For decades, the Jordan Brand has given us some of the most iconic and sought-after sneakers. Models like the Air Jordan 1 (among many others) have become staples in sneaker culture, with each new release garnering immense attention and anticipation. So, when Michael Jordan’s signature line started vamping up some of their classic silhouettes with the brand’s Craft series, you can believe we were excited. Models like the Air Jordan 2, Air Jordan 4, and Air Jordan 6 have all been getting some significant updates and reinterpretations under the Craft banner. But no silhouette has received as much attention in this series as the Air Jordan 1. Adding to the prolific number of AJ 1 releases within the Craft series is the newly released Air Jordan 1 Mid Craft “Cement Grey”.
This iteration of Michael Jordan’s flagship sneaker combines premium materials like ballistic mesh, hemp canvas, and soft suede for a textured and elevated look. The “Cement Grey” colourway adds a classic touch to the iconic silhouette, combining grey, white, and black hues that create a versatile and timeless aesthetic. The sneaker’s base is white, while the overlays are dressed in varying shades of grey. From a dark “Cement Gray” in the front of the shoe to a light “Tech Grey” in the back. The varying tones give depth and dimension to the sneaker’s design and add visual interest. The black accents on the tongue, heel, and Swoosh contrast the neutral colour palette, while the white laces on the sneaker add a crisp and clean touch. However, where this design really shines is in the little details.
The attention to detail is evident in the subtle elements, such as the foam-padded tongues, black embroidered wings insignia on the heel, and #23 stitching on the black Nike Swoosh. The number 23 is represented by stitch lines sewn onto the iconic logo (two lines to represent the number two and three lines for the number three). This meticulous attention to detail adds a personalized touch to the design, paying homage to MJ himself. Finally, a sail midsole and black outsole complete the overall sleek and stylish look of the sneaker.
Combining these design elements creates a visually striking and modern aesthetic that elevates the sneaker’s overall appeal. However, the sneaker doesn’t sacrifice comfort for style, thanks to a comfy cup sole construction and Nike Air cushioning underfoot.
The Air Jordan 1 Mid Craft “Cement Grey” is currently available at select retailers and Nike.com in full family sizing. You can pick up these premium AJ 1 sneakers for a retail price tag of $135 USD for men’s sneakers, $80 USD for Pre-School and $65 USD for infant and toddler sizes. Whether you’re a sneakerhead looking for a stylish addition to your collection or a parent wanting to dress your little one in fashionable footwear, these sneakers are a great choice. Be sure to check out this release via Nike.com, and remember to follow us for more sneaker drops and reviews.
Are you loving the Jordan Brand Craft series? Has the Air Jordan 1 Mid Craft “Cement Grey” been on your radar?