The Air Jordan 1 Low “UNC” was used as inspiration behind Eric Koston’s latest Nike SB collaboration late 2019, and now the classic color blocking is returning for a general release.
This offering of the Air Jordan 1 Low features a White leather underlay with University Blue leather overlays. Signature Jumpman branding on the nylon tongue, Wings logo on the heels atop a White midsole and Blue rubber outsole completes the design.
The Air Jordan 1 Low “UNC” is certainly nothing new. Colorway alone, the pair is as storied as schemes the likes of the Chicago or Bred while holding more heartfelt value due to the school’s connection to MJ himself. Moreover, it played a large role in Eric Koston’s last Nike SB collaboration, of which the skater drew from the memory of walking through the clearance racks as a child. 2020 continues these themes — loosely and without many of the internal modifications — turning the very same tooling into a general release for later down the road.
Gone are the tweaks to shape as well: the model now seems to opt out of the aforementioned’s sleeker form as paneling towards the heel seem more pronounced at the lower counter and toe boxes shorten quite heavily by comparison. Wings insignia now stamp along the former in textured outline with the Jumpman embroidering atop the base of the nylon tongue.