Release Date: November 21
Style Code: 768861-001
The Air Jordan 1.5 is once again hitting retail stores this time in the classic black and red colorway. To the untrained eye, the shoe is basically the iconic shoe that Michael Jordan wore during his early years in the NBA. To the more discerning sneakerhead, however, they will notice a few differences in the cut and the logos, but most importantly the 1.5 uses the same sole as the Air Jordan 2.
Juan Martinez, Editor-In-Chief: My nostalgia for the Air Jordan 1 starts and for the most part ends with the “Chicago” colorway since my dad bought me a pair when I was kid. Other AJ1s like the “Black/Red” and “Royal” are nice to own, but not essential for my needs. I do think this is one of Jordan Brand’s more inspired ideas since MJ did wear the 1.5 during his rookie season so bringing it back when most people didn’t even know it was a thing is great. But really, I just love the reaction of Sneaker Internet to all of this because I’m of the belief that even though they’re trashing it, there’s a high percentage of them who probably couldn’t tell the difference between the 1 and the 1.5 if they were placed right next to each other.