Air Jordan 1 Mid "Milan" Draws From Classical Italian Architecture

A salute to the city’s iconic baroque stonework.

By
Footwear
159,434 Hypes 15 Comments

Following in the footsteps of a Dior-esque Air Jordan 1 Low “Paris,” Jordan Brand is looking to the northern Italian metropolis of Milan for an Air Jordan 1 Mid “Milan.” A salute to the city’s rich tradition of neoclassical architecture — which includes legendary buildings like the Gothic Duomo di Milano cathedral and the Santa Maria delle Grazie convent, the home of Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” — this mid-cut Air Jordan 1 proffers an undeniably premium look.

Drawing directly from the artisanal stonework of these buildings, the AJ1 Mid “Milan” mixes bone white, grey, tan and soft caramel tones on its leather, suede and canvas upper. Pieces range from ribbed tan leather on the heel and mudguard and supple grey suede on the toebox and middle eyestays. Premium caramel-colored leathers appear on the bottom eyestays and collar flaps, the latter of which also presents an artfully debossed ball-and-wings logo.

Each of these bold accents are brought together in literal and figurative senses alike by a smooth bone white leather quarter, grey textile collar and grey leather midfoot Swoosh. A white midsole and soft tan outsole finalize the stylings.

The Air Jordan 1 Mid “Milan” will release February 19 exclusively at ONE BLOCK DOWN for $130 USD. ONE BLOCK DOWN is also holding a one-day Jordan exhibition at Milan’s Museo Del 900 from midday to 4:30 PM CET on February 19. This is accompanied by a free throw shooting contest, during which purchasers of the AJ1 Mid “Milan” will have a chance to acquire ultra-rare archival Air Jordan kicks like Virgil Abloh‘s Off-White™ x Air Jordan 1 “Chicago” and the fragment x Air Jordan 1 at their original MSRP. A global release follows on February 22.

Elsewhere in the world of Jordan Brand, Zion Williamson‘s Air Jordan 34 “Bayou Boys” PE received an official release date.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

PLEASURES Enlists Diverse Lineup of Creatives for SS20 Collection
Fashion

PLEASURES Enlists Diverse Lineup of Creatives for SS20 Collection

Filled with subculture references and evocative graphics.

Gatorade x Nike PG 4 Adds Psychedelic "Barely Volt/Total Orange" Colorway
Footwear

Gatorade x Nike PG 4 Adds Psychedelic "Barely Volt/Total Orange" Colorway

Bright Citrus accents.

Apple Is Rumored to Be Working on an AirPods Pro Lite Release
Tech

Apple Is Rumored to Be Working on an AirPods Pro Lite Release

Along with new-generations of the ‌iPad‌, ‌Apple Watch‌, iMac‌.


New Balance Drops Weatherized MW880 GORE-TEX in Rich Hazel Brown
Footwear

New Balance Drops Weatherized MW880 GORE-TEX in Rich Hazel Brown

Featuring a dual-foam TRUFUSE midsole.

Raf Simons Unveils Monochromatic Smiley Intarsia Knit Sweaters
Fashion

Raf Simons Unveils Monochromatic Smiley Intarsia Knit Sweaters

Marked with a subtle “R” embroidery.

StockX Has an Impressive Lineup of Releases for NBA All-Star Weekend
Footwear 

StockX Has an Impressive Lineup of Releases for NBA All-Star Weekend

Presented by StockX
Saluting Chicago, where the game will be hosted this weekend.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. In adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.

Help Support Us

We need ads to keep the lights on and to continue providing free news to our readers. We’d appreciate your support by whitelisting HYPEBEAST on your ad blocker. That way you can keep reading all the great stories for free.

If you have already whitelisted us, simply refresh this page. To find out how to whitelist us, click the button below.

Back

Add Us to Whitelist

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads. Most ad blockers have similar whitelisting steps and settings. If you need assistance, please contact us.

Adblock Plus

  1. Click on the red ABP icon in the upper right corner of your browser.
  2. Click “Enabled on this site” to disable ad blocking for the current site. In Firefox click “disable on HYPEBEAST”.
  3. Refresh the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.

Adblock

  1. Click the AdBlock hand icon.
  2. Click “Don’t run on pages on this domain”.
  3. A new “Don’t run AdBlock on…” dialog may be displayed in the middle of the screen.
  4. Move the “Site” slider to the right. After that, click “Exclude”.
  5. Refresh the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.

uBlock

  1. Click the uBlock icon.
  2. Click the large blue “power” button in the menu that appears to whitelist the current website.
  3. Reload the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.

Firefox Browser

Firefox Tracking Protection may activate our whitelist notice, which can be disabled temporarily for a browsing session by clicking the shield icon in the URL bar and following the instructions.

Disconnect

  1. Click the Disconnect icon.
  2. Click “Whitelist site”.
  3. Refresh the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.