In 1996, Michael Jordan, the legendary basketball player, made his first trip to Japan with Nike to participate in the brand’s “Nike Hoop Heroes” event. One memorable moment from the event was when Jordan played one-on-one with a boy in a UNC uniform. Inspired by this memory, Nike will release the Air Jordan 1 Low SE “Tokyo Vintage” on March 25th for $120 USD.
During the iconic one-on-one game, Jordan wore a pair of Air Jordan 12s with lizard skin detailing. This design element is incorporated into the new Air Jordan 1 Low SE “Tokyo Vintage” through lizard skin. The sneaker also features buttery suede on the perforated toe boxes and quarter panels, while a cool shade of blue adorns the forefoot overlays, adding a subtle touch of UNC-inspired style.
Additional details on the upper include ball and wing logos on the heels, filled with a golden yellow hue, and tongues that reveal their inner foam. The midsole showcases a pre-aged yellow exterior, further emphasizing the “Tokyo Vintage” moniker.
These sneakers are the perfect blend of vintage aesthetics and modern design, paying homage to an unforgettable moment in Michael Jordan’s illustrious career. With the Air Jordan 1 Low SE “Tokyo Vintage”, fans of the basketball legend can own a piece of history inspired by Jordan’s first visit to Japan.
Retailers like atmos Japan will release the Air Jordan 1 Low SE “Tokyo Vintage” on March 25th, so mark your calendars and get ready to add this unique pair of sneakers to your collection. Don’t miss your chance to pay tribute to Michael Jordan’s first trip to Japan and an iconic moment in basketball history.