The original Air Jordan 1 came out in 1984 and was designed by Peter C. Moore. The red and black colourway sparked controversy on the court when rumours of it being banned because it didn’t adhere to the “51 per cent rule” which stated that there had to be a certain amount of white on the shoes.
It was, in fact, the Air Ship that was banned, but Nike capitalised on that misconception to create a belief that the shoes somehow gave you an edge on the court.
Shoe Surgeon Dominic Chambrone is reigniting that buzz over the Air Jordan 1 with his newest creation, the “Mars Yard.” The shoes will be a handmade, limited edition of Air Jordan 1 sneakers that will be priced at USD$1,800. They feature the classic black, white, and colour scheme—only this time instead of leather panels, the shoes will have premium suede combined with mesh material on the sides and the toe. The outsole will be a bright red and an over-sized Swoosh logo, done in suede, will dominate the upper.
A gold foil Shoe Surgeon logo adorns the shoe’s tongue.