words // Brandon Richard
images / Mary Hoffmann
Originally released in 1985, the Air Jordan 1 KO (or AJKO) was one of the most sought after pieces for sneaker collectors. Somewhat of an anomaly, the shoe is a canvas-constructed version of the Air Jordan 1, complete with Nike Vandal tooling that has a concentric circle design outsole with anatomical flex grooves. In 2010, Jordan Brand decided appease loyalists with the first ever AJKO retro. Since then, we’ve seen a few additional runs of the classic, the latest kicking off here this weekend.
Tomorrow, you’ll be able to get your hands on the original ‘Bulls’ colorway. The shoe takes on Chicago’s famous white, red and black scheme, highlighted by OG-style ‘Nike Air’ branding on the tongue in place of the modern Jumpman.