by Alex Mullins

The Air Jordan 1 Low 85 ‘Neutral Grey’ is making a comeback!

Despite having been in existence for nearly forty years, a signific...
The Air Jordan 1 Low 85 ‘Neutral Grey’ is making a comeback!

Despite having been in existence for nearly forty years, a significant number of people still regard the Air Jordan 1 as the finest basketball sneaker ever. Born from the partnership between Nike and Michael Jordan, their collaboration dates back to 1985 and involved close collaboration on various colour variations. Among these, the iconic Air Jordan 1 Low 85 'Neutral Grey' holds a special place, being one of Michael Jordan's beloved choices. And now, it's making a highly anticipated return!  

 Air Jordan 1 Low 85 'Neutral Grey'

 Image via JD Sports

Although a modified version of the 'Neutral Grey' was reissued in 2021, devoted vintage sneaker enthusiasts will be excited to learn that the 2023 iteration is an exact replica of the original. Everything has been faithfully replicated, from the 'Summit White' leather composition to the intricate stitching, and even the silhouette of the shoe itself. The Swoosh in "Neutral Grey" made from suede elegantly adorns both the lateral and medial sides, while the trademark winged basketball emblem, a consistent symbol of Jordan Brand since its inception, is positioned around the heel. 

Air Jordan 1 Low 85 'Neutral Grey'

 Image via JD Sports

The ensemble is completed with cotton laces, and underneath, an Air midsole ensures added comfort and cushioning. To achieve an authentic archival appearance, the midsole has been subtly pre-weathered, reminiscent of the 'Lost & Found' release from the previous year.  

 Air Jordan 1 Low 85 'Neutral Grey'

 Image via JD Sports

The Air Jordan 1 Low 85 ‘Neutral Grey’ is set to release on October 25. It'll be available via Nike, the Snkrs app, and select stockists worldwide for around £140. 

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