The popularity of the Air Jordan 1 has naturally lead Jordan Brand to implement an array of alternate models to quench the market’s thirst. In addition to the mainstay AJ1 High, Mid, and Low.
Jordan Brand has recently introduced new variations like the Twist and Zoom CMFT, while also paying tribute to its old school originals in the High ’85 and the 2021 return of the OG Air Jordan 1 Low. Another oft-forgotten original model is the AJKO, a lightweight, canvas, and leather option which debuted way back in 1986. After a 7 year hiatus, the silhouette is set to return in 2021, and it’s expected to debut in its most famous colorway, the Air Jordan 1 KO “Chicago”.`
The canvas-clad upper arrives in the legendary red, white, and black blocking made famous by its predecessor, though it is inherently different thanks to a material overhaul and some subtle design tweaks.
Notably, the heel overlays are removed, leaving a blank white rear-end that’s immediately identifiable to the silhouette. Outsoles, too, are adjusted to a “zoomed-in” finish, and AJKO branding on the ankle Wings motif completes the design.
Color: White/Black/University Red
Release Date: Spring 2021