Over the course of its 36-year-old history, Jordan Brand has been self-referential. For the latest example, the NIKE, Inc. subsidiary has brought a diamond detail used on its apparel to the Air Jordan 1 Low.
While the off-white and black color palette isn’t new to the silhouette, its layout is. Nubuck materials covers most of the upper, with “colorless” leather appear at the toe box, profile swooshes and bottom heel overlay. “Wings” insignias at the rear indulge in a black tone, as does branding on the tongue label. Jumpman logos, however, are enclosed by a “diamond” shape that’s appeared across basketball shorts from Jordan Brand. Underfoot, sole units on the low-top Air Jordan 1 round out the sneaker’s understated makeup with a semi-translucent, light grey outsole.