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Air Jordan 1 High Court Purple – Adding Purple To The Famous Silhouette

air jordan 1 high court purple

(Updated 3/31/2020)

What’s up to all of my sneaker fans! April is arriving in a few days, and we will be seeing some serious drops throughout the month. next week, the Air Jordan 1 will be dropping in a new colorway yet again.

The Air Jordan 1 High Court Purple is definitely no easy pass. The purple is a beautiful touch to the silhouette, and you can’t go wrong with the 1s. Is this a must cop for you???

Who Is Michael Jordan?

Michael Jordan is a retired professional basketball player who has played for 15 seasons in NBA for the Chicago Bulls, and the Washington Wizards. During his time at the University of North Carolina in 1982, he played basketball for the North Carolina Tar Heels, and was drafted for the Chicago Bulls in 1984.

He was able to entertain the crowd with his prolific scoring, defensive plays, and his ability to perform slam dunks from the free throw line at the slam dunk contests, which has earned him the nicknames: Air Jordan and His Airness. He has won his first NBA Championship with the Bulls in 1991, and also winning again in 1992 and 1993 (three-peat).

During the 1993-1994 NBA season, MJ has retired from basketball in order to pursue a minor career in baseball. In March 1995, MJ has announced his return to the NBA, and has led the Bulls to three additional championships during 1996-1998. In 1999, MJ retired from the NBA for the second time, but return again to play for the Washington Wizards during 2001-2003.

Currently, MJ is the owner and chairman of the Charlotte Hornets. MJ has numerous career highlights and awards:

  • 6 times NBA champion (1991-1993, 1996-1998)
  • 6 times NBA Finals MVP (1991-1993, 1996-1998)
  • 5 times NBA MVP (1988, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1998)
  • 14 times All-Star (1985-1993, 1996-1998, 2002, 2003)
  • 3 times NBA All-Star Game MVP (1988, 1996, 1998)
  • 10 times All-NBA First Team (1987-1993, 1996, 1998)
  • All-NBA Second Team (1985)
  • NBA Defensive Player Of The Year (1988)
  • 9 times NBA All-Defensive First Team (1988-1993, 1996-1998)
  • NBA Rookie Of The Year (1985)
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (1985)
  • 10 times NBA Scoring Championship (1987-1993, 1996-1998)
  • 3 times NBA Steals Leaders (1988, 1990, 1993)
  • 2 times NBA Slam Dunk Contest Champion (1987, 1988)
  • 3 times AP Athlete Of The Year (1991, 1992, 1993)
  • 2 times USA Basketball Male Athlete Of The Year (1983, 1984)
  • Sports Illustrated Sportsperson Of The Year (1991)
  • NBA’s 50th Anniversary All-time Team
  • NCAA Champion (1982)
  • Consensus National College Player Of The Year (1984)
  • ACC Player Of The Year (1984)
  • ACC Rookie Of The Year (1982)
  • 2 times Consensus First-Team All-American (1983, 1984)
  • 2 times First-Team All-ACC (1983, 1984)
  • No. 23 Retired by Chicago Bulls
  • N0. 23 Retired by Miami Heat
  • No. 23 Retired by the University Of North Carolina

History Of The Air Jordan Brand

In 1984, Nike was a struggling shoe company looking for ways to appeal to a new segment of the shoe market, and to reinvent themselves. Nike has turned to rookie Michael Jordan to order to make an endorsement deal, but MJ showed no interest at all. MJ had plans to sign a deal with either Adidas or Converse; he loved the brands, and in North Carolina, these were the shoes that wore to play basketball in. Unfortunately, both of the brands rejected him.

Nike was offering to create a brand new line of shoes called Air Jordan, and MJ’s old agent, David Falk, saw this as a wonderful opportunity. MJ flew to the Nike headquarters in Portland, Oregon, after being convinced by his parents , and his agent. During his visit, Nike has shown him a special video presentation of his college career highlights, plus his high-flying Olympics moves with Pointer Sister’s “Jump” playing in the background.

Peter Moore, Nike’s Old Head Designer, also shown MJ sketches of the Air Jordan 1, and apparel to go with it. It was featured in Black and Red, and MJ was very interested with these designs. He has stated: “I can’t wear these shoes, those are devil colors”. MJ has decided to finally make a deal with Nike, and has signed a 5-year deal that was worth $2.5 million. MJ has fueled the success of Nike, and the Air Jordan Brand is still popular today.

The Air Jordan 1 History

The Air Jordan 1 was first introduced way back in 1984-1985, created by Peter Moore. Michael Jordan has become the Rookie Of The Year, and played in the All-Star game. It was the first basketball shoe wore in the NBA that featured multiple colors. MJ first disliked the sneaker, but started to grew on him overtime.

During that time, the famous sneaker was banned by Commissioner of the NBA, David Stern, since the sneakers didn’t follow the standard uniform policy and the sneaker had to be 50% white. MJ wasn’t allowed to wear the shoes on the court, but MJ refused to play without them anyways. He was fined $2,000 for every time he worn the sneakers on the court. However, Nike has covered the fines, and also gave the Air Jordan 1 the “The Shoe Banned By The NBA” label.

There were over 23 different color variations released, and the Air Jordan 1 also came with two sets of shoe laces that matched the colorway on the sneakers. The shoe was originally retailed at $65.00.

Air Jordan 1 High Features (According To Footlocker.com)

  • Accurate shape, materials, and branding to best represent the Air Jordan 1 High’s original 1985 release.
  • Full-grain leather upper with padded tongue and mesh inner lining for comfort.
  • Iconic Swoosh and Air Jordan “Wings” logo featured on upper.
  • Nike Air branding on the tongue like the original 1985 version.
  • Air-Sole unit in the heel for comfort.
  • Solid rubber cupsole with flex grooves and a concentric traction pattern offers durable grip on multiple surfaces.

Additional Features

The sneaker features a colorway consisting of white, black, and court purple. White hits the leather upper, along with the tongue and the midsole. The swooshes, shoelaces, collar, and Wings Logo are covered in black as well.

Additionally, you will notice the purple hits on the panels, Nike Air Branding on the tongue, and rubber outsole. Finally, it comes with extra shoelaces covered in purple.

Release Date

These will be arriving within a few days, so you won’t have to wait much longer. April 4th was the original release date, but it has been postponed to the 11th instead. They will go for the typical retail price of $170.00

Air Jordan 1 High Court Purple 

April 11th, 2020

$170.00

Style Code: 555088-500

Additional Images

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Video Of The Sneaker

Conclusion

The Jordan Brand has dropped so many new colorways for the 1s over the years, but we will always welcome them. How many of you are planning to cop these babies next week?? Any thoughts on them?

Feel free to leave your comments and questions below, and I will be happy to help you out. Also, make sure to subscribe to my site if you haven’t done so already. As always, stay tuned as The Latest Sneaker will create more sneaker content soon!

Thanks For Reading!!!

Ahmad Ballard

49 Comments

  1. An iconic shoe representing an iconic man. Michael was one of the greatest players in the game of basketball. Some can argue that he was the greatest.

    Known for his aerobatic scores and his blindingly fast defense made him a major force to be reckoned with on the court.

    For many he was The man. The myth. The legend. And he represented these shoes well. Or these shoes represented him well.

    He was the brand that made Nike what it is today. This new shoe represents him so well. It’s design is classy, strong and durable just like he was.

    Thanks for writing such a glowing article on Michael Jordan.

    Courtney-

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  2. I definitely want and need these. Since physical stores won’t be open yet, I’ll have to get a pair online

  3. Oof the Air Jordan 1 High Court Purple is a nice colorway definitely a part of that drip swag. That is cool to think that MJ could have been working with Adidas or Converse instead either of them agreed.

    How you do feel about the Air Jordan 1 High Pine Green colorway?
    Between the two I’d cop the Air Jordan 1 High Pine Greens. I think they look nicer.

    • Hello Kevin, thanks for the comment. Honestly, I like the Court Purple ones better, but I would consider the Pine Green ones also. 

  4. While I can’t see myself rocking a purple shoe, I can appreciate its design and look! This is a really nice pair of sneakers that doesn’t go too overboard with the color. I think Nike did a good job of finding the balance between too little and too much. I’m sure the last thing they wanted people to think when looking at the shoe was the purple Teletubby. I think it does justice to the brand and I’m interested in seeing some more lesser-used colors in the future! Thanks for the post.

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  5. I must say that this is really an insightful post and i am very sure that the content of this article will be of so much help to many others, just as it has greatly helped me. This is a very detailed article on the latest jordan air sneakers. i checked this at a local store some weeks back before the lockdown and the price was really high. it might only go higher.

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  6. An article of this quality takes a lot of time and energy to develop especially when it has to reach out to people with useful information. i also commend the beautiful website that you have created with nice templates. the jordan wear gives me real good memories of my favorite sportsman. thank you for this.

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  7. My grandson loves basketball. He’s 14 years old but is already taller than me! I love basketball too. In fact, I think I introduced him to basketball in a way.

    He has always liked Air Jordan sneakers, but my son, although he works a lot, at this moment has so many things to pay, that he can’t afford them. So I wanted to give my grandson a pair of nice air Jordan sneakers and I think these are the ones!

    Thanks for your post!

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  8. Thanks again for bringing yet another pair of awesome shoes to the public! 

    My son is going to love this pair and I think he has finally slowed down with his feet growing about a size per week. I think I will go ahead and put the trigger on these while they last. 

    Thank you again. 

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  9. I remember when Air Jordans first came out. It’s hard to believe it has been so long and they are still going strong. They are almost a brand unto themselves, but they certainly helped secure Nike’s position as a major player in the athletic shoe industry. My basketball playing days are behind me, but Air Jordans will always be a classic.

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  10. Thanks for introducing the new Air Jordan 1 high court purple. I am a huge fan of air Jordan, it lasts for a long period of time, it has an accurate shape. But I was wondering is there any online shop where one could get a large quantity of the Air Jordan 1 with a reasonable discount amount? 

    • Hello Sheddy, thanks for the comment. Footlocker, Champs, and Eastbay may have some 1s that you may like. They are usually not above retail. 

  11. My son is a lover of Michael Jordan and reading about him here extensively gives me more reason why he is in love with him and he is just 13years old and plays basketball too. I see this design of this Air Jordan 1 high to be very cool and simple and unlike some other brand that makes fine shoes but they are not comfortable to wear, i like the Nike product a lot 

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  12. Hello Mr. Ahmad,

    Let me take me this opportunity to thank you for giving me a chance of getting more information about these nice sneakers.

    I am really looking towards buying this product because of the following reasons,

    1. I love the purple color soo much

    2. I like the brand. And you have again provided all the information about it.

    3. The price is affordable to everyone basing on the high quality of the product

    Otherwise, we are appreciative of whatever you post here. Keep going!

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  13. Greetings Ahmad!  I was sold immediately when I opened the page!  Purple is one of my favorite colors.  I do not think I have ever seen an Air Jordan is this shade before.  This is really going to be a Gamechanger for Air Jordan Fans!  Now if we could just get through this worldwide shutdown so we can actually take to the streets wearing our new kicks!  April 11 be on the court with 170 bucks for a ShoeDown!  Get them while they last!  Thank you for sharing.

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  14. An iconic shoe, named after an iconic basketball player! I didn’t realise that it was Michael Jordan’s deal with Nike that saved them…

    Great looking shoe, but I’m not sure if the purple one’s will be for me – I prefer a more subtle look. I’ve got a feeling my son would fancy a pair though!

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  15. Wow! This is definitely a new twist to the Air Jordan 1 and I must say that I found this to be quite amazing. Wow! Getting to see such addition of purple is rare and the fact that purple us my best colour, it makes me kind of like it more. Though I have never worn any air Jordan 1high before but this, in definitely getting it. 

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  16. Oh my, this is a very interesting thing to see. I didn’t know that air Jordans will ever think of making something with such a deep colour apart from black. It’s really a good thing. I think I would like to buy this one because that colour is like my favourite colour right now. I’m happy to learn about how the company came about too. Nice stuff.

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  17. Hi there, thanks for this article.i don’t really like rocking a purple shoe, I do appreciate its design and look! this is a really nice pair of sneakers that doesn’t go too overboard with the color. Nike really did a good job of finding the balance between too little and too much.am going to get one for my boy very soon.

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  18. To be sincerely honest with you! Before this very moment I never knew this much about Michael Jordan. For sure I knew he was a great time basketball player with a good reputation and some winnings but never knew he was this rich and with a lot of basketball awards during his reign.

    I most confess that this blog isn’t just about commenting but also an opportunity for someone to be enlightened to things he or she ought to know but he isn’t… Thanks 

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  19. Air Jordan 1, great history behind a great sneaker. I personally don’t play basketball. But I MJ for who he was and what he did. That is great content up there. Thank you taking the time to pen it. I shows how a great writer you are to educate even those that don’t fun the sport. Thank you.

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  20. Cool shade of Air Jordans. Although I am a KSwiss fan, I can appreciate the beauty and awesomeness. I liked that you actually went into depth in the article about how the series started and learned a few things I didn’t know before. Keep up the good work and tell us more sneaker stories!

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  21. These are some very eye-catching sneakers! I didn’t immediately think of the traditional iconic Air Jordans with the lack of the red / white / black color scheme. The purple is featured heavily here and it makes for a cool looking shoe that is going to get people to look twice to check them out. These shoes should be a solid choice for sneakerheads who want something both unique and popular.

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  22. Though he has retired his name is still a big thing in sports because of the many contributions that he has made. His tennis has made a lot of money over the years. So many persons love the famous air jordans but where I am from these tennis are a bit pricy though they may be strong. I have never owned a pair of jordans but I have hung around many fellows who have.

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  23. Air Jordan is my new brand as I just got the air Jordan 6,7,8…alhough Michael Jordan is a very good basketball player and hold a world basketball record I don’t like his shoes because of that.

    The reason why I fell in love with these shoes is the brand quality as it is one of the best in the world i would get this are Jordan one i like the colour and the retro style.

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  24. I know that finding a good article does not come by so easily so i must commend your effort in creating such a beautiful website and writing an article to help others with useful information like this. this is one great wear that i have come to really love. i got one as a gift from my sister.

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  25. I Love Air Jordan ( I have two already). I don’t normally go for purple, but these look absolutely great. It’s not a girly purple!

    I find my Nike Air Jordan’s really comfortable and stylish, so have no qualms dipping into the bank account to buy another pair. I particularly like the fact that these have the Nike Air Logo on the tongue. 

    Can’;t wait to order these and show them off. Thanks for the post!

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