A Closer Look at the Air Jordan 1 “Dark Mocha”

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October has arrived and that means one of the best Air Jordan 1 releases is on its way! A new colorway that stays true to the original design but also has influences from the AJ1 in collaboration with Travis Scott. We are of course talking about the upcoming Air Jordan 1 High Retro “Dark Mocha”!

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To understand why every Jordan 1 release is special we have to go back to the beginning. It’s 1984 and Nike sees a young Michael Jordan at work and they are immediately impressed. This leads Nike to want to sign the young basketball player, and with success. Even before his greatest successes, Michael Jordan signs with Nike. Not much later, in 1985 his first signature sneaker will be released: the Air Jordan 1. More than 35 years later, the design is, without a doubt, one of the most beloved sneaker silhouettes.

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Michael Jordan’s legacy lives on daily in the form of new models, but also through new colorways on existing models. Besides the Air Jordan 1 to 24, Jordan Brand also releases other models. Whether it is an Air Jordan 5 with a golf sole or a completely new model, it is all possible at Jordan. Collaborations regularly give the Air Jordan 1 a new dimension. In 2019 a very special Air Jordan 1 was released, namely the collaboration with rapper and style icon Travis Scott. This sneaker had a recognizable flipped Swoosh and a quiet “Sail” with “Mocha” colorway. The colorway of the Air Jordan 1 High Retro also consists largely of these colors.

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The base of the sneaker has been kept subtle. The beautiful “Sail” color has been used on the underlays and toebox. The signature “Dark Mocha” color can only be found on the back of the sneaker. This color adorns the overlay on the back and on the heel. All “Dark Mocha” colored panels are made of nubuck for a vintage and vibrant character. This is where the comparison with the Air Jordan 1 Travis Scott ends. The laces and the forefoot are made of smooth black leather. This black color is also used on the outsole. Anyone who likes to experiment with laces is lucky, because you can choose from white, black or sail laces. The sneaker may have some similarities with the Travis Scott Air Jordan 1, but this AJ1 is certainly not inferior to the Travis Scott release. The colors and materials ensure that the heart of many sneaker enthusiasts will beat faster!

Release Details – Air Jordan 1 High Retro “Dark Mocha”

In addition to sizes for adults, the sneaker will also come in children’s sizes! The Air Jordan 1 High Retro “Dark Mocha” has been confirmed by Nike, but an official release date remains. That doesn’t mean that some things haven’t been leaked. For example, the expected release date is November 20, 2020. In the meantime, you can already admire the sneaker through these photos taken by sneakerjagers.com.

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