Air Jordan 1 “Banned”

Oct 11, 2010 | George Kiel III |



The Air Jordan 1 is simply a legendary, timeless sneaker although many will agree that we see its release a little too much at times. However, there are certain colorways and styles of the Air Jordan 1 that come along and win over even the biggest Air Jordan 1 hater. At the end of August, we gave you a preview look at the Air Jordan 1 Hi “Banned”, and the majority of you embraced it thanks to its creative, retrospective concept.

The Air Jordan 1 Hi “Banned” is simply a comical play on NBA commissioner David Stern’s attempt to ban Michael Jordan’s first signature sneaker, the Air Jordan 1. Although the ban was not successful (obviously), Stern fined MJ $5000 per game, a tab Nike gladly paid in return for the abundance of attention surrounding the signature startup.

Today, celebrity sneakerhead Fat Joe gives us a second preview of the Air Jordan 1 Hi “Banned” via Twitter. The picture reveals the vintage, premium leather used on the Black/Red Air Jordan 1 giving it an age-old, classic feel. Yet, this pair doesn’t show the ‘X’ marked over the Air Jordan Wings logo that was seen on the first preview; but, then again, this is only a sample. As seen above, this shoe (should it release), will be packaged in a special “Banned” box that also makes use of the ‘X’. No word on when or if this shoe will release; however, stay tuned as more information should surface soon.


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