BlackStarKicksadded August 14, 2018

It could be said that Michael Jordan was the genesis of basketball as we know it today. Throughout a fiery and storied career, the tireless MJ overcame his hurdles, soaring above challenge after challenge to realize the unexpected. Along the way, he redefined basketball's relationship to style, the sport’s connection to youth counter-culture and the game’s creative potential.
Like Jordan himself, his eponymous footwear arrived with a bang, sharing its namesake’s tradition-breaking bravado. A black and red colorway violated the league’s uniform policy, earning a stern letter from league officials and generating a $5,000 fine each time the player wore the shoes on court. It is with this brazen charisma that the Air Jordan lineage was born.
The Air Jordan 1 “Homage To Home,” a unique split design that draws inspiration from both the “Bred” Jordan 1s and the “Chicago” Jordan 1s, is a Chicago-only version. The two-piece colorway nods to the classic shoes themselves and 1985’s All-Star Weekend in Indianapolis where a rookie Jordan laced up both the “Bred” colorway to match his flight suit for the Slam Dunk Contest and the “Chicago” for the All-Star Game, marking the first and only time he would wear both shoes in a single weekend. He displayed both an air of confidence and an effortless swagger that were typically reserved for long-term NBA veterans, truly cementing his place as the next big thing in the NBA.
The shoe is neatly split into two pieces by a long stitch down the middle, with the lateral side featuring all the black and red detailing of the Jordan 1 “Bred,” while the medial side trades the dark aesthetic of the Bred 1s for the “Chicago” Jordan 1’s classic red/white black color palate. A stately white Jordan 1 midsole and red outsole, used on both OG colorways makes for a middle ground that ties the split look together. “Homage To Home” Jordan 1s the unique two-piece kicks.

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