When it comes to going cray, Jordan Brand is doing quite a good job in saturating the sneaker market with a plethora of Air Jordan 1 Low colorways. Heck, there are A LOT of people wearing them every time I take a stroll around, with the Black Toes as the obvious favorite. I eventually gave in to the Air Jordan 1 Low train and decided to get the Pine Green colorway back when I was in Taiwan—of which it just dropped when I was there.
These days, I did not mind seeing people wear the same Pine Green Air Jordan 1 Lows I’m wearing or wear any other Air Jordan 1 Lows—even if It’s Sole Good called the Black Toes the Pambansang Sneaker. I can’t blame Pinoys loving this sneaker as of late: aside from having reasonable resale prices (last I checked, you can get the popular Black Toes for as low as Php 7k), Jordan Brand has been spot-on as far as color blocking is concerned. Aside from those inspired by OG Air Jordan 1 colorways, the modern ones like the Pine Greens are executed well (though their choice of materials for the upper can be a hit-or-miss affair at times). Add to the ease of wearing them as a low-cut sneaker, it is no surprise why A LOT of sneakerheads—both old and new—love this silhouette.9
I can’t blame the Pinoys for showing sincere love for this sneaker—one that used to be slept on and spotted in outlet stores years ago (I still remember the Air Jordan 1 Retro OG, aka the one that is 1-to-1 with the 1985 models, went under the radar too). The sneaker culture may be different today, but what I like is that people are now appreciating models that went under the radar in the past. After all, simple-looking sneakers do stand out better than those with complex designs.
Curious about which Air Jordan 1 Low colorways stood out? Here’s a recap of our favorites: