Everything you need to know about the Jordan 1 Retro High Washed Heritage

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Three things in life are guaranteed: death, taxes, and Air Jordan 1’s being popular. Around once a month, a new Jordan 1 Retro High releases. And every time they do, it’s big news. The release of the Jordan 1 Retro High OG Washed Heritage is shaping up to be no different. Here’s everything you need to know about its release.

The sneaker

The sneaker’s upper is dressed in a faded grey suede, with white leather panels underneath, mimicking the color blocking of the Jordan 1 Retro High Chicago. A lighter grey suede is situated on the collar, whilst black detailing is present on the lining and the outsole. The outsole comes in a faded sail color, alongside red detailing on the tongue tab and insole as the only hits of color.

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Our thoughts

Tapping into the worn aesthetic on this Jordan, the shoe mimics trends over the last few years whereby people have personally worn down their shoes, so they don’t look fresh out of the box. Jordan recognized their choice by releasing the Jordan 1 Retro High OG Lost and Found colorway last year. Instead of just using white, red, and black, they colored the midsole and tongue in a faint sail color, to mimic the yellowing that occurs naturally on Jordans over time. Although fitting a similar aesthetic, this Jordan goes about it more uniquely. As well as using a yellowed sole, the upper distressed suede also adds to the worn-in feel of the shoe.

Using suede as the primary material on a Jordan 1 is a big decision in itself as, famously, the shoe almost always has an-all leather construction. Occasionally a mid or low cut of the model features some nubuck, but on an Air Jordan 1 High this is rare. This pair comes only a couple of months after the Jordan 1 Retro High OG Washed Pink  which was a women’s exclusive but featured identical color blocking and washed suede detailing. And even before that, the first shoe to feature this kind of look was the Jordan 1 Retro High Turbo Green, which was released back in 2019.  However, whilst these pairs offered brighter silhouettes thanks to their primarily pink or blue designs, Jordan’s latest offering has more of a subtle look, making it both easier to work into an outfit and more suitable for everyday use. This pair will also be the first Jordan to feature a washed suede look in full sizing since the turbo green pair four years ago, giving fans of the original plenty of time before bringing back the washed concept.

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When will it release?

The Jordan 1 Retro High OG Washed Heritage released on June 10th, just in time for summer. Find them now on WOOVIN

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