Clad-canvas tooling provides a rarely reworked wash across Air Jordan’s initial iconic silhouette. While the Air Jordan 1 KO’s unconventional design has been there since the 1986 release of the original silhouette, its newest revival is moving away from being a continuation of the “Be True To Your School” pack in favor of a non-related “Tiffany Diamonds” shade.
The mesh tongue appears fairly futuristic and striking
Coordinating a university-centric color blocked look, the duo saves a pristine coupling of pure white hues and an accenting lightened lucid blue for the vast majority of its real estate. Coating the latter over its textured overlays, selective color-matched swatches of smooth leather fill the collar panels and midfoot Swoosh, while the latter’s underlying base layer combines effortlessly with colors of “Summit White.” Aside from that, the mesh tongue has a vintage-colored anchoring, and more bright white contrasts are used for the tongue tab logos, the laces, and the “AIKO” winged insignias to round off the overall design features.
The Light Blue variant of the Air Jordan 1 KO isn’t a tremendous jump forward in terms of design, but it’s still one of the better-looking Air Jordan 1s available. Given the frequency of new colorways arriving, this will most likely slip under the radar, but don’t sleep on it!