It’s been 38 years since the original Air Jordan 1 and its canvas-covered KO version first hit shelves. Having broken down the KO’s history a couple years ago, a new chapter of its story has been introduced in 2023 — the Air Jordan 1 KO Low. Unseen samples of the low-top iteration have been toyed with, however, it only saw a retail release for the first time this year courtesy of Union LA. Now, Jordan Brand looks to capitalize on its success by bringing classic colorways to the shoe.
First to hit shelves following the collaboration are “Shadow” and “Kentucky” looks. The former sees its canvas upper appear with a mostly-black presentation that utilizes a “Medium Grey” at its Swooshes, heel tab, laces, tongue branding, toe box and outsole. As for the “Kentucky” pair, a white canvas base is joined by a blue that nods to the University of Kentucky at its overlays, Swooshes, heel tab and outsole.
Looking to pick up either the Air Jordan 1 KO Low “Shadow” or “Kentucky?” Select retailers such as Sneaker Politics are scheduled to drop both sneakers on May 1 at a price of $120 USD. Enjoy a detailed look at both colorways above and stay tuned for news regarding a potential release via Nike.
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