Basketball events don’t get much bigger than the All-Stars celebration which sees all the biggest names of previous generations, upcoming superstars and fans alike come together to show their love for the game. With this year’s event scheduled to be held in the “City of Angels”, Air Jordan decided to tap into that All-Star fad to come up with a new edition of sneakers that’ll pay tribute to not only the event itself but also the host city.
Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG LA
Size Run: Mens
Color: Black/Metallic Gold-Summit White
Style Code: 555088-031
Release Date: February 18,2018
And thus how the Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “LA” came into being. The shoes serve to pay homage to one of the most anticipated affairs on the basketball calendar and is infused with quite a number of unique LA detailing meant to commemorate the city that has hosted the event a record 6 times.
The sneakers’ upper body is primarily composed of tumbled black leather that is complimented stunningly by dazzling gold hits in the form of a winged NBA crest and a large swoosh icon along the side. Another variation of leather, a smooth darker alteration, resides along the collar and within the confines of the partly gold boarded swoosh. The toe area consists of artistic perforations that go well with the rest of subtle patterns.
Jordan were a bit playful with the remainder of the shoes, as the striking white midsole alluringly paves way to an icy blue that winds itself around the entire parameter of the base. The translucent blue spills over to the outsole taking over the base in its entirety and concealing the beautiful white interior that precedes it.
The insole is where all the magic happens and is quite frankly the stand-out highlight of the whole look. It comprises a powdery white map atop a pitch black background that is a real-life deception of the city itself with the manufacturers paying impressive attention to the detail.
The map is spread out across both parts of the pair of insoles with one half featuring a conservative amount of detailing leaving enough room for a trademark gold-esque Jumpan. A like-colored slick Nike Air moniker applies the finishing touches and the label rolls over to the interior of the tongue with this part harboring beautiful gold wordings.
Pricing and release date
The release date for these new Jordans is set for February next year. And seeing that the All-Stars weekend begins on the 15th of the said month, the exact Jordan release 2018 date can be narrowed down to within that much-anticipated week. With regards to pricing, $ 160 is the cost to match.