Launched on 06/03/2021
A University Blue rework that’ll take you right back to MJ’s varsity days
When you think of Michael Jordan, you think of red, right? That was certainly his signature colour after he went pro, but he got his start on the collegiate circuit in the sky blue of the UNC Tar Heels.
That’s the hue Nike Jordan borrows for this AJ1, giving the collar, eyestays and heel counter a University Blue rework that’ll take you right back to MJ’s varsity days. It’s not just the colourway that’s softer, either — all those accenting panels are suede, rather than the usual leather, in a departure from the model’s usual formula. Things are business as usual elsewhere though, with black and white grained leather completing the upper, an Air-cushioned sole down below and Jordan's iconic Wings logo branding the ankle.