Released 33 years after Michael Jordan’s amazing rookie season, the Jordan 1 Retro High Rookie of the Year commemorative sneakers are breathtakingly fresh. Taking a step back from the usual sporty color patterns, these sneakers have more of a casual appeal to them while still maintaining all the elements of a basketball sneaker from the 80s.
The shoe style is a fine combination of retro and modern casual. The upper features a mix of white and light brown leather, the midsole is white, and the sole is full black. This same black is used for the Air Jordan logo, the Nike logo, and the laces. The quality of the unobtrusive seams is high-end, just like you would expect from any other Air Jordan sneaker.
You don’t have to lace up for the court to walk in His Airness’s shoes. These Jordan 1 Retro High Rookie of the Year can make you feel like a legend just walking down the street. Considering that they were launched at an original retail price of just $160, it’s a small price to pay to pay tribute to the Golden Age of the NBA.