Many knows the Air Jordan 1 Black Gold patent released in 2003, but it is not the first 1 made with this color. In fact it was inspired by a very rare pair made in 1985.
The famous Black Gold AJ1 has fueled debate among collectors not only because it is one of the rarest pairs but also because that is the number of variations and few pictures make it extremely difficult to authenticate the pairs that went for sale.
At least 5 variations are known: gold black logo, black gold logo, gold on the back of the upper, black midsole, patent leather … Some rumors say that around twenty pairs exist, and they were made in Italy (with Italian leather). Difficult to know right from wrong, besides having access to Nike archives in Oregon. One thing is certain, twice the auctions exceeded $ 25,000 for those pairs … Probably the first Jordan Friends And Family in history.
For 2013, Jordan Brand is ready to release a retro version relatively close of the myth. Apart from the gold speckles outsole they are using the black upper, the swoosh Gold, Gold tag / Black originals.
Release scheduled for April 13th.
555088-019 Black/Metallic Gold-White