Air Jordan 1 Retro Hi OG “Chicago”
I went chalk with this pick and it’s almost out of necessity. It was a diamond in the rough for the Jordan Brand this year, which is a real surprise to me given that 2015 was the 30th anniversary of the Jordan franchise. Although some of the limited release retro models from Jordan made a splash backed by plenty of hype (none of you even like 2’s or 10’s), I think it was a decidedly dull year from the Jumpman.
The “Remastered” marketing tactic still worked to some degree, since everyone just had to have the two Retro+ colorways of the Air Jordan IV, both of which sat on clearance racks when they released fifteen years ago, but I bet you don’t even remember the “Teal” Air Jordan IV or the “Marvin the Martian” Air Jordan VII. Luckily, the good part about the supposed increase in retro quality is that it actually translated to a few colorways of the Air Jordan 1. The original Chicago Bulls colorway is so quintessential and so historically significant that it landed on my list.