We finally found the inspiration behind the Air Jordan 1.5 Gorge Green, and some of you are not going to believe what it is! It happens to be inspired by none other than the Milwaukee Bucks NBA basketball team. You’re probably thinking to yourself, “Why?”. Let me attempt to explain.

Michael Jordan broke his foot during his second season. He managed to rehab and miraculously made it back to the hardwood the same season right in time to help get his team to the playoffs. Since Jordan broke his foot, Nike created the Air Jordan 1.5 to better suit Jordan’s foot since it had betters cushioning and tooling compared to the Air Jordan 1. Michael Jordan ended up returning on March 15 1986. Guess what team he played against that day? Yup, the Milwaukee Bucks. Coming in the ’80’s Bucks colorway, the shoe comes in a Sand Dune suede upper along with Gorge Green hits seen throughout the shoe. The look of the shoe is completed by the hits of red and white found in the branding and Air Jordan 2 midsole. Set to release next Saturday, December 12 for $150. How many of you are looking to get a pair?


via: Nike
h/t: SC

Author’s Take

Now that I know what the inspiration behind the shoe is, it makes a lot more sense. Although I wouldn’t pick it up, it’s definitely nice to know what the theme is ’cause I was really wondering for a minute what Jordan Brand was doing with this colorway.