Jordan Brand is set to bring back the Air Jordan 1 “Metallic Purple” in women’s sizes as part of its Summer 2021 retro lineup, and has dubbed it the “Court Purple” this time around. An OG colorway that debuted in 1985-1986 as part of the AJ1’s initial run, the “Metallic Purple” was last seen in 2009 as part of a region-exclusive four pack that also included the original “Metallic Green,” “Metallic Orange” and “Metallic Red” makeups. Now it’s back for the first time in over a decade — with a new name to boot — and we’ve received an on-foot look thanks to YankeeKicks.
This Air Jordan 1 features an upper constructed of premium white tumbled leather. Its “Court Purple” moniker is earned with high-gloss purple patent leather on the collar and Swooshes. More purple details also appear on the lateral collar flap’s ball-and-wings logo, the tongue’s Jumpman tag, the collar lining and the outsole. Unlike its ‘09 predecessor, this makeup of the “Court Purple” is bereft of heel Jumpman branding — making for a true-to-the-original style.
Look for the Air Jordan 1 “Court Purple” to release on June 3 for $170 USD, pending official confirmation from Nike.
Elsewhere in the world of footwear, check out Swarovski and Nike’s shimmering Air Max 97 “Polar Blue,” a crystal-coated runner that’ll set you back a cool $400 USD.