It’s the shoe that pretty marks the beginning of sneaker culture as we know it. Michael Jordan’s first-ever Air Jordan release, the “Chicago” Air Jordan 1, may be the single most revered sneaker in the hobby. A deadstock pair of the last retro from 2015 costs about $2,000 and game-worn pairs from Jordan’s rookie season are regularly fetching $500,000+ at auction. Fortunately, it appears that everyone will have a shot at a significantly cheaper pair this holiday season.
zSneakerheadz reports that the “Chicago” Air Jordan 1 is heading back to retail in Reimagined form. According to Z, the shoe will feature a vintage/aged look and a shape closer to the originals from ‘85, including an “improved toebox.” Additionally, it’s being speculated that Air Jordan 1 prices will be increasing in the future, but that hasn’t been confirmed.
Expect updates on this highly anticipated release in the months ahead.
UPDATE (03/27): zSneakerheadz once again confirms that the “Chicago” Air Jordan 1 Reimagined is currently set to release on October 29 for $180.
UPDATE (06/02): Thanks to @Sneakertigger on Instagram, we now have a first look at this year’s “Chicago” Air Jordan 1 Reimagined release. The shoe is currently scheduled to hit stores on Oct. 29 for $180 but official details have not yet been announced by the brand.
(UPDATE 06/09): A detailed look at the upcoming “Chicago” Air Jordan 1 Reimagined via Sneakertigger. In this set, pre-aged details such as yellowing and cracked leather are clearly visible. No official announcements about the release have been made at the time of this update.
Air Jordan 1 Reimagined “Chicago”
Release Date: 10/29/22
Style #: DZ5485-612