Highly anticipated release this month, the Air Jordan 1 High '85 'Black White' was released in advance in Shock drop during a live on SNKRS app on February 1st.
If you follow us on twitter you surely have them the notification. Unfortunately, there were a lot of access problems apparently, the pair did not appear for all accounts and despite feedback from the community, we have not been able to identify why. Hopefully this will be fixed for the next time.
If you're not familiar with this model, the Air Jordan 1 High '85 takes us back in time to the closest shape to the original model of the very first Jordan.
Jordan Brand brought this OG version to the forefront in 2020 with the Varsity Red Black, which featured the Banned colorway of the NBA-banned Nike Air Ship in 1984.
Then the Jordan New Beginnings Pack very limited which includes a High 85 and an Air Ship white and red.
Since the releases of this model can be counted on the fingers of one hand since only the colors 'Neutral Grey' and 'Georgetown' were born in 2021 and 2022 respectively.
The Air Jordan 1 High '85 differs from the usual High OG in several ways: higher collar, a wider toe box, a larger swoosh. The label on the tongue is different with the logo ® of 'Registered' and the white Midsole has a much more granulated look. The pair also includes a premium hangtag that details all the features of the pair. Overall, the pair features a more rectangular and much less curved shape than its successor.
The pair fits true to size, so we recommend you to grab your regular Jordan/Nike size. In terms of comfort, the feel on the ankle can be a little different but the comfort is really similar to the High OG which is quite good for a lifestyle use.
Jordan Brand has chosen for this new year the Black White colorway which remains quite rare in Jordan Retro releases. Should be call these 'Panda' like the famous Dunk of the same colorway ?
A simple and effective color blocking as we like with a white leather base and black leather overlays too. A choice that will delight all fans of the silhouette and Jordans in general.
As a reminder, the last Black White colorway of the Air Jordan 1 High Retro OG dates back to November 2014 (555088-010) and is trading between around €700 and €1700 on Stockx.
The release date of the Air Jordan 1 High '85 'Black White' is already confirmed in the US on February 15th.
A little suspense in Europe but it should be same.
Stay tuned on our dedicated release page.
Check the detailed and on feet pictures & video below.