'Tokyo Vintage' Air Jordan 1 Low SE Pays Tribute to MJ's First Visit to Japan

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Michael Jordan travelled to Asia in 1996 and made his first trip to Japan with Nike to take part in the company's "Nike Hoop Heroes" competition. This next Air Jordan 1 Low SE "Tokyo Vintage" release is inspired by a key memory from that endeavour in which MJ played 1-on-1 with a little child sporting a UNC uniform.

The 6'6 guard wore a pair of Air Jordan 12s with lizard skin during the on-court matchup, and same feature is replicated on the Swooshes of the new AJ 1. The perforated toe boxes and quarter panels are made of buttery suede, and the forefoot overlays are dressed in a cool shade of blue for a subdued UNC-inspired flare. The tongues, which reveal the inside foam, and the ball-and-wings insignia on the heels, which have been filled in with a golden yellow tint, are further highlights of the upper. The midsoles below have been given a pre-aged yellow exterior, adding to the shoes' "Tokyo Vintage" moniker.

These are anticipated to drop on 25th March 2023.

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