TBT: Jordan 1 Banned Satin Is A Tribute to MJ from Head to Toe!
Today, our story doesn’t start on the day these sneakers dropped. It goes much much further than that… 1984, to be exact! The kicks made history, as much as the person wearing them. So here’s a pretty cool rundown of 2016’s pretty awesome Jordan 1 Banned Satin!
Jordan 1 Banned: The One that Started It All
A rookie started playing for the Chicago Bulls in 1984. But that wasn’t all, everyone saw potential in the North Carolina student, especially sneakers companies. Although Jordan wanted to join Adidas, the company felt that it had enough stars on board. However, Nike fought tooth and nail to get him on board, and it worked thanks to MJ’s parents. Fast forward to September 15, and we got the first pair of the Air Jordan pair! The story doesn’t end here though. Back in the 80s, the NBA had stricter uniform rules. The black and red sneakers violated the NBA’s 51% rule. This rule states that players’ kicks should be mostly white, and go with their team’s jerseys.
And thus, the kicks got banned on October 18, 1984, earning them the name: Air Jordan 1 Banned. Thanks to this step, the kicks became more popular, and everyone wanted a pair. Nike hit the jackpot, and Jordan Brand kicked off with stellar popularity!
“On September 15th, Nike created a revolutionary new basketball shoe. On October 18th, the NBA threw them out of the game. Fortunately, the NBA can’t stop you from wearing them.
The Air Jordan 1, the one that started it all.”
Air Jordan 1 Banned Satin
Fast forward to 2016, an Jordan Brand is there to give us an even better-looking iteration of the OG Breds. Jordan 1 Banned came back in satin, giving the silhouette an air of luxury, but luxury wasn’t JB’s only goal! The material was a nod to the early Air Jordan warm-up outfits Michael Jordan wore.
Jordan Brand set up a pop-up shop at 108 Wooster St. in New York City. Only 501 pairs of Jordan 1 Banned Satin were available, and that meant hype! The fewer sneakers we get, the more we want them. That’s a basic supply and demand rule. Add to that the sentiment towards this colorway, and you’ve got a winner!
Release Date: 10/18/2016
Retail Price: $175
Avg. Resale Value: $2,941
You Can’t Go Wrong with Satin Kicks!
We saw how successful the Satin Bred release was. And once you hit the jackpot, it’s a no brainer to re-do the winner move. That’s why, a year later, Jordan Brand dropped a bombshell pair of Jordan 1 Royal Satins! This time the kicks came in a mix of black and blue satin that took the kicks to another level. The Royal Blue colorway is also an OG, which is a plus! The release was also exclusive to a certain extent, which is why the kicks are worth a lot today!
Release Date: 4/1/2017
Retail Price: $175
Avg. Resale Value: $1,880
The Ladies Deserve Satin Too!
Although it’s not the Jordan 1 Banned Satin, Jordan Brand gave the ladies a pretty hot pair of kicks. The Shattered Backboard Satin is a pretty awesome pair of kicks that has just the right amount of orange! Although it’s not an OG colorway, it still reminds us of the legendary backboard shattering event of 1985. And who doesn’t wanna be in on this fearless journey?
Release Date: 5/5/2018
Retail Price: $160
Avg. Resale Value: $642
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