With the NBA All-stars weekend just around the corner, the brains at Air Jordan sat down and put on their thinking caps to come up with a befitting sneaker alteration that will be a tribute to not only one of the biggest events in the world of Basketball, but also the host city of Los Angeles that will now have held this event the most number of times.
Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG LA
Color: Black/Metallic Gold-Summit White
Style Code: 555088-031
Release Date: January 10, 2018
LA has previously received its own individual all white customized Air Jordan sportswear tribute in the past, however, this year’s version seeks to kill two birds with one stone and diverts from the angelic tone of its predecessor adopting a rather piceous theme instead.
The upper body of these new Jordans is predominantly made from tumbled coal-esque leather with the canvas incorporating some artistic design patterns that include a stylishly perforated toe area. Gold accents add the icing on this ebon cake as the tip of the dark tongue hiding beneath the intertwined laces takes on a vibrant yellow for its Nike Air Moniker. The tag is swallowed into the raven collar area and beyond with this hidden part of the label sprucely decorated by alluring gold wordings.
Other gold accents liven the sides of the Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “LA” in the form of a gigantic gold outlined swoosh and a slanted elegant gold trademark moniker that resides above it. A white midsole partitions the bottom breathing some welcomed diversity to the obsidian color scheme that claims a good part of the shoes. Further south, a translucent icy blue outsole overflowing atop the underlying summit white background completes the exterior outlook.
Undoubtedly the greatest weapon in these sneakers’ arsenal is the ingenious and classy insole that pays homage to the “City of Angles” in some style. It encompasses a like for like miniature map of a part of the city that is perfected down to a tee with chalk-esque linings depicting all the nitty-gritty. The inspired insole is the reason why these Jordans earn that “LA” sobriquet.
Price tag and market debut
The Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “LA” enters the fray early next year and is set to kick the Jordan release 2018 treadmill into full gear with the exact date still an uncertainty but the month confirmed for February; probably around the All-Stars event. If these Jordans tickle your fancy, then set aside $ 160 as that is the price to match.