Arguably the most-celebrated silhouette in sneaker history will be getting two new retros this weekend. Joining them is the newest colorway of the Air Jordan 30 performance basketball sneakers.
The Air Jordan 1 started the sneakerhead culture back in 1985. Demand for Michael Jordan’s first signature kicks have not wavered ever since. This prompted Nike to re-release the sneakers in 1994, 2001 to 2004 and 2007 to 2016.
The upcoming retros of the AJ 1 is the high top version of the sneaker, offered in both black and white. Materials on the two colorways are premium leather with perforated detailing on the forefoot and mid-foot area. The inner of the shoe is composed of tan-colored Vachetta leather, as per Nike.com.
The black and white versions of the AJ 1 Retro High will release in the United States on Saturday. It will be sold for $160 per pair.
Moving on to the newest colorway of the Air Jordan 30, the galaxy-themed shoe was reportedly inspired by Michael Jordan’s otherworldly style of play. Sneaker News described the Air Jordan 30 “Cosmos” as having a black woven upper with a Milky Way-inspired print. The teal and fuchsia on the transparent outsole perfectly blends with the iridescent toecap on the forefoot.
In terms of performance, the woven upper on the Air Jordan 30 “Cosmos” is more durable than that of the AJ 29, despite it being slightly thinner and less premium feeling than its predecessor. Another upgrade the AJ 30 has over the AJ 29 is its outward toecap which adds structural support to the shoe, preventing it from tearing easily during toe drags.
Popular shoe reviewer Mr. Foamer Simpson advise consumers to try the shoes on before buying it. The Air Jordan 30 “Cosmos” fits true to size, but could be too snug for those with wide feet. If so, it’s highly-recommended you go half a size up.
The Air Jordan 30 “Cosmos” will be available in the United States starting Saturday. Fans can grab the shoe for $200 at their favorite Nike-affiliated footwear outlets.