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“I’m Back”: The Air Jordan 1 High “Chicago” is Returning

Luis Torres

The Air Jordan 1 took flight in 1985 as designer Peter Moore and a rookie out of the University of North Carolina by the name of Michael Jordan teamed up for the inaugural shoe in the Air Jordan signature line.

Initially released in a handful of colorways such as the famed “Black Toe,” “Bred,” “Chicago,” “Royal,” and “Shadow,” iterations, the Air Jordan 1 High from 1985 is revered as a cultural relic and a sneaker holy grail by many — and rightfully so.

Following the 2021 return of the Air Jordan 1 High OG ’85 “Neutral Grey” from the vaulted Swoosh archives, curiosity was piqued as to whether other members of the original colorways would get a similar retro treatment.

Original Air Jordan 1 High “Chicago” (1985)

According to a source, the Air Jordan 1 High “Chicago” is making its long-awaited return this holiday season. Last seen in 2015 before the Jordan 1 craze we’re now engulfed by, the “Chicago” Air Jordan 1 was a turning point for the brand.

Now, the Air Jordan 1 High “Chicago” will return in its original form that looks to be a blend between the recent 1985 cuts and an updated High OG design. The upcoming iteration will also don a vintage look.

A release date for the Air Jordan 1 High “Chicago” has not been disclosed. However, the pair is expected to retail for $180 and be made available on SNKRS and at select retailers. Additionally, the “Chicago” AJ1 will be available in extended family sizing. Listen to DP and Marco discuss this news on the latest episode of the SoleSavy Podcast here.

Stay tuned to SoleSavy for more sneaker-related news from your favorite brands, including Jordan Brand.

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