The Air Jordan 1 has made quite the name for itself in 2018. With hot new colorways dropped seemingly every week, it was fairly hard to keep up. Luckily, the new options will continue into 2019, with colorways like this “Obsidian” take launching later this Summer.

Another highly sought-after Air Jordan 1 colorway is set to return this year. Originally launched in 1985, the Jordan 1 has taken on dozens if not hundreds of different iterations and colorways in the 34 years since. However, the latest colorway to return in a refreshed form is not an original look, or even a year old for that matter. It’s the “Blue Chill” color scheme that made its debut earlier this year as a women’s’ exclusive pair. Then, the shoe was constructed almost entirely from stiff patent leather, giving the whole thing a slight reflective sheen. However, for the new “Obsidian” look, Jordan Brand is taking it easy on themselves and producing these in the standard leather makeup. Additionally, slight changes have been made to the color blocking, like swapping the baby blue toe box for a cleaner Sail white tone.


The Air Jordan 1 High “Blue Chill” has been slated to return in a standard leather makeup on August 17th, 2019, though this date has yet to be confirmed by the brand. The tonal color scheme will go for Retro Jordan 1s usual $160 price tag and launch from both Nike and select retailers. Check out HanZuYing’s teaser images for a better look, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more Air Jordan release news.

Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG 
Release Date: August 17th, 2019
price: $160
Color: Sail/Obsidian/University Blue
Style Code: 555088-140

UPDATE (7/8/19): The release of the upcoming Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Obsidian” has been delayed by just two weeks. After first being rumored to release on August 17th, new information says that this prime take on the AJ1 is now expected to drop on August 31st. Alongside this news comes more detailed images of the shoes, showing off the high-quality leather that Jordan Brand picked for this pair.