Nike’s trusted Air Jordan line is all set to ignite 2024 with the fiery spirit of the Dragon, as evidenced by its upcoming Air Jordan 1 Low “Year of the Dragon” sneaker.
Building on the buzz of this year’s “Year of the Rabbit” collection, the Jordan Brand stands firm in its tradition of saluting the Chinese zodiac through exclusive design interpretations. Next year will see the beloved Air Jordan 1 Low embrace the influential dragon symbol, representing power, strength, and good fortune in Chinese tradition.
The stunning design of the Air Jordan 1 Low “Year of the Dragon” features dragon-inspired details, paying tribute to the fifth animal in the Chinese zodiac cycle. These sneakers beautifully interweave hues of sail, cedar, oil green, light pumice, and dark team red to best encapsulate the essence of this legendary creature.
The base of the sneaker is covered in smooth sail leather, while scaled green leather on the overlays adds texture and pays homage to the mystical creature from which this design takes its cues. The dragon-inspired design is further enhanced by the addition of dark red Swooshes and lace fasteners that contrast beautifully against the green and sail leather. The sewn Wings emblem located on the golden heel tabs and the Nike Air tongue tags also boasts the same dark red hue. These details add a bold and fierce touch to the shoe’s overall aesthetic, capturing the essence of the dragon’s power and mystique.
The sneakers’ dragon inspiration is truly brought to life with the intricate details on the inner side of the tongue, where the legendary creature can be seen twisting around the Jumpman logo. This unique feature adds an extra touch of mythical charm to the shoe’s overall design.
Finishing off the look are a sail midsole and translucent grey outsole, while the inner collar is lined with a light grey satin. This luxurious touch adds a subtle contrast to the bold dragon-inspired design, elevating the sneaker’s elegance.
The combination of these intricate design elements truly makes this sneaker a standout piece in any collection. And to top it off, this amazing combination will be delivered in a unique box styled after the Year of the Dragon for a fitting finishing effect.
Be ready to get your pair of these magnificent sneakers on 24th January 2024 to join in the Year of the Dragon festivities. The Air Jordan 1 Low “Year of the Dragon” will be up for grabs at Nike’s online and physical stores and on its SNKRS app, as well as at various other trusted retail partners, for a retail price of $160 USD a pair. Jordan Brand has previously released Lunar New Year-themed Air Jordan 1 sneakers in limited units, so be sure to mark down the release date and keep a close eye on updates to secure yourself a pair. Until then, be sure to follow us for more sneaker drops and reviews.