Last year we saw Nike release several Jordan 1 colorways from 1985 in the original 1985 shape. While these shoes were highly anticipated and sold out, many people have been wondering when the classic colorways such as the “banned, royal, and Chicago” will re-release. The Chicago Jordan 1 specifically has not released to the public since 2015. Being an original and iconic colorway the resale prices for this shoe have skyrocketed to over $2,000. It seems like Nike has been paying attention as many reliable sources have confirmed that the Air Jordan 1 Chicago will release in holiday 2022 with a reimagined “vintage” take.
While everyone is excited to see official images of the shoe, some people are also worried. While we have seen other 1985 shaped Jordan 1’s, we have never seen the term “reimagined”. The vintage look to sneakers has become very popular and Nike has started to release shoes that look “vintage” with yellowed soles and aged leather. Many people are worried that Nike and Jordan Brand are going to make major changes to the shoe and ruin the release as they have time and time again. I guess everyone is going to have to wait for official images and confirmation from Nike, but I am just happy to see this shoe being released again.