It is simple yet eye-catching all at the same time; the Air Jordan 1 Retro KO High Shadow, it was somewhat originally released in the year 2009 and bound for a comeback this year. As one of the Jordan releases 2016, we are kind hoping that other colorways of the Air Jordan 1 Retro will be out but if not – hey, we are perfectly happy with the KO High Shadow!
Air Jordan 1 Retro KO High Shadow
Style Code: 638471-003
Release Date:February 6, 2016
Anyway, the Shadow edition is a combination of black, white, and shadow grey following the distinctive pattern of the Air Jordan 1 Retro. The black covers most of the space available followed by white accents. Compared to its 2009-cousin release, the white accents look better compared to the almost-blue-black majority pattern.
The midsole are done in pure white with just a very small edging of black as an outsole. What really pulls the eyes for these kicks is the Wings Nike logo emblazoned on the sides of the shoes in stark black with a clean white background. The tongue is also done in black as well as the shoe laces.
As for the back portion of the shoes or even the flipside – it is actually hard to tell. The Jordan Brand has not graced us yet with an image of the shoes from different angles. However, here is to hoping that more will be coming especially since their release date is already very near.
It is a good guess though that other Nike and Jordan logos can be seen on the heels and on the center of the tongue. If it is not the silhouette of His Airiness himself, it could be JORDAN or NIKE beautifully printed in words that contrast with the background color to make them really stand out.
Note that they are a limited release set so if you want them, you better on in line on February 2016 to get them! Or you can try pre-ordering yours now so that you don’t have to wait in line. Compared to other models, the Air Jordan 1 Retro KO High Shadow is priced at a reasonable cost of $160 so it should not weigh much on the budget.
To wrap it up, there is little chance that you will get a new set of these in the following years so it is best to grab them now before they run out. A little on the understated side with the colorway, we are guessing they are going to be classics in the years to come. Watch out for their release this February!