Even though the Air Jordan 1 Mid has been made fun of in the past, it has gotten a lot of good press in the last few years. The 37-year-old design of the late Peter Moore’s mid-top trim just came out in a classic “Black” and “White” set.
A straightforward, functional appearance that’s not too loud
Similar to the popular Nike Dunk “Panda,” the new pair had a “yin and yang”-friendly mix of dark and “colorless” panels that worked together to make a versatile outfit. Profile Swoosh logos, Jumpman logos, and “AIR JORDAN” branding are all done in “White,” which also covers the midsole underfoot. Together, the two-tone design looks like the “Premium Essentials” retro that came out in August 2016, as it has the same “Black/White” look as Michael Jordan’s first signature shoe. But the ruby-colored labels on the tongue have been taken off for a cleaner look.
If the Nike “Friends and Family” collection doesn’t become grossly overproduced, this new Air Jordan 1 Mid colorway may be a strong candidate. The “Black/White” color scheme is one that is often neat, well-liked, and adaptable enough to be useful when putting together clothes.