Nowadays, seeing sneakers with ankle collars is nothing out of the ordinary, but when that sneaker is the iconic Air Jordan 1, you can bet that people are going to be paying attention. Jordan Brand has decided to utilize the ankle collar construction on the beloved Air Jordan 1, and just like you’d expect, people either love it or hate it.

What you see above are two tonal versions of the Air Jordan 1. Although we are still unsure as to what materials is used for the base construction of the shoe, it kind of looks like a canvas/ripstop material. What we do know is that the Jordan 1 comes equipped with an ankle collar that further heightens the look of the shoe. Thoughts? Hot or flop? Let us know in the comments below.

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Author’s Take

For the most part, I’m not that big of a fan of the ankle collar look. I can do bootie construction like on the Huaraches and 7s, but ankle collar is not for me. With that being said, the Jordan 1 does NOT look bad with this new feature. I’d just rather see it with a different base construction.

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