Image: END Clothing

Image: END Clothing

This year proved to be a celebration of the Air Jordan 1 silhouette, with the retro OG high (and mid) hitting the e-block in a plethora of colorways. One thing that we love to see brands work towards is story-telling. When it comes to the legacy of the great Michael Jordan, there’s plenty of opportunities to school the new wave on sneaker history. For example, the Rookie of the Year AJ1 paid tribute to a part of his success with small details. This next Air Jordan 1 Retro High iteration embraces the same concept closing out the year of 1s.

The Air Jordan 1 ‘A Star is Born’ is inspired by MJ’s early success within his career playing for the Chicago Bulls. The signature colorblocking sits on tumbled leather and plays with black, sail, and varsity red details. The Swoosh features shades of green paying homage to Jordan’s first Sports Illustrated magazine cover. It was predicted early on that a star was born. The rest is history.

Is this an easy cop for you? Unlike many Air Jordan releases, this pair drops on Thursday 12/27 (versus the typical Saturday) in a size run inclusive of the small feet tribe. You can SHOP THE SNEAKS below on release day for $120 (GS sizes). On the SNKRS App, scroll past men’s sizes for the grade school selection.