There’s a repeating Air Jordan story this year: Air Jordan sneakers are being released in looks for women so great that male sneakerheads are jealous. In 2018 so far, we’ve seen several enviable releases for women, among them the Air Jordan 13 “Moon Particle,” the Air Jordan 3 “Particle Beige” and definitely the Air Jordan 1 Satin “Shattered Backboard” that more than a few men say they’re loving.
Now the script is changing, and one of the sneakers that initially dropped for lady Air Jordan fans — the Air Jordan 1 High Zip — will soon also be available for men.
First released in spring 2018 as a women’s silhouette, the iconic Air Jordan 1 High lost its laces in favor of a sleek and stylish zipper enclosure on the upper for a bold new twist.
Now the zippered Air Jordan 1 concept gets a new edition for men, with a few detail changes that create a more masculine look. First and foremost, the men’s construction debuts in more traditionally sporty colors — in white with red accents and black with royal accents, each reminiscent of the shoe’s beloved original designs. Plus, while the women’s version had a Swooshless upper, the men’s edition features the large, perforated outline of a Swoosh in its usual place on the leather upper.
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The first two colorways of the men’s Air Jordan 1 High Zip, to be released on August 9 for $150, will be available at Nike.com and select retailers.