Jordan Brand‘s wildly popular Air Jordan 1 is set to enter its next phrase with the Air Jordan 1 Hi ’85, a true-to-the-original re-creation that will debut in a “Varsity Red” colorway. Essentially a flip of the OG “Banned/Bred” AJ1, the ultra high-cut “Varsity Red” salutes Michael Jordan‘s first-ever signature silhouette with its heritage construction.
Combining black leather quarters and toeboxes with bright red overlays, the “Varsity Red” inverts “Banned/Bred” stylings on its forefoot and midfoot, but leaves the heel, collar and signature red Swoosh unchanged. The sky-high collar provides authentic detailing, as does the hangtag — which features a memorable press photo of MJ soaring for a dunk that would later serve as inspiration for the Jumpman logo. A sail midsole and red outsole round off the look, and the “Varsity Red” also comes packaged in individually numbered dustbags, nodding to its limited production run of 23,000.
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Long rumored, the Hi ’85 was first revealed by Hiroshi Fujiwara in “White/Varsity Red,” serving as part of a “New Beginnings” pack that also contained the first-ever Air Ship retro. However, this second colorway only serves to build anticipation further before the Hi ’85’s supposed release around NBA All-Star Weekend in Chicago this February.
Early reports have the price pegged at $200 USD — an undeniably handsome sum, as past Air Jordan 1s have retailed for $160 USD — but nothing has been confirmed by Jordan Brand yet. Have a gander at a full set of images here, and stay tuned for more information as it’s available.
In the meantime, be sure to check out the re-created Air Max 90, an influential silhouette that’s celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2020.