The latest rendition of the all too-famous Air Jordan 1 has stirred up some serious buzz in the months running up to its release, namely due to its identical appearance to the Air Jordan 1 Chicago. Only differing in terms of some purposely aged detailing, the Lost and Found Air Jordan 1’s are inspired by mom-and-pop shops (a name for a small independent retailer). Namely, the experience of finding an old, crumpled box of Chicago Air Jordan 1’s hidden away in the basement. This story, therefore, explains the subtle yellowing on the sole and cracked leather around the heel, as well as the mock receipt that comes with every pair. Whilst a nice story that emphasizes the idea of “hunting” for shoes, a feeling which many sneaker fans can relate to, it’s ultimately the fact that these shoes are practically just Air Jordan 1 Chicago’s which fans are so unbelievably excited about.
Where and When?
The Air Jordan 1 Lost and Found is releasing globally on the 19th of November, so this coming Saturday, in full family sizing. This date comes seven years after the last general release retro of the Air Jordan 1 Chicago, so there has been a significant build-up of demand for such a shoe. Similar shoes have been released in this time, such as the Trophy Room 1’s or the Spiderman: Into the Multiverse pair. But this is the first time since 2015 that this look is expected to return in significant quantities, if the full family size run is anything to go by. Moreover, this is the closest to the original Air Jordan 1 Chicago we have seen in a while, even if the cracked leather means its out-of-the-box look is slightly different. It all adds up to create a vintage, and nostalgic feel, which is why we get Air Jordan retros in the first place right? After its original release, you can expect to see it pop up on WOOVIN, where you can filter your search results to find every store stocking it. So why not save yourself the stress of trying to cop it on release day and trust that WOOVIN’s zero buyer fees will secure you the best deal on the secondary market.