1985 Original Air Jordan I Nike Black and Red Sneakers.Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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Description1985 Original Air Jordan I Nike Black and Red Sneakers. The shoes that started a sneaker revolution. No sneaker collection can be complete be without this OG (original) player edition representation. Uppers feature the famed banned black and red colorway, with "Nike Air" tags sewn on the tongues and the iconic "Air Jordan" logo stamped in black on the outer ankles. Inside stamping in white reads "10 1/2 850608"TY1."
One of the main reasons the Air Jordan I is so coveted by sneakerheads is that its midsoles are made of rubber instead of polyurethane (PU) which degrades faster thanks to dydrolysis and oxidation.
The "Breds" (black/red colorway) offered here are all about the condition. A hand-check will find only a minimum of crumbling on the inner ankle PU foam padding, which is usually the biggest drawback on this particular issue. Still to the eye, they remain glorious, with the outersoles, mid-soles, uppers, red laces, and aglets all checking-in in remarkable condition. Still the Holy Grail for sneakerheads the world over.
Guide Value or Estimate: $1,500 - up.
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