The Air Jordan 1 Retro Hi ’85 "Banned" gets Flipped
The upcoming “Varsity Red” colorway scheme shifts the paradigm of the beloved “Banned” by removing its markings and traditionally red toe. Instead, each of the overlays is given the titular hue with its bases opting for black markings of typical smooth leathers. Swooshes, the “Nike Air” on the tongue, and the laces all adhere to the more vibrant of the two while Wings insignia, linings, and nylon tongues prefer to keep it neutral.
The shoes are rumored to be limited to 23,000 pairs and to be priced at $200 USD — an undeniably handsome sum, as past Air Jordan 1s have retailed for $160 USD — but nothing has been confirmed by Jordan Brand yet.
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