This TBT is all about a very special Jordan sneaker: the Air Jordan 1 BRED. It’s especially special because it happens to be making an honorary cameo in this year’s holiday season! Yes, the 2021 Jordan lineup for the holiday season includes an epic reimagination of this timeless AJ1 colorway.
JORDAN 1 BRED
Peter Moore designed the Air Jordan 1 BRED in 1985 during the time that Michael Jordan signed the Swoosh. It was an epic time in sneaker history that marked an extraordinary legacy in footwear!
It was the banned colorway with the infamous $5000 fine story! The black and red colorway violated the league’s uniform policy and a $5000 fine for every time MJ wore them. It was a steep price to pay for a sneaker that retailed for $65 when it first dropped! But, considering that the BREDs became one of the most expensive Jordans in the world, it was totally worth it!
It currently holds a resale value of 15,000 – yes THOUSAND – dollars! It has easily become one of the most recognizable sneakers in the WORLD. Therefore, we aren’t really all that surprised to know that Nike is bringing the colorway back. But, that does not make us any less excited! The Air Jordan 1 BRED is making a Holiday comeback in a whole new look – patent leather upgrade! One of the best releases of the year – hands down.
JORDAN 1 PATENT BRED
The patent leather version of the Air Jordan 1 BRED is making a comeback in a super glossy exterior! The entire upper has been vamped with a patent leather finish with completely blacked out overlays. Of course, this also includes the signature wings logo embossed on the ankles. On other parts of our sneaker anatomy dissection, we’ve got Varsity red on the toe box, heel, ankle strap, and Swoosh. It’s the perfect blend of contrasting colors that completely complement the glossy patent leather!
Also, this release features an exclusive box with a glossy finish and a 3D Jumpman emblem! It also has “FAMILY” detailed stitching on the collar lining. To finish it all off, it ends with a white midsole, and red rubber outsoles! This Jordan 1 BRED might for real be our favorite red J of them all!
Release Date: December 30th, 2021
Retail Price: $170
Average Resale Price: $776
So far, all we know for sure is that the Air Jordan 1 BRED drops on SNKRS and select retailers. WHICH RETAILERS? We don’t know just yet! But, make sure you stay locked on our blogs for all the latest updates on this epic glossy Jordan!
Also, if you’re looking for other sneakers to buy as holiday gifts, you can check out this list. It has 10 sneakers worth gifting in these upcoming jolly months! For now, check out more images of the Jordan 1 BRED via yankeekicks below! And, make sure you absolutely know how to pick your Air Jordan size. But, if you’re gonna buy these kicks, you’re gonna wanna be able to wear them. Just saying. Click on the button below to learn more!