This year, Jordan Brand will carry on with their UNC to Chicago line with the release of a GS Air Jordan 1 Mid that also includes exotic materials.
The golden foil “Elephant Print” finish gives distinction and appeal to the shoe
Except for the mudguard, heel counter, and upper ankle panel, the entire silhouette is dressed in a clean white blank base layer that is color-matched along the pair’s laces and dominant tongue construction. A North Carolina-inspired “University Blue” runs along the tongue trim and the aforementioned forefoot overlay, evoking Jordan’s early days. The rear half, including the heel panel and nylon sock liner, is dressed in a brilliant red ensemble, while both suede-treated panels feature a golden foil “Elephant Print” finish. A secondary wave of golden metallics washes over the midfoot Swooshes, winged symbol, upper collar, and tongue tabs, adding to the pair’s premium decorations. A Bomb Pop style unites the pair’s overall efforts underfoot by coupling the latter eponymous hues with a semi-translucent ice-white trim around the tread.
Jordan Brand’s deconstructed aesthetic is on full display with this “UNC to Chicago” edition of the Air Jordan 1 Mid; certain pieces are built with a specific feature in mind, and the majority of them are utilized in a practical way. Air Jordan enthusiasts will undoubtedly be pleased with this rendition.