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Air Jordan Retro 1  ‘Carmine’

Air Jordan Retro 1 ‘Carmine’

Familiar colorways are everything when it comes to retro Jordans so when the Air Jordan Retro 1 High OG “Carmine” colorway was announced, Jordan ‘heads took notice. The thing about colorways that makes or breaks a Jordan release is the story behind it. The more powerful stories will always include Michael Jordan’s playing days because that’s where this crazy sneaker thing of ours began. Jordan 1s have been released in various Chicago Bulls inspired colorways since the beginning but the Carmine Jordan 1 had a unique twist. You see, the “Carmine” colorway, officially known as “White/Carmine-Black” was originally from the Air Jordan 6. Jordan Brand took inspiration from that colorway to create the Jordan 1 Carmine, which features the deep red suede paneling and white leather, as well as the translucent outsole that originated on the AJ6. Like most of the Jordan 1s released throughout 2013, the Carmine 1s received the “OG” treatment of the traditional high-top cut and Nike Air branding on the tongue and insoles. One tiny detail on this Jordan Retro 1 that stands out, due to the icy outsole and white midsole, is the contrast stitching that holds the midsole to the upper. Despite the familiar color blocking, the Air Jordan Retro 1 High OG Carmine didn’t sell as well as other colorways initially but was tough to find for anything less than retail not long after its May release.
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