In 2005, Nike released the “3 Decades of Cushioning” series, which brought together eight of the most popular Air Max models from the mid-2000s in seven different colorway packs named after the series. The Nike Air Max 1 might have been one of the best Powerwall releases. It had a great mix of shiny mesh, suede, and different colors that paid homage to the brand’s Blue Ribbon Sports days.
The wheat-coated suede overlay lends a classic basketball vibe to this design
While it does not give a precise brand connection, the most recent Air Jordan 1 Mid echoes the hues used to the 2005 release for a tonal homage throughout Jordan Brand’s other products. Imitating the Air Max’s wheat-coated suede overlay, the latter adopts a similar ensemble throughout Jordan’s first iconic style, while the heel collar overlay and predominating counter panel are dipped in the color-matched hue via smooth leather tooling. In addition to the hot pink accent of the midfoot Swoosh, the leather vamp, tongue structure, and underlying mesh heel panel are rendered in complementary brilliant green tones.
Overall, this is a quality looking sneaker from Air Jordan brand. There are a number of elements that make it difficult to discern if the shoe is fancy or not, the most noticeable being the mid-top material quality and overall hue, which appears to be a mix of plain and opulent.