If you live and breathe the ‘80s, you may feel fully nostalgic with the release of the Air Jordan 1 Retro neutral grey in both high and low variants. Both designs mirror the clean-cut look of its ancestor, which first hit the shelves in 1985.
Following the release of Air Jordan 1 High Top earlier this year, it’s low variant will be released this June 2021.
Here are the things you need to know about these highly-coveted pairs:
Are There Changes To The Air Jordan 1 Retro Neutral Grey Design?
One of the many reasons for Air Jordan 1’s appeal, is its timeless design. The Air Jordan 1 Retro Neutral Grey released in 2021 features the same blend of white and grey hues, in either high or low cuts.
Air Jordan 1 Retro Neutral Grey High was first released early this year. The predominantly white-colored sneakers are made from premium leather, and is contrasted by a grey-hued Swoosh the brand is widely known for. You can also see the usual perforated toe box, which adds more comfort and airflow. A rubber outsole that offers good traction and an ankle collar bring each pair a distinct style.
What’s The Difference Between The Jordan And The Nike Brand?
The Jordan brand was named after and created for sports legend Michael Jordan. It’s been around for 33 years and has been a subsidiary for Nike since 1997. The Jordan brand opened its line-up with Air Jordan 1s.
How Much Does The Air Jordan 1 Cost?
The first pair of Air Jordan 1 was the brain child of Peter Moore, and debuted on April 1985 with a USD$65 price tag. The first pair of Air Jordans were made in red and black. Unfortunately, it was banned by the National Basketball Association (NBA) for not having enough white on them.
Air Jordan 1s were released again in 1994, 2011 to 2004, and 2007, as well as this year, 2021. The average cost for a pair of Air Jordan 1 High is USD$170. The Air Jordan 1 Mid is typically sold around USD$115, while low cuts are pegged at USD$90. Prices, of course, vary, with limited editions and collaborations commanding higher prices.
For instance, the Travis Scott x Fragment x Air Jordan 1 High collaboration piece was released in the fall of 2021 at USD$175. It features a blue and white color combination, with a black Swoosh logo.
From debuting at USD$65, the average price for the Air Jordan 1 Retro Neutral Grey High, which was released in February 2021, eventually hiked to reach around USD$200 in most stores.
What’s The Difference Between Air Jordan 1 Models?
Generally speaking, Air Jordan 1 models not only vary in their color combinations. While the kicks are mostly made from leather, some pairs are manufactured using synthetic materials such as nylon, patent leather, and others, depending on the model.
The Air Jordan 1 high-cut is more limited in terms of production compared to the Air Jordan 1 mid (model). Being limited means Air Jordan 1 Highs are more challenging to snag past their release date. It may be more challenging to cop Air Jordan 1s than to get the best pair of basketball shoes.
What Makes The Air Jordan 1 Retro Neutral Grey Special?
The Jordan brand released its initial ‘High ‘85’ variant of the Air Jordan 1 in 2020. This year, 2021, marks the first time that the iconic Air Jordan 1 High Neutral Grey is resurrected since its debut in 1985.
Each Air Jordan 1 Retro Neutral Grey is special because the design is a limited edition. Rumors have it that only 23,000 pairs will be produced. To ensure authenticity, each set will come with a drawstring bag that shows which number you have.
Highly-coveted because of limited production, if you want a pair, you’ll have to either watch out for its release dates or wait for them in auction sites and shell out at least a few hundred bucks.
How Does The Air Jordan 1 Fit?
The Air Jordan 1 product line claims to be true-to-size, so there’s no need to order a bigger size ‘just in case’. As with any other footwear purchase, however, it’s best to go to the stores to have an in-store look-see and fitting.
Here Are The Details Of The Air Jordan 1 Retro Neutral Grey Releases For 2021:
Model name: Air Jordan 1 Retro High ‘85 Neutral Grey
Colorway: White and Neutral Grey
Release Date: February 10, 2021
Style code: BQ4422-100
Release Price: USD$200
Again, this newly-released model retains the original 1985 look, thanks to a mix of white and grey colors. The high-cut build also resembles its ancestor, and not the often-re-released high OG models, making it a highly-coveted piece.
Model Name: Air Jordan 1 Retro Low OG Neutral Grey
Colorway: White/Neutral Grey/Particle Grey
Release Date: June 24, 2021
Style Code: CZ0775-100
Banking on the success of its high-cut predecessor, the Air Jordan 1 Retro Low OG Neutral Grey is set to be released this spring, or anytime in June 2021. The Air Jordan 1 Retro Low OG ‘Neutral Grey’ is available on Goat.