David Turner is a former professional athlete turned sneaker expert. With an insider's perspective on performance footwear, he dissects the technology and design behind the latest sports kicks.
As 2022 concluded, whispers about the Air Jordan 1 "Royal Reimagined" began to circulate, hinting at a Holiday 2023 release. The term "Reimagined" might evoke thoughts of cracked leather and aged, yellowed midsoles. However, this collection sways away from the predictable. The "Royal Reimagined" alongside the Air Jordan 4 "Bred Reimagined" have embarked on distinct creative voyages.
Maintaining allegiance to the original color scheme, the "Royal Reimagined" version holds onto the revered color blocking. The harmony between royal blues and blacks is preserved, resonating with the OG aesthetics.
The divergence springs from the material realm. The conventional leather upper makes way for a suede finish, ushering in a tactile, luxurious vibe.
Barring unforeseen hitches, anticipate their availability on Nike SNKRS and select outlets on November 4th.