Jordan 1 Retro High OG
"Neutral Grey & Hyper Crimson"
This Jordan 1 Retro High OG was seen on the feet of actor Tom Holland in the trailer for the popular Spider-Man movie No Way Home, bringing it to the attention of a wide audience. Decorated in Neutral Grey & Hyper Crimson tones, as well as being covered in a set of premium materials, it is a classy, stylish sneaker. Neutral Grey coats the entire outsole, moving through the lugs that loop around the heel, the Nike-branded indentation under the arch of the foot, the concentric circles below the forefoot and the star-shaped adornments capping the toe. These various tread designs bring comprehensive traction from heel to toe, while the white midsole delivers welcoming comfort with its fusion of foam and Air cushioning.
Meanwhile, the upper has a black tumbled leather build, its dark textured surface visible on the toe box, which is filled with breathable perforations, and down each flank on the midfoot panels. These taper into thinner strips of black leather as they wrap around the heel, eventually joining below a small Neutral Grey tab in the centre of the heel. This small piece of suede is just one of many such panels that overlay the rest of the outer in the same satisfying shade of Neutral Grey. Others include the heel counter and collar wrap at the back of the shoe, the eyestay over the top of the foot and the three panels that make up the forefoot. One of this last trio is the mudguard, with the other two pieces sitting just behind it as they reach up from the midsole to lie over the bottom of the eyestay. They share the lowest eyelets with this panel, while the uppermost ones are overlaid by the collar wrap, all of them combining to take hold of the black laces, which tie up over a black mesh tongue.
A sudden splash of colour then appears around the collar, which is made of more plush suede in the orange red hue of Hyper Crimson. This extends more brightly onto the inner lining and the insole as well – a set of white Nike Air branding printed there bringing added contrast to the interior. The underside of the tongue is white, and a black patch loops over its peak to present vintage Nike Air text and a scarlet-coloured swoosh on its frontside. More distinctive branding effects show up on the flanks, firstly in the form of the white Air Jordan Wings stamped onto the lateral collar, and then through the suede swooshes that stretch along the midfoot panels in the calming shade of Neutral Grey. Lastly, the lateral midfoot panel hosts the words “SP 19 Air Jordan 1 High OG” in white, representing the year of the shoe’s release and the fact that it is part of a special project, and thus completing it with a unique accent.