Air Jordan I 1 Chicago Bulls Comparison 1985 1994 2013 2015 Retro (34)

by Brandon Richard
images via Rolo Tanedo Jr.

While arguments can be made for many styles and colorways, the 'Chicago' Air Jordan 1 is the defining Air Jordan. The shoe started the frenzy in 1985 and will come full circle when it re-releases again this weekend.  Excluding the patent version that dropped in 2003, the 'Chicago' 1 has been retroed just twice before — once in 1994 and again in 2013. This year's retro come in the midst of a strong resurgence for the Air Jordan 1 and marks the first time since '94 that it features the original high-cut and Nike Air branding.

In remastering retros, Jordan Brand has promised to deliver shoes that are as close to the original as possible. Before the 'Chicago' 1 officially returns this weekend, see how it stacks up against the original from '85, as well as the middle two retros, courtesy of Rolo Tanedo Jr. aka dunksrnice.

Note: all comparison shots are sequenced 1985 vs. 1994, 1985 vs. 2013 and 1985 vs. 2015.

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