Air Jordan 1 Patch Black Orange
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by Brendan Dunne

Icy soles and patches on the tongue don't show up very often for the Air Jordan 1. One time, both almost landed on the same release in this since-scrapped design.

The black and orange affair was meant to be part of the "Flight Before Christmas" pack, which eventually arrived at retail without any retro silhouettes in the mix. The connection to that holiday release is made clear by the insole graphics, which feature the radar look. What's more, the tag marks this pair as a Holiday 2013 release.

This Air Jordan 1 sample is up for grabs now for a hefty sum via eBay.