Every so often, a sneaker comes along that captures the zeitgeist, and the Air Jordan 1 High OG “Palomino” is shaping up to be that sneaker for 2023. Unveiled through Nike’s official visuals, this shoe promises not only a trip down memory lane, but also a nod to today’s footwear fads.
Following its discreet hinting last December, Jordan Brand’s new sneaker emerged in its full glory. The “Palomino” holds onto classic elements, echoing shades of the seminal Air Jordan 1 “Bred” (“Black/University Red”). A look at its forefoot, tongue, and mid-foot reveals familiar black overtones. But the game-changer is the introduction of brown suede. This sumptuous material, gracing the toe box, profile swooshes, ankle, and heel, brings a distinctly contemporary touch to the 1985-iconic silhouette.
Interestingly, the “Palomino” theme isn’t solely reserved for this piece. Over recent months, NIKE, Inc. has applied this subtle brown finish to other products, steadily building anticipation for this specific Jordan variant. Underneath, the outsoles revel in the “Palomino” shade, while the midsoles lean towards an off-white, echoing the pervasive “Neo-vintage” wave that’s been reshaping the shoe world recently.
Mark your calendars, sneaker aficionados. The Air Jordan 1 High OG “Palomino” is slated via the Nike SNKRS app and chosen outlets come September 2nd. While the men’s version (style code: DZ5485-020,) will retail at $180 USD, the grade school version (style code: FD1437-020,) is priced at $140.
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