There are actually lots of Jordan releases 2016, and the year has just getting started. Slotted for a March release is the Air Jordan 1 Retro KO High OG which might seem a little confusing since kicks of the same name were released on February and another one promised to come out in August. As per usual, the main difference here is the colorway with the March release going under the unique and identifiable name of Sail/Varsity Red.
Air Jordan 1 Retro KO High OG
Release Date:March 5, 2016
It features an all sail upper with a classic color combination of white and red. In all honesty, it feels as though Nike decided to go conservative with these particular kicks, choosing the safety of a tried and tested color combination that appeal to everyone.
Majority of the kicks is covered in white with red accents to make it stand out from the crowd. The unmistakable Swoosh is done in varsity red along the sides with the Wings logo on top, also done in red. The tongue displays a plastic tag on the center with the Nike wording rather than the typical Jumpman icon placed on the middle of the tongue.
Even the back portion which usually contains the Jumpman is also absent. The outsole has a red lining with the midsole mainly done in basic white. The tongue follows the same basic color with the shoelaces which are perfectly traditional in form.
All in all, it is a very simple take on the Air Jordan 1 Retro. Fans can’t argue that the silhouette is a classic and a favorite for many, but under these colors, it carries an even more timeless appeal. Of course, the Air Jordan 1 Retro KO High OG is not for everyone. Those who want their Air Jordan loud and proud will have to settle for other colorways under the same silhouette. No worries, Sneaker News have it on good authority that there will be more colorways under this pattern, so there is hope for you yet.
If you are looking for something that is bound to be usable on practically any situation or even, the Sail/Varsity Red option might be the best one for you, considering its basic and color-friendly ensemble. If you have heard of the white sneaker craze that is sweeping the fashion world today, then this is Nike’s answer to the same as the colorway will look good whether you are wearing shirts, pants, or shorts.
As for the price, the kicks are available for $140 in selected Jordan brand stores.