On June 19, 1984, the world of basketball and sneakers changed. NIKE, Inc. had a good feeling when they signed Michael Jordan before he played a single game in the NBA. They also know the importance of #23’s legacy, as shown by an all-new Air Jordan 1 Mid that honors the legend’s accomplishments in his rookie season.

The model’s clean hues and G.O.A.T.’s signature are intriguing

The new retro has a color scheme that goes well with the Chicago Bulls, and the text on its upper makes it even louder. Like Off-collaboration White’s on the Air Jordan 2 Low, the upcoming Jordans will have the G.O.A.T.’s signature, with panels at the lower heel showing important facts and stats like his date of birth, pick order in the 1984 NBA Draft, and position played. All of Michael Jordan’s professional awards are written on the sockliners of the “New Beginnings” Air Jordan 1, with “ROOKIE OF THE YEAR” written in big, bold letters on the left shoe. As an educational opportunity for kids, the shoes come in a new box with a silhouette of the Jordan 1 that buyers can color in.


The Air Jordan 1 Mid isn’t a new model, but the retro look is fantastic. Fans of the Air Jordan brand don’t need to be told about this shoe, and newer fans don’t either. If you’re still not sure about this offering’s appeal, though, read on to find out everything you need to know about this latest retro comeback.