Jordan Brand‘s Air Jordan 1 is a timeless sneaker, one in the vein of the Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star, the Nike Air Force 1 or the adidas Superstar. However, to keep a legendary silhouette’s legacy strong it’s important to give it a twist every so often — and that’s exactly what the Jumpman has done with its new Air Jordan 1 High Switch.
Debuting in a vivid “Purple Pulse” colorway, the Switch’s defining feature is the zipper reaching around the entirety of its collar. Here dressed in yellow, this zipper enables the wearer to completely remove the collar’s top half — neon snap-equipped tongue, flaps and all — to provide an Air Jordan 1 Low-style look. Built entirely of suede, the uppers place a signature “Purple Pulse” hue on the mudguard, eyestays, heel overlays, and collar flaps, while switching to a “Glacier Blue” on quarters, toeboxes and heels. A miniature “Glacier Blue” Swoosh also graces the lateral forefoot, with black collars, Swooshes and tongues plus a sail midsole/outsole combo rounding off the look.
An official release date for the Air Jordan 1 High Switch “Purple Pulse” has yet to be announced, but early reports point towards a 2021 drop.
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