One of the year’s most anticipated sneaker releases is taking place Saturday — and no, this isn’t an April Fools joke.
Last seen in 2013, the Air Jordan 1 “Royal” is set to make a welcome return to online retailers and store shelves. The iconic makeup features an all-leather upper in black and royal blue, a vintage-inspired nylon tongue and its original Nike Air branding.
This look was one of the first Air Jordan 1 styles released in 1985. Since its mid-’80s debut, the sneaker has seen retro drops in 2001 and again in 2013, making this the fourth time the classic colorway has been available.
Previous retro versions of this style are among the most sought-after Air Jordans. At consignment store Stadium Goods, the 2001 iteration is currently selling for up to $1,200.
Although Saturday’s drop will be a limited-edition, the good news is that this launch will have considerably wider availability than its 2013 predecessor. A look at Footaction and Foot Locker’s release locators show that the coveted kicks will be stocked at dozens of stores across the U.S.
The “Royal” Air Jordan 1 retails for $160 and will be available Saturday at 10 a.m. ET on nike.com/snkrs. They can also be found in-store at select retailers.