The sneaker industry is an amazing place to be for streetwear and style junkies like us. And we all get to know this world a little bit better every day! And today we’re lending you a hand. Exclusive and hard-to-get sneakers are always the most valuable. Which leads us to today’s kicks: The Fragment Air Jordan 1!
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Fragment Air Jordan 1
Now, this is a pair everybody swooned over back in 2014! In November 2014, an eye-catching pair of kicks surfaced, and we immediately loved it. Why? Because it was a mix of trend-setting kicks. The Jordan 1 silhouette cause the OG hype and Hiroshi Fujiwara is the “Godfather of Streetwear”. So the Fragment Air Jordan 1 took modern collabs to a whole new level! We also love the colorway because it reminds us of the OG 1985 AJ1 Blue Royals. However, the color blocking is an uncanny match to the Black Toe! So if we all do the math, it’s a definite hit.
F&F vs. General
So back in 2014, the Fragment Air Jordan 1 dropped in two versions. They looked very very similar to each other. They both have a white leather base with black and blue overlays. The blue outsole completes the kicks’ good looks. However, the kicks have a pretty tiny difference. A difference worth a couple of thousand dollars! Both versions of the kicks feature the Fragment logo embossing on the heel area. But, the embossing on the Friends & Family edition is inked in black with the general release isn’t!
Fragment Air Jordan 1 (F&F)
Release Date: December 27, 2014
Avg. Resale Value: $7,720
But why is it the only difference? Some speculate that this difference is simply a way for Jordan brand to differentiate their inventory. That way, there is no need for major design changes, which is a pretty smart move on their part. Although there was a public release, there weren’t many kicks. And the Fragment Air Jordan 1 collab was only available to purchase at select retailers.
Fragment Air Jordan 1 (Public Release)
Release Date: December 27, 2014
Retail Price: $185
Avg. Resale Value: $3,210
Beyond The Fragment Air Jordan 1 Collab!
Although we love the Fragment Air Jordan 1 sneakers, we also like to look at future possible releases! So let’s check them out and what we know about them.
Fragment Jordan 3: Sample vs. Final Design
The Air Jordan 3 is one of the classic silhouettes that we love. However, when a designer like Hiroshi Fujiwara leaves his mark on it, the kicks’ value skyrockets! The original sample that we saw featured a white leather upper with black mudguards. The midsole comes in a mix of white and blue. The heel tab has the “Nike Air” tag in blue, and the finishing touch is the fragment embossing on the heel. But according to Fujiwara himself, this design is not going to release.
However, later on, the real design surfaced, and in contrast to the sample, the kicks feature a pretty simple design. An all-white leather upper sits on top of a plain black mudguard. The midsole and outsole are both also all white! The fragment embossing is always there so, there’s that. But hear me out now, we’ve got another interesting detail. The heel tab is actually transparent and also features a transparent Jumpman. Underneath the heel tab, we can clearly see the Fragment Design logo! According to leak accounts, the kicks are scheduled to drop in the Fall of 2020.
A Three-ways Collab?
We’ve seen many three-ways collaborations. But a Fragment-slash-Sacai-slash-Nike? We must be in a dream! Although Fujiwara and Chitose Abe previously collaborated on the Chucks, this another level of hype. So we certainly hope for an actual release date because it will definitely be a smash.
Air Jordan 34
Images of the latest Jordan silhouette surfaced, and the kicks featured the Fragment Air Jordan 1 colorway. The blue, white, and black upper gives a certain futuristic air to the Jordan 34. There are no release details yet besides the image of the kicks that Fujiwara shared on IG himself!