Trophy Room, the Florida-based sneaker boutique headed by Michael’s own son Marcus, has another Air Jordan collaboration in the works. Though relatively young in the landscape of footwear boutiques, Trophy Room has understandably received some preferential treatment on the collab front. This upcoming Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG, previewed in late Fall of last year, has caught the attention of many Jordan fans particularly for its “Chicago”-esque colorway blocking, but there are plenty of nuanced touches that make these Trophy Room’s best concept yet.
Presumed to be inspired by the 1985 NBA All-Star Game in Indiana, this Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG is rife with aged detailing such as the yellow-treated midsoles and the throwback-style logo patch stitched onto the insoles. Seen through the opaque rubber sole are four stars in alternating blue and red, a detail seen on the All-Star jerseys of that game. Finally, Michael Jordan’s insignia can be founded embedded onto the heels of both shoes. Meanwhile, the “Chicago” style upper sees white contrast stitching with shimmering panels that speak to allure of the mid-season classic.