Jordan Brand brings back the classic Air Jordan 1 Banned colorway, which debuted in 1985. This Air Jordan 1 is notably known as the shoe that cost Nike $5,000 for violating the league’s uniform code.
Michael kind of threw the rules out on how you were supposed to play the game. The shoe kind of threw the rules out on what a basketball shoe was supposed to look like. People who weren’t even into basketball found out about the shoe and it became this catalyst for where we are today.
The Air Jordan 1 set the tone for Jordan’s future, and his eponymous brand, transcending the court and finding favor across a broad spectrum of society
This Air Jordan 1 receives the traditional “Banned” aka “Bred” color scheme of Black and Red that’s built with a full premium leather upper and rests atop a clean White midsole and Red rubber outsole. Some of the notable features to this release includes ‘Nike Air’ branding on the tongue and will not include the ‘X’ detailing on the heel that was seen on the original “Banned” release from 2011.
Air Jordan 1 Banned 2016 Release Date
Look for the Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Banned” to release during Labor Day weekend on September 3rd, 2016 at select Jordan Brand retail stores. The retail price tag is set at $160 USD. You can also find them available on eBay.
September 3, 2016
September 3, 2016
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UPDATE: The Jordan 1 “Banned” will release tomorrow, September 3rd via Nike SNKRS “The Draw” from 10AM to 11AM EDT. The release will be available in kids sizes for $120 USD. While majority of shops like Packer Shoes have been holding raffles throughout the week, other online sites like Nike SNKRS “The Draw” might be your best shot. Or you can just scoop them now via eBay.
UPDATE: On-feet images of the “Banned” Air Jordan 1s that debuts on September 3rd through select retailers like Rock City Kicks.
UPDATE: Nike releases official images of the Air Jordan 1 OG “Banned” that’ll be widely available on September 3rd.
UPDATE: Where to buy the Air Jordan 1 OG “Banned” early? Well, for those looking to scoop them up now can find pretty much a full-size run via eBay.
UPDATE: Jordan Brand unveils the Air Jordan 1 Banned that will be returning alongside the Air Jordan XXX1 on September 3rd.
UPDATE: Closer look at the “Banned” Air Jordan 1 OG 2016 Retro.
UPDATE: Here is the first preview look at the “Banned” Air Jordan 1 OG that will be debuting during Labor Day weekend. One of the key features to this image is the fact that there doesn’t seem to be any “X” detailing from the original release back in 2011.
(Images below via ITSB are not the 2016 version)