Limit one per customer starting August 23 at 8 am on these AJs that first hit the market back in 1985. With a canvas upper the KO was released as a street companion to the original Air Jordan 1. This shoe made the connection between where the basketball shoe was headed driven by Nike’s constant design innovation and the basketball shoes sturdy roots in shoes like Converse’s canvas high-top Chuck Taylor model that players like Bill Russell wore. The color, what Nike describes as Black/Sport Blue is timeless–if anything it rolls even better with today’s looks.
The white midsole completes the look, setting up the black and blue like a pedestal holds a sculpture in a museum. And these are “museum quality” kicks, in the world of Nike enthusiasts–and that’s a big world. Again, these Air Jordan 1 KO Retros become available on August 23 at 8 am.