“The Air Jordan I birthed the brand by debuting with defiance. Designed for a player unlike anything the league had ever seen before, with its iconic Red, Black and White color blocking, the shoe was never meant to be in compliance.”
Originally released back in 1985, the iconic “Banned” OG colorway is now making its return for the first time since 2011. The shoe was officially announced today alongside the new Air Jordan XXXI at an event held in Las Vegas by Jordan brand.
The shoe stays true to its roots with the timeless black and red tone that rests upon a beautiful white midsole and a red rubber outsole. A notable feature which some may overlook is the “X” detailing on the heel that was seen on the original “Banned” release back in 2011.
The Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Banned” is set to have a Labor Day weekend release of September 3rd. The retail price tag is $160 USD which is a norm for most Air Jordan 1 retros.
Peep the official images below. What are your thoughts on this year’s version of the iconic “Banned” / “Bred” release.
Here are some images via ITSB of the 2011 version “Banned” shoe for comparison.