The legend goes, when the original Air Jordan 1 debuted in 1985, the predominantly Red and Black “Bred” design was banned. A hefty fine was enforced every time it touched the court due to league policy. The succeeding versions added a league approved White color palette to the instantly iconic silhouette, which included the debut of the “Chicago” colorway.
Both “Bred” aka “Banned” and “Chicago” releases are easily the most famous colorways of the Air Jordan 1. Both include “Nike Air” branding on the tongues, insoles, and outsoles with signature Wings logo on the lateral ankle.
Check out both OG Air Jordans, and let us know which was the better release by casting your vote below.
Air Jordan 1 “Bred”
Air Jordan 1 “Chicago”