The story of the pair Jordan 1 Retro High Off-White University Blue
After the Chicago and White editions, the artistic director of Louis Vuitton, who left us much too soon, presents an original variation paying tribute to the University of Carolina, often called UNC. It refers to the university where Michael Jordan played before joining the NBA at the beginning of his career.
An Off White collaboration
The Air Jordan 1 Retro High University Blue, which was first released in the United States in May 2018, is now available! Nike and Off-White announce their third partnership on an Air Jordan 1. Following the "Chicago" and "All White" editions, Virgil Abloh introduces this time around a sky blue leather upper design accented with the traditional Off-White logo in the form of a red zipper at the laces. This version of the silhouette, which caused quite a stir when it was unveiled by Virgil Abloh at the MET Gala, will delight anyone who wants to spend the summer in style. The Air Jordan 1 Retro High University Blue is already being hailed as a successful collaboration between Virgil Abloh and Nike.
Virgil Abloh details
This latest variation continues the disjointed aesthetic of the other iterations and combines shades of baby blue and white.
It features a combination of synthetic materials and leather, as well as subtle orange accents at the tiny patch and branding on the flip-flop, a cleanly cut oversized swoosh, the Wings logo hidden inside the lining, and other design elements. The iconic "AIR" and "SHOELACES" insignia on the sole and laces round out this highly anticipated cooperation.
Cost-effective is the key word
Release dates for the Off-White x Air Jordan 1 UNC include May 30 at Nike Canada, Nike Egypt, Nike Australia, Nike Puerto Rico, Nike Mexico, New Zealand, Chile, South Africa, United Arab Emirates and Morocco.
It was offered in Europe on June 23 at 9am on Nike.com and at a number of retailers chosen on the basis of a competition, for a price above 180 euros.
As you might have guessed if you're on this site, it's because prices have exploded upwards upon its release. With peaks of 2600 dollars, it's a x14 that buyers at retail price could make. What more could you want?