Brand has yet to confirm that the Air Jordan 1 KO “Chicago” is releasing in 2021.
For fans who aren’t interested in waiting until next year to buy a pair, you can buy the Air Jordan 1 KO “Chicago” from the 2010 release now on the secondary market.
StockX has pairs listed for as low as $300 for a men’s size 8 at the time of publication, and upward of $843 for a men’s size 12. The exact shoe is also available on GOAT with the lowest ask for a pair is $350 for a men’s size 11 and as high as $1,995 for a men’s size 9.
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