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The Complete History of the Air Jordan 1 ‘Banned’

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The original Air Jordan 1 Black/Red color way has released seven times and in five different variations over the last 30 years, and this silhouette remains top 10 in most peoples collection. Recently we’ve seen pop stars such as Kanye West, Jay-Z, Don C, Frank Ocean, DJ Khaled any many more make this model a major key of they’re rotation. It’s a classic, and definitely, a must have for any sneaker fans closet.

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On September 3rd, Jordan Brand gives us all a chance to relive those childhood memories of superior quality and exceptional design as the “Banned” Air Jordan 1 returns in remastered form. We can expect the infamous butter soft leather with the flawless symmetry that we all love, the Retro 1 is set to release along side the innovative “Banned” Air Jordan 31. A shoe that gets it origin from the original Air Jordan 1 with plenty on court aesthetics, has all the latest specs by combining Flywire and Flyweave upper for supreme lockdown. It also features a “Bred” gradient effect ending with a black premium leather heel shank to add a luxury feel. This model introduces full-length unlocked zoom with Flight speed embedded in the midsole; so the cushion is felt tremendously in forefoot and heel. To finish the shoe off, Jordan Brand included a blood red translucent diamond pattern outsole reading “BANNED” across the bottom to pay homage to the original.

For anyone asking what all the hype is about? Well to be quite honest, this shoe is just that good! Everyone can relate somehow. For instance…

The Veteran: the one who doesn’t own one sneaker, but this one in particular causes nostalgia for him, so he has to go and purchase this one pair.

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The Fan: the ultimate Jordan fan who will never wear them, just sit and look at them for many years along with his extensive collection of other grails.

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True Love: the one who couldn’t love a human baby as much as he loves these shoes, just flat out love for all Jordan retro models.


The Reseller: the guy that couldn’t rock these to save his life but is hoping there is resell value in this shoe like the 2011 pair and will enter a raffle at every store for a chance to snag pairs to flip.


The Hypebeast: the one who knows nothing about the history but sees the social media hype. So now he has to have them at any cost, even if that means sleeping outside for weeks and skipping his shifts at work.


The Kid: The one individual who honestly just wants the shoe, maybe it’s his first. He had it on his calendar since the info was released to the public and this will be a moment for him to remember forever.


All in all this is a release that everyone can relate to and will have people all over the world going crazy for. Whether you’re the veteran, hypebeast, or the kid, this shoe will unquestionably be the one to remember.

Below you can find a brief history of each Jordan 1 OG colorway that ever released:

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1985: Air Jordan 1 Original High

Retail: $65

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1986: Air Jordan 1 Original KO

Retail: $65

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1994: Air Jordan 1 Retro (the 1st Retro )

Retail: $80

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2001: Air Jordan 1 Retro High

Retail: $80

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2008: Air Jordan 1 Retro High Strap

Retail: $100


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2009: Air Jordan 1 Retro High “DMP”

Retail: $112

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2011: Air Jordan 1 Retro High “Banned”

Retail: $125


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2012: Air Jordan 1 Retro High KO QS

Retail: $125


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2013: Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Bred”

Retail: $140


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2015: Air Jordan 1 Retro High AJKO “Bred”

Retail: $ 140


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2015: Air Jordan 1.5 “Bred”

Retail: $150


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2015: Air Jordan 1 Low OG

Retail: $150


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2016: Air Jordan 1 High Retro OG “Banned”

Retail: $160

Both models are expected to Drop September 3 at select Nike/Jordan retailers. The Air Jordan 31 “Banned” is priced at $185 and the Air Jordan 1 “Banned” will be priced at $160. Will this release be a must cop for you?