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Review of the Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG Palomino - Detailed & on feet look

Review of the Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG Palomino - Detailed & on feet look
  • 21 September 2023
  • Posted By : Charly
The Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG 'Palomino' was released on September 2nd at a price of €189.99/$180/£174.95
It is undoubtedly one of the most eagerly awaited Air Jordan 1 High OG of 2023.
The term palomino refers to a golden-looking coat color in horses that visually resembles a light chestnut or golden yellow.
It's a rare species that results mainly from selective breeding and precise genetic cross-breeding.
The inspiration for the colorway on the recent Air Jordan 3 'Palomino' is clearer than on this Air Jordan 1 High.
That said, the official colorway is Black/Palomino/Sail/Metallic Gold. The tones used are perfectly in keeping with the current Autumn collection.

To start with, this edition features a special black box with metallic gold Nike branding, giving a luxurious look at first glance.
The nubuck used on the Toe box is a very luxurious brown colored nubuck.
This one is different from the other releases: it gives the impression of being very raw and unfinished. It looks as if it will evolve over time, with stains and marks that will make your pair unique.
On the tip, there's a black colored smooth leather that seems of slightly higher quality than the usual general releases of Air Jordan 1 High.
The eyelets & the Mid Panel are covered with the same Black leather giving the pair that classic Bred color blocking style.
Thus on the swoosh, the heel and the wing, the brown nubuck is applied again.

Under the laces is a classic black nylon tongue with gold-colored Nike branding, echoing the luxury feel of the box.
This detail has bugged a number of collectors and fans who would have preferred a brown branding to match the rest of the pair.
However, this isn't the first time this kind of detail has happened for the Swoosh brand. Always something unexpected in the familiar. The 'Nike Air' branding in gold can also be found on the insoles.
To finish off the look, there's a sail midsole and a brown outsole.
There are no additional laces with this release, just a pair of flat black laces.

Jordan brand thus offers us an Air Jordan 1 High ready for the fall and winter seasons.
A great alternative if you missed the Travis Scott AJ1 High or the AJ1 High 'Mocha'.
Some won't appreciate its lack of contrast with its very dark hues, others will be curious to rock them long term to see how it ages.
Overall, this is a solid release. The quality is spot on.
As for sizing, the Air Jordan 1 High is a true-to-size pair. So you can take your usual size.
If you're not familiar with the comfort of the Air Jordan 1 High, the pair includes a Nike Air Unit for cushioning and impact protection. It gives a close-to-the-ground, flat and firm feel.
There's not much in the way of advanced softness and comfort in this 1985 model.
That doesn't prevent it from maintaining a very decent average comfort for an every shoe.

The Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG 'Palomino' is still available at selected retailers online. Only a few sizes left though.
Check our full release page here.