Air Jordan 1 Chinese New Year is Dropping & It’s Hot
Taking part in the Chinese New Year collection, the Air Jordan 1 low Chinese New Year stands out! In fact, Nike is dropping em fine kicks to celebrate BIG. As the festivities of the new year begin on Friday 12, Nike is giving you the chance to cop an OG Bred AJ1!
Year of the Rat, Ox, Tiger,……& NIKE
So, as we all know, Nike is always on the go when it comes to celebrations. The sneaker giant has been doing it for a while now. Hence, the Jordan 1 low Chinese New Year is not the first version of the Year of the Ox. Why the Ox though? Before revealing an older version of the year of the Ox let us just go through where we stand in the Chinese Zodiac. This in fact would clarify where Nike CNY collections are heading.
The Chinese Horoscope includes 12 animals: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig. In addition, the Chinese honor each year one of the animals using chronological order. Accordingly, the Chinese Zodiac is a 12-year repeated cycle. As 2021 is the Year of the Ox, an older version of this inspo would have to date back to 2009.
FYI: for those interested in Chinese horoscopes and fortune-telling, here’s a website that could help.
The 2009 Year of the Ox
To celebrate the 2009 Chinese Year of the Ox, Nike went for a premium Air Max 1. The shoe draws its inspiration from the Chinese cultural revolution occurring between 1966 and 1976. In fact, the shoe’s colorway (white, bone, red and yellow) symbolize the Red Guards uniforms. Add to that, the sneaker sports on its tongue Chinese calligraphy that means “perseverance” or “hard work”. In order to honor the Zodiac Year, Nike illustrated a protruded golden Ox on the heel with red rays highlighting it. These kicks were Nike’s first-ever seen Air runner. These sneakers still stand out among the new CNY releases due to their important historical reference.
Release Date: 2009-01-20
Jordan 1 Low Chinese New Year 2021 Release Information
Now, back to where we started. The Jordan 1 low Chinese New Year. So, Nike is releasing a Retro low AJ1 using its OG colorway. The overall silky bred color blocking does remind us of the Nike Air Force 1 Clot. As the color red englobes the Chinese festivals, the new kicks match the theme dressed in a Bred Colorway. The black canvas upper, university red toe box, swoosh, and heel. The black canvas commemorates the zodiac sign with Ox embroidered depictions. The red canvas is equipped with golden floral embroidery.
Nike is casting a luck spell upon buyers and coppers of these kicks. Each pair comes with a red knot bracelet equipped with a golden knot. The bracelets are a special Nike removable offering. Going downwards, the sneaker exhibits a white midsole and a complimentary red outsole.
Release Date: January 31, 2021
Be Ready! These perfect blends of AJ classic Bred and Ox-themed detailing are very limited! They will also be dropping on SNKRS and select retailers with a special limited edition box. With a possibility to flip for over $ 1K, the golden wings on the heels feel like a flying dollar sign coming to you. But, only if you knew how to set the right copping proxies! Best of luck mate.