The Air Jordan 1 High OG “Pollen” is a new colorway that will be releasing as part of Jordan Brand’s Fall 2021 lineup.
An initial mock-up of the sneaker suggested the forthcoming pair featured glossy – either satin or patent leather – yellow overlays atop a “Black” leather base. Tongues are constructed of black nylon and embellished with a yellow/white/black fabric tag, while further branding is supplied by the black ball-and-wings logo on the collar flap. Toeboxes, quarters, and collars are all constructed of black tumbled leather, while mudguards, eyestays, Swooshes, collar flaps and heels take on the smooth yellow leather that gives the shoe its name. Underfoot, sole units opt into a “White” midsole, while the 36-year old, Peter Moore-designed tread boasts an all-“Pollen” arrangement that ties the shoes together well.
Reminiscent of the Nike Dunk High “Wu Tang” from 1999, the fall-ready retro sports the titular tone across most of the upper; the toe box, mid-foot underlay, tongue and collar padding deliver stark dark contrast.
Despite it being early in 2021, one thing is for sure — more AJ1s are on the way. Early images of the Air Jordan 1 High OG “Pollen” have surfaced as a black, yellow, and white pair is in the works.