We haven’t seen much from this archived Jordan line since its release in the early 2000s. Last year, for its 20th anniversary, Jordan Brand dusted off the pair for a revival. First, adding to the collection in 2022 with some iconic and modern colourways like “Court Purple” and the beloved “Taxi” (see below). Now, adding to the revived Jordan Nu Retro 1 line is the “Chicago” colourway.
The original release wasn’t the most popular, likely due to no application for the court, arguably making the Jordan range one of the most popular throughout sneaker history. Now that sneaker culture has evolved to have more applications in streetwear, it’s about time that the line tests its metal in a new age of sneaker wear.
Created as a low-top lifestyle silhouette, these sneakers aren’t made for the court, so Jordan Brand gets to have a little fun with their designs. The primary way this comes through in this sleek ensemble is the absence of the usual large Nike Swoosh logo on the lateral and medial sides of the shoe, replaced by a stunning, oversized debossed Air Jordan emblem.
Aside from that, the presence of the Jumpman logo on the white midsole and the different styles of panelled overlay, the low-top sneakers still resemble the rest of its Jordan family.
You might be tempted to remember the original red/black/white colourway when looking at these sneakers. Still, you would be mistaken, as the dominant colour for the “Chicago” colourway is white with black and red accents, as seen by white dominating the pair from the midsole and the overlays to the toe box, travelling all the way up the tongue.
Of course, it wouldn’t be Chicago without that stunning Chicago red, which we can see on the mudguard as well as the heel counter, which is broken up by a hint of black that makes up the inner lining of the collar and the tongue and is repeated by the laces.
Another fun and exciting design element of the Nu Retro 1 sneakers is the clever design of the outsole, which is predominantly red but separated by a minimal translucent segment, bringing a touch of brightness with a tinge of blue to the otherwise white, red and black pair of Chicago colourway sneakers.
Release Date and Price
Unfortunately, there is no set release date for these stunning sneakers. Still, we at least know that we will see this colourway added to the list of available sneakers on Nike.com sometime during 2023. We only have a few months left before we enter 2024, so we will have a short time to get started.
The estimated cost for this pair of sneakers is between $105 and $110, but we will have to wait and see when the sneakers are announced for a more precise idea.