Back when Air Jordan 1 retros weren’t as frequent as they have been in recent years, Michael Jordan and sneakerheads cherished releases like the Jordan Nu Retro 1. While these same fans may be wishing they could go back in time, it’s crucial to remember what the low-top silhouette represented during an earlier period of Jordan Brand.
This shoe incorporates updated technology to increase comfort
After resurfacing in its original “Varsity Red/White/Black” colorway in November, the decades-old design has just resurfaced in another ensemble inspired by Jordan’s first signature sneaker. The forefoot portion is similar to the “Royal Blue” sneaker worn by a young Chicago Bulls legend in 1985, but the mid-foot panels and sole unit underfoot deviate from Peter Moore’s original design. The “Wings” symbol present on the lateral ankle flap of the first Air Jordan takes center stage on the Nu Retro 1, taking up the majority of the lateral profile. Cushioning and traction solutions are also updated, blending basketball legacy with a design and utility appropriate for casual wear or performance in skating, soccer, or other arenas.
If you like Air Jordans and want something more casual, the Jordan Nu Retro 1 is a great option. This sneaker can be a perfect addition to any sneaker collection, thanks to its nice vintage appearance and modern comfort.