Any brand's decision to tinker with a classic brings the sneaker skeptics out in full force. This year, Jordan Brand gave the iconic Air Jordan 1 a modern upgrade, replacing its simple leather construction with a full Flyknit upper. There are both fans and detractors of the style, which launched in the "Banned" colorway last month. A second OG-inspired colorway lands on shelves this weekend, so we unboxed a pair to give you an idea of what to expect.
Not only did we unbox the "Royal" Air Jordan 1 Flyknit, but we provide a side-by-side comparison with the leather-based retro. See how the update compares to the original in the video above and subscribe to Sole Collector on Youtube for more.