words // Luis Sanchez
Coming as one of the most unexpected and unique releases ever from the beloved Jordan Brand, the 'Banned' Air Jordan Retro 1 was released this morning at select Nike outlets nationwide. And of course, a release like this cannot pass us by without any madness. Giving us a feel of the madness, we have an inside look at how things went down at this Nike outlet located in Sunrise, Florida where tons of Air Jordan loyalists lined-up for a shot at this iconic piece of Air Jordan history.
With outlets receiving somewhere around a 100 pairs each, many fans were lined-up as early as last night for a shot at a pair. While many did pick up a pair to collect, there was also a ton of people out there who are flooding the re-sell market with them and causing prices to sky-rocket. With fans still scattering to score a pair, only time will tell if this was another successful release for the Jordan Brand or one we'd like to forget.
Either way, it's great to see a classic Air Jordan make a return with all original Nike Air branding and some high quality materials. Were you lucky enough to pick up a pair of the 'Banned' Air Jordan Retro 1? If not, would you welcome an official release in the future? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below!
Shout out to Clyde from InsideTheSneakerBox for the photos & video from the release!