Take The First Look At The Air Jordan 1 Hi ’85 ‘Varsity Red’

Jordan Brand‘s wildly popular Air Jordan 1 is set to enter its next phase with the Air Jordan 1 Hi ‘85, a true-to-the-original re-creation that will debut in a ‘Varsity Red’ colourway. Essentially a flip of the OG “Banned/Bred” AJ1, the ultra high-cut ‘Varsity Red’ salutes Michael Jordan‘s first-ever signature silhouette with its heritage construction. Combining black leather quarters and toe boxes with bright red overlays, the ‘Varsity Red’ inverts “Banned/Bred” stylings on its forefoot and midfoot, but leaves the heel, collar and signature red Swoosh unchanged. The sky-high collar provides authentic detailing, as does the hangtag — which features a memorable press photo of MJ soaring for a dunk that would later serve as inspiration for the Jumpman logo. A sail midsole and red outsole round off the look, and the ‘Varsity Red’ also comes packaged in individually numbered dustbags, nodding to its limited production run of 23,000.