With Halloween just around the corner, that means Christmas is not far behind either, and with that, brands are beginning to prep for their holiday season rollout. That being said, Air Jordans are on the Christmas wishlist of just about every sneakerhead, and so Jordan Brand has long played the part of Santa delivering must-have kicks during the months of November and December. This year is no different.
Sliding down the proverbial chimney is Jordan Brand’s “Fearless Ones” Collection, complete with a myriad of collaborations with the AJ1 Low and Mid, a number of seasonally-appropriate AJ1 Highs, and the first ever AJ1 FlyEase.
The collaborative line kicks off with an AJ1 Low React by New York’s culinary collective Ghetto Gastro, which features a Hurache-like tongue. The rest of the collabs reimagine the AJ1 Mid, starting with Blue the Great, where the Los Angeles-based artist showcases his love for primary colors on a suede and corduroy upper. Next, Japanese brand FACETASM uses Tokyo as its inspiration, pinning it next to the label’s signature crinkled look.
Parisian lifestyle brand Maison Château Rogue and it’s sky blue, yellow and brown AJ1 utilizes an African-inspired design scheme with hand-stitched details. Second to last, designer Melody Ehsani produces a mismatched pair of women’s-only AJ1 Mids that star a decorative gold watch dubrae and hidden messages promoting female empowerment throughout. And finally, longtime Nike collaborator Edison Chen applies a nylon-woven upper that gives way to a completely different design after wear-and-tear, similar to previous AF1s he’s release.
Alongside with the aforementioned collaborations, Jordan Brand will release five AJ1s inspired by a “flight reimagined.” The first, and maybe the most important, is a black and orange AJ1 High OG constructed entirely of a crinkled patent leather material. This has long been rumored as the “Shattered Backboard 3.0,” and will surely be a favorite for Jordan heads this season. Then we have the AJ1 High Zoom, which features an eye-catching iridescent upper and a full-length Zoom Air unit in the sole. Next is a patent leather AJ1 High OG with a rather unique color combo of black, sky blue, red and white — this one will be an acquired taste, for sure. We then move to the AJ1 High “Bloodline,” which is a new take on the classic black, red and white colorway, where this one applies red piping throughout. And finally, the ladies get another exclusive with a textured AJ1 High fitted with metallic black and rose gold paneling throughout.
Last, but most certainly not least, Jordan created the first-ever AJ1 with Nike FlyEase technology. It features a zipper and strap FlyEase System for easy, one-handed heel entry and exit, as well as an adjustable eyestay hook and loop for top entry.
Here are the release dates for “Fearless Ones” Collection:
10/22 Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Fearless” WMNS
10/26 Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Black/Orange”
11/1 Air Jordan 1 High Flyease
11/2 Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Fearless” in Black/White/Blue/Red
11/9 Air Jordan 1 Mid “Fearless” by Blue the Great
11/14 Air Jordan 1 Low React “Fearless” by Ghetto Gastro
11/15 Air Jordan 1 Mid “Fearless” by Melody Ehsani
11/22 Air Jordan 1 Mid “Fearless” by FACETASM
11/29 Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Black/Red”
11/30 Air Jordan 1 Mid “Fearless” by Maison Château Rogue
12/7 Air Jordan 1 Mid “Fearless” by Edison Chen
12/7 Air Jordan 1 High Zoom “Fearless”