With the sneaker world still buzzing from the recent release of two desirable Air Jordan 1s — the “Neutral Grey” and a Trophy Room collaboration — Jordan Brand is keeping things rolling by revealing official images of the Air Jordan 1 “University Blue.” First seen as part of the Spring 2021 Air Jordan collection, the “University Blue” borrows a signature light blue hue from Michael Jordan‘s collegiate days with the UNC Tar Heels and remixes the AJ1’s standard material set for a look that’s simultaneously traditional and fresh.
Signature “University Blue” shades appear on the mudguard, eyestays, heel and collar flaps, all of which swap out their standard leather for rich suede to mark the shoe’s signature material difference. White tumbled leather appears on quarters and toeboxes, and black tumbled leather provides contrast on Swooshes and collars alike. Aside from the aforementioned Swoosh, black ball-and-wings logos on the collar flaps and black/blue fabric tags on the nylon tongue add further branded flair. White midsoles and blue outsoles round off the look.
The Air Jordan 1 “University Blue” was originally slated to release in late February but has now been pushed to March 6 pending final confirmation from Nike. It’ll arrive in full family sizes as well, with men’s pairs priced at $170 USD, grade school pairs at $130 USD, pre-school pairs at $80 USD and infant/toddler pairs at $60 USD. Sizes are also available at GOAT.
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