Air Jordan Retro 1

The new Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG reminds us of a 15-year-old Nike Dunk High colorway


From the Ben & Jerry’s “Chunky Dunky” to a three-colorway collection inspired by The Grateful Dead, the humble Nike Dunk’s resurgence in popularity shows no sign of slowing down in 2020.

The hunger for Dunks even has other silhouettes wanting to replicate the look. This month’s Air Jordan 1 Zoom ‘Zen Green’ was eerily reminiscent of the 2007 Dunk High Pro SB ‘Brut’ colorway, while the AJ1 High OG WMNS ‘Lucky Green’ releasing later this year is already drawing comparisons to the highly sought-after Dunk SB Low ‘Heineken.’

The next retro release from the Jordan Brand stable also looks familiar to those with a keen eye for early-00s Dunk colorways.

The Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG ‘Baroque Brown,’ with its titular shade, Black, Laser Orange, and Racer Pink upper atop an iridescent green midsole, appears to take at least some inspiration from the 2005 UNDFTD x Nike Dunk High NL, which used premium materials aboard a stripped-down model bereft of much of its padding.

The forthcoming AJ1’s predominantly suede upper features a mish-mash of colors in a nod to Japan’s neon-lit capital city of Tokyo.

Yellow tongues glow alongside the Racer Pink sockliner, while indigo and sky blue shades contrast at the toebox. A silver swoosh cuts through the brown suede collar and heel against the black center panel.

A sturdy black outsole completes the picture, sitting under a bright-green midsole.

Add those earthy tones and suede looks to your fall rotation when the Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG ‘Baroque Brown’ drops 9/4 in Men’s and Kids’ sizing at and in stores.

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