Concept Lab // Air Jordan 1 Patent Leather “Black Toe”
No ordinary OG.
We don’t normally tackle the Air Jordan 1 in our Concept Lab for a few reasons. For one, there’s already enough real ’85s going around at the moment. Jordan Brand has gone H.A.M. on the silhouette, so I know that nobody wants to see any more. In fact, I think the last one we did was a Sean Wotherspoon x Air Jordan 1.
But today I just couldn’t help myself. With a second and third Patent Leather Air Jordan 1 surfacing for 2019 yesterday, and still no shiny OG colorways in sight, I just had to do something about it. When Jordan Brand switched the OG Bred and Royal into Satin editions, people went wild. And rightfully so, they were executed perfectly. But I feel that the same thing can be achieved for OGs in patent leather. Sure, we had a Chicago and UNC Patent Leather in 2003, but they were mids, and this was also before Jumpman remastered the 1 in 2015. They were good, but the modern-day patents are a class above, thanks to reformed shape, better use of materials and quality execution.
For me, there are three OG colorways that would make for outstanding editions; the Bred, the Royal and the Black Toe. And today, I’ve taken on the latter. I’ll probably — eventually — take on the other two OGs, that is after the Air Jordan 1 frenzy starts to fall away (for everyone’s sake.)
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Air Jordan 1 Patent Leather “Black Toe”
From the HOUSE OF HEAT Concept Lab