Share This Page: Air Jordan I Retro High OG "Chicago" In 1985, Nike hooked up with Michael Jordan to launch the most iconic brand in sneaker history. The legacy of the Air Jordan brand was cemented in the pages of basketball history with the Air Jordan I High that Mike wore during his rookie season. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Air Jordan brand, the Air Jordan I Retro High OG “Chicago” is finally returning to the love of Jordan fans everywhere. The AJ I High silhouette in this colorway is one of the most coveted sneakers for collectors and sneakerheads. These kicks have a premium all leather upper dressed in Chicago Bulls red and white color scheme, accented with a black Swoosh, black Air Jordan logo, black laces, and black heel collar. The classic Nike Air logo adorns the mesh tongue, and the toe is perforated for breathability. A white midsole separates the upper from the all-red outsole. When it came out, the Air Jordan 1 wasn’t revolutionary in sneaker tech, but it brought color to the NBA at a time when basketball shoes were white or black. The first colorway of the AJ I, which was black and red, was banned by the NBA. Whenever Mike wore them, the NBA fined him $5,000 per game. Nike gladly picked up the tab while they developed the “Chicago” colorway. MJ called this colorway “the devil’s colors,” and wore them regardless of the fine to rep the bulls. The "Chicago" colorway is very similar to the famed banned Air Jordan 1's with the noted addition of a white base for the upper. The Air Jordan I Retro High OG “Chicago” is available in stores only, so check your local City Gear. They are available in Men’s at $160, and grade schoolers at $120. Grab yourself a pair of sneaker history on May 30.