When details dropped last week on an upcoming Air Jordan 1 in Black/White/Varsity Red, people didn’t know how to take it. Should we get excited about a potential Bred or Chicago retro? If history had taught us anything, it’s that early leaks of this nature always lead to something completely different, so we probably shouldn’t get too excited about it. But new information from @zSneakerhedz has now confirmed that we can get excited about an OG colorway — though it won’t be arriving as expected. The Air Jordan 1 High OG “Patent Bred” is, according to reports, expected to arrive this October in a full patent leather construction.
Patent leather has always been a contentious material; the crease factor and the high-gloss are divisive on the most basic GR release, so it will be interesting to see how the reaction is on an OG-inspired release. It’s an idea we’d thrown around in the Concept Lab a few years back, and it was welcomed with warm reception — but a concept is different from reality, and just how the market will respond remains to be seen for now.
Update 05.29.21 // A first look at the Air Jordan 1 High OG “Patent Bred” has just landed via @pvasneakers. Take a quick look at the pair just below, and stay tuned into our official Twitter account for further updates ahead of its now-confirmed release date of October 23rd.
This pair is just one of an extensive lineup of Air Jordan releases previewed for the year ahead, all of which you can check out here on our comprehensive list of Air Jordan Release Dates for 2021.
Release Date: October 23rd, 2021
Style Code: 555088-063
Color: Black/White/Varsity Red
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