Source: Nike News

When the Air Jordan 1 was introduced in 1985 it utilized the era’s best materials and technologies. While basketball footwear has continued to evolve, Jordan’s first silhouette remains central to sneaker culture, and over the decades has proven capacity to stand out when dripped in a variety of upper applications (Patent leather, satin, Flyweave, etc.). Now, Jordan Brand honors MJ’s timeless debut sneaker with an updated makeup featuring one of today’s premiere materials, Nike Flyknit.

Much like the original Air Jordan 1 design, Flyknit had an immediate impact on sports and style. The technology has continually evolved since its debut in 2012, and in the Air Jordan 1 Retro Hi Flyknit allows for a classic look while maximizing flexibility and ventilation.

In order to properly honor the Air Jordan 1 heritage, premium leather details are featured throughout, including the Swoosh, Wings logo, and Nike Air branded tongue and insole. A graphic reading “19852017” is printed on the inner collar to honor the original Air Jordan 1 release year and launch of the Air Jordan 1 Retro Flyknit respectively.

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Air Jordan 1 Retro Flyknit 'Banned'

In 1985, the Air Jordan I was constructed from the most innovative and best materials at the time. The icon was forever cemented in footwear history, even while the Air Jordan line continued to evolve and build on its predecessors.

Now over three decades later, the Air Jordan I is built to today’s standards with a full Nike Flyknit construction and classic Nike Air cushioning. Honoring Air Jordan I heritage, the new-look design features a premium leather Swoosh and tongue, along with Nike Air branding on the tongue and sockliner.