The Jordan 85 Racer Is A Running Sneaker Tribute To The Classic AJ1
This racy take on the Air Jordan 1 is built for speed.
Inspired by the OG “Chicago” colorway that debuted in the Air Jordan I’s inaugural year (1985), the Jordan 85 Racer boasts a white textile mesh body below red synthetic leather on the toe box and mid-panels.
As Hypebeast notes, the “Jumpman” logo carved into the heel’s white synthetic leather adds an eye-catching detail, and the black “Swoosh” serves as another nod to the AJ1 Chicago.
Style aside, the new sneaker also is also equipped for serious running and training. Its shock-absorbing sole features a mix of “Cushlon” Phylon foam and a Zoom Air cushioning unit in the forefoot, while the thin rubber outsole is lightweight but durable.
Recently, Nike also dropped a decked-out AJI styled by luxury megabrand Dior to celebrate the baller footwear brand’s 35th anniversary. Those will reportedly retail for $2,000 when they arrive in April of 2020, making them among the most expensive Jordans of all time.
Alternatively, you can order the Jordan 85 Racer for a much more reasonable price of $100 through Nike’s website.