This Air Jordan 1 Is Dressed in Colors Inspired by Michael Jordan’s Alma Mater

Prior to the start of the latest academic year, Jordan Brand is delivering a new iteration of the fan-favorite Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG this month that integrates colors from Michael Jordan’s alma mater, the University of North Carolina.

The latest style is executed with a sail-colored leather upper that’s paired with darker obsidian tones on the toe, eyelets, ankle collar and Swoosh branding on the sides. Adding a bit of pop is the brand’s university blue on the heel counter and Nike Air branding on the tongue tag. Sale tones matching the upper cover a majority of the midsole, which is finished with an obsidian rubber outsole.

Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG 'Sail/Obsidian-University Blue'
The Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG.
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Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG 'Sail/Obsidian-University Blue'
The medial side of the Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG.
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Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG 'Sail/Obsidian-University Blue'

Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG 'Sail/Obsidian-University Blue'
The heel of the Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG.
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Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG 'Sail/Obsidian-University Blue'
The sole of the Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG.
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Expect this UNC-inspired Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG to launch via the SNKRS app and at select Jordan Brand retailers on Aug. 31. Retail pricing is set at $160.

In related Jordan Brand news, the coveted “Black Toe” Air Jordan 1 returns Saturday with a renewed satin upper dropping exclusively in women’s sizing. And it’s only the only black, red and white Jordan 1 that’s being released. The iconic “Chicago” colorway is also reportedly making a comeback next year in time for the 2020 NBA All-Star Weekend taking place in the Windy City.

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