Air Jordan 1 KO "Chicago"
The Air Jordan 1 KO “Chicago” is a May 2021 release of an original colorway of the silhouette based on Michael Jordan’s first signature shoe. Roughly a year after the Jordan 1 made its debut in 1985, Nike released the Air Jordan 1 KO or “AJKO,” for short. The then-new design featured a canvas construction instead of leather like the original Jordan 1. Moreover, the AJKO was seen as a more inclusive version of the shoe, although Nike has never gone into much detail as to why it reconstructed and renamed the model so closely after releasing the original Jordan 1. As for the design, Varsity Red canvas appears on the toe, forefoot, eyelets, and collar. White canvas is used as the base and a black leather Swoosh appears on either side. The AJKO features a “Wings” logo on the ankle and a Nike logo on the tongue tag. The “Chicago” AJKO dons a white nylon tongue. A cream rubber midsole and red outsole complete the look. Release date: May 12, 2021.