Air Jordan I 1 Black Royal (1)

words // Brandon Richard

Ever since news of the Black/Royal Air Jordan 1's return made rounds, I'm not sure what sneakerheads are happier about; the fact that they're re-releasing or that they're re-releasing with Nike Air branding? Here's another look at the upcoming release, seemingly decked out in a buttery soft leather that will make collectors from all eras happy. You can see 'Nike Air' on the tongue, and while that's never really been a big deal to me, I am happy to see the lack of a Jumpman on the heel. That always looked a little out of place on this silhouette.

We're still awaiting a drop date, but you can check out these new photos in the meantime.

Air Jordan I 1 Black Royal (2)

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via Modern Notoriety