Inspired by Michael Jordan’s alma mater, the Off-White x Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG ‘UNC’ carries a classic two-tone composition, filtered through Virgil Abloh’s unique design prism. The process involves taking a white leather base with dark powder blue overlays and adding embellishments that convey an expressive, handmade quality. They include detached Wings, a floating Swoosh, and lines of text on the medial-side quarter panel delineating the taxonomy of the shoe.
Created by designer Virgil Abloh, the Air Jordan 1 x Off-White comes in the classic Chicago colorway. Some of the sneakers' half-finished features include a Swoosh connected to the shoe with visible blue stitching, 'Air' printed on the midsole, and an Off-White zip tie on the collar. The box comes deconstructed as it's been turned inside-out with the inside consisting of a black base and gold Jumpman logo, while the outside is plain cardboard with the words 'Jumpman' printed on it.
Inspired by Air Jordan 1 colorways, the Off-White x Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG 'White' 2018 is a reimagination of its 'Chicago'-themed predecessor. Designed by Virgil Abloh, the model features an all-white premium leather and mesh upper with deconstructed Swoosh branding and blue detailing, and Wings logos on the ankles. It is accented by black “AIR” lettering on the midsole, black 'Off-White™ for NIKE' text on the side panels, and orange tabs.