Air Jordan 1 Price Increase to $180 (Holiday 2022)
If you’ve been around long enough to see tennis shoes selling at retailers for less than $100, paying $170 for an Air Jordan 1 in 2022 may go against your spending philosophy. Starting with the 2022 holiday season, however, $170 will be considered more affordable given that the Retro High OG trim from NIKE, Inc. design would have its price increased to $180 by the end of the year.
Praised for its design specs close to the original sneaker created by Peter Moore in 1985, the Jordan 1 Retro High OG variant has historically justified its price with its quality, storytelling, and nod to the past. The $10 price increase may have always been on the way, as a handful of Jordans have become more expensive over the years, but it seems the global logistical issues that have plagued the footwear industry from from 2020 throughout 2021 accelerated change. Although the brand has not confirmed any price spikes, a reliable source @zSneakerHeadz on YouTube reported that the MSRP of US$180 will be introduced with the Jordan 1 Reimagined “Chicago” which is expected to drop in October. No official details have been leaked on the sneaker, but fans quickly got excited for the upcoming Jordans, given that they’re expected to deliver a near-unique retro of Michael Jordan‘s original basketball shoe. This move will surely be scrutinized by sneaker lovers everywhere, but the decision makes sense from a business perspective, as the pair is already one of the most anticipated among discerning and casual consumers.
Another Jordan 1 set to drop with the $180 USD price tag is a “Gorge Green” colorway rumored for a Nov. 12 release. Reminiscent of the “Bordeaux” option launched on November 20, 2021, the upcoming trainers would sport a crinkled white leather base covered in forest green-like paneling around the toe box, along the tongue, and on the heel. According to the initial mockups, the profile swooshes deviate from their surroundings in a shimmering metallic silver tone, while the “Wings” insignia on the ankle side flap are left to indulge in a simple white and black color combination. . Underfoot, the Nike Dunk-reminiscent outsole features a “Gorge Green” colored tread, complementing the pair’s mostly two-tone outfit. Similar to the aforementioned “Bordeaux” version, the Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Gorge Green” could arrive at Nike SNKRS for adult children.
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