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The Air Jordan 1 University Blue

Air Jordan 1 'University Blue'
Air Jordan 1 'University Blue' 1
Air Jordan 1 'University Blue' 2
Air Jordan 1 'University Blue' 3

A new colorway of the iconic Air Jordan 1 is releasing at Shoe Palace this July 22.

University Blue

The University Blue colorway is present on the ankle, heel, toe, and outsole. The Swoosh is black and so is the collar. There is white on the quarter panel, midsole, tongue, and toe box. A black Wings logo with University Blue branding is on the tongue.

University Blue is a familiar colorway for fans of the Air Jordan line. The color obviously means a lot to Michael Jordan and the Jordan Brand.

The 1 That Started It All

The Air Jordan 1 was designed by Peter Moore and was released in 1985. The release was tied to Michael Jordan’s rookie season in the NBA. The design of the Jordan 1 was simple and consistent with the other basketball shoes of the era. The Jordan 1 lacked the sophisticated technology that the Jordan Brand would be known for with later installments. Nike was dedicated to giving Michael Jordan his own shoe and brand to grow with. That commitment is clear when you view the shoe’s distinctive logo. Moore designed a wings symbol, a precursor to the Jumpman logo, which was placed on the upper ankle of the shoe.

The 1 Legacy

Every great story must have an opening chapter. For the legend of Jordan Brand, its first chapter is the Air Jordan 1. The simplicity of the shoe in many ways makes it even more poetic and fitting as a first chapter. In 1985, nobody could have dreamed Michael Jordan would become the greatest basketball player of all time. They also never could have dreamed how influential and successful the Air Jordan sneaker franchise would become either. The Air Jordan 1 is the 1 that started it all.

Shoe Palace

You can find the Air Jordan 1 “University Blue” at Shoe Palace retail stores and on this July 22.


Men's SKU: DZ5485-400

GS SKU: FD1437-400

Toddler SKU: FD1413-400


- Adam C. Better