Originally designed by Peter Moore in 1984 and last released in 2015, the Air Jodan 1 Chicago is one of the most sought after sneakers of all time. It’s regularly referred to as any sneakerheads grail and with reports circulating that a holiday 2022 re-release is just around the corner, it’s one worth setting your calendars for.
Brand: Jordan Brand
Model: Air Jordan 1 “Chicago” Reimagined
Release Date: Holiday 2022
Where to buy: TBC
Reliable sneaker leaker zSneakerHeadz had the scoop on the new model that is said to feature a slightly altered look. Taking on the new “Chicago Reimagined” nickname, the shoe offers an aged look more in line with the Air Jordan 1 Hi ’85 silhouette, that is, a taller ankle collar more in line with the original release, premium leather, an aged ‘vintage’ look and improved toebox.
The history of the Chicago colour couldn’t be more deeply rooted, in fact, it may never have existed if it wasn’t for the NBA player gear policy on bright and bold colours, forcing Michael to change from his ‘banned’ colourway to a league-approved “Chicago” colourway that introduced white onto the sneaker.
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How hard will they be to acquire? One Instagram user commented “these already look backdoored” and that’s likely not too far from the truth. If Nike doesn’t offer close to a million pairs of this sneaker, the vast majority of sneakerheads won’t be able to get their hands on what looks to be one of the biggest sneaker releases of 2022. Prices for the 2015 model (that isn’t without numerous quality flaws) currently sits around $2500 AUD on StockX. So this premium addition will look to fetch thousands on the secondary market if offered in limited supply. Sources also suggest retail pricing is also set to increase from the current $170 USD mark.
2020’s The Last Dance documentary sent the price of OG Jordan colourways through the roof (doubling in price), and game-worn models became unobtainable to all but the deepest of pockets – a pair of game-worn Air Jordan 1 Chicagos sold through Sotheby’s Auctions last year for a whopping $202,000 AUD.
Should you want to acquire a pair for yourself, we recommend keeping your eyes locked closly to release dates and timing this holiday season. Maybe even try and make friends with your local retailer, and don’t forget to engage with the SNKRS app daily! Good luck.
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