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Air Jordan 1 High UNC To Chicago – A Standout Design For The 1s

air jordan 1 high unc to chicago

Hello ladies and gentlemen. It’s that time of year again. NBA All-Star weekend is taking place this week, and every year, Nike and Jordan drop some serious heat in order to celebrate this yearly occasion.

One of the sneakers that are dropping this weekend is the Air Jordan 1 High UNC To Chicago, which was made exclusively for the women. Obviously, the sneaker honors Michael Jordan’s basketball career when he played for UNC and the Chicago Bulls. These are on fire for sure, are you planning to rock them for the All-Star event???

The 2020 NBA All-Star Draft

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

This sneaker is a combination of both “UNC” and “Chicago” colorways, as it pays homage to MJ’s professional career with both teams. The upper leather consists of black as powder blue and red cover the overlays of the shoe. Finally, it features a white midsole along with red rubber outsoles in order to complete the overall design.

Release Date

These are releasing before the All-Star weekend so you can cop them before the event. They are dropping on February the 13th, and will be available in women’s sizing. The retail price will be $170.00.

Air Jordan 1 High UNC To Chicago

February 13th, 2020

$170.00

Style Code: CD0461-046

Additional Images

Video Of The Sneaker

Conclusion 

The 2020 NBA All-Star event is this weekend, and if you are looking for something serious to rock for the game, then this is the sneaker for you. Unfortunately, this is only available for the women, so consider yourself lucky if you able to stick your feet in these. How are you feeling this new colorway???

If you have any questions or comments, leave them below in the comment section. Make sure to subscribe to my site as well for more upcoming sneaker content. Stay tuned, as more updates are coming to you soon!!!

Thanks For Reading!!!

Ahmad Ballard

41 Comments

  1. The Air Jordan 1 High UNC to Chicago looks like some of the better air Jordan’s to get and do you think that they are the best air Jordan’s to get if you like red and blue and a street style of shoe? Do you like these compared to others in the brand or could they have done better designing the shoe?

    • Hello Jon, thanks for the comment. Yes, this is something I would definitely consider. The overall design is very cool with me, and I love these compared to other Jordan sneakers. 

  2. Hello Ahmad, here the Air Jordan brand go again with such an astonishing sneakers with a cool colour way and this time for only women. The Air Jordan 1 High UNC To Chicago looks very appealing to me and it really has some nice features plus it’s very durable considering the material used. Such a great sneaker to celebrate NBA All-Star weekend but I wonder why they made this for only women.

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  3. Hi I enjoyed reading this article. Are these sneakers comfy? They look like they would be. I really like the design and the use of leather, I much prefer leather sneakers. I knew Michael Jordan was a legend but wow! what a career! You really highlight the amazing things that he achieved 

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  4. Thanks a lot for such an amazing review about Air Jordan 1 High UNC To Chicago – A Standout Design For The 1s and explanations are given.

    I am very passionate about sneakers. I have heard many times about Air Jordan 1 High UNC To Chicago. I have read many articles about these sneakers, but this is the best I have read. They have a very beautiful design and I would definitely buy it.

    Thanks again and keep in touch !

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  5. Greetings!  I have been hearing about MJ Shoes since they first came out.  I never get tired of hearing about the craziness around purchasing these shoes..  I mean they are awesome!  What a ride this Nike brand has had marketing these incredible shoes. … it is like they are really riding on Air!  You really provided some excellent Bio information and even better reasons for making a purchase!  I think these colors are Fantasic… Even at 55 – I find them appealing!  Looks like you really know your sneakers!  Def will be bookmarking your site for any future purchases!  Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Wow🤩 this is beautiful! Can’t wait for the release! I’ll purchase for my sister as her birthday gift and also for myself ( 😂 even if I’m not a lady). 

    This Air Jordan 1 High UNC has got the right balance for my height. I love it! It will be amazing to have one pair for myself!

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  7. Hey, I enjoy a lot while reading your article on Air Jordan 1 High UNC To Chicago – A Standout Design For The 1s. While reading I know that Michael Jordan is a retired professional basketball player who has played for 15 seasons in NBA for the Chicago Bulls, and the Washington Wizards. Such a great sneaker to celebrate NBA All-Star weekend but I wonder why they made this for only women.

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  8. Hello Ahmad, here the Air Jordan brand go again with such an astonishing sneakers with a cool colour way and this time for only women. Air Jordan 1 High UNC To Chicago, which was made exclusively for the women. Nike was a struggling shoe company looking for ways to appeal to a new segment of the shoe market, and to reinvent themselves. I hope everyone will like your guide.

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  9. Hello, Many thanks to you for sharing such a wonderful article with us and I am a basketball player .Michael Jordan is my favorite basketball player and Air Jordan is my very favorite brand . Air Jordan 1 High UNC To Chicago – A Standout Design For The 1s is awesome for women . And after looking at the picture and the details in your article, I am so attracted to this shoe that I definitely want to buy and I will be buying it soon.

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  10. I enjoyed reviewing the new pair of shoes Nike and Jordan are coming out with. You’re right, it’s that time of the year, and I get excited when they come out with new shoes.

    The Air Jordan 1 High UNC looks excellent. I mentioned before I have a friend whose girlfriend is into these types of shoes. I’ll make sure to pass along this review to them; I think my friend’s girlfriend would love to read it.

    Thanks for sharing! I love reading your reviews, keep it up!

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      • This is really amazing! The colour combination looks unisex though, I sincerely hoped that I can find it to buy in Bremen, Germany. Is there any reason why it is specifically made for women?

  11. Awesome guide in details. As we know NBA All-Star weekend is taking place this week, and every year, Nike and Jordan drop some serious heat in order to celebrate this yearly occasion. I never knew that Adidas and Converse rejected Michael Jordon’s shoe brand idea. If only Adidas and Converse knew how much of a hit Jordons shoe brand would be. Thanks for being so quick to share the news.

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  12. Hello, I really want to first appreciate your effort in putting this great website together and writing this article. i am amazed at the number of awards that has gone to Jordan. no wonder his name resounds well in the world. i think he still holds greater impact than late kobe bryant and even lebron james. i would acknowledge anthony davies presently

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  13. Many thanks to you for sharing such a wonderful article with us .Michelle Jordan is one of my favorite basketball players and I love playing basketball, and Air Jordan is my favorite brand. So I’m always looking forward to something new and I’m so glad to know about Air Jordan 1 High UNC  today through your article. I really liked the model of this shoe as well as the color combination blended in beautifully. At the same time I feel very lucky because it is made for women .I will be purchasing it soon and will definitely share my new experience with you soon. Also, hopefully this shoe will be very comfortable .Looking forward to something new in the future .

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  14. Thank you so much for writing a beautiful article. Basketball player Michael Jordan is known all over the world. He has become known all over the world in playing basketball. The Nike brand shoes are durable and the design is excellent. Nike brand shoes are known all over the world. From the beginning to the end, I liked reading articles and learned many unknown things

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  15. For someone who’s a huge basketball fan I think this would be an amazing gift for my cousin. I’m sending my aunt this link to see if they’re her style and if so, then I’ll probably be getting my hands on a pair of these within my next paycheck. Can’t wait to see what they look like! 

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  16. Oh my word why would this beauty be exclusively for women only? 

    Michael Jordan along with Hakeem the dream and the late Kobe Bryant are my all time basketball favorites. 

    Of course the name and the man Jordan is associated with this product so it should be a winner. 

    The piece looks so gorgeous, it has unique features, good quality materials I like in sneakers but it’s a bit steep for the price. 

    All the same I should get one for my boo even though I can’t rock one up. 

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  17. The air Jordan 1 high UNC to Chicago is certainly one of those truly beautifully crafted sneakers. The combination of UNC and Chicago colors are actually cool as I initially thought the colors would make the sneaker look a bit off. It’s definitely nice to know that it’ll be symbolic in this year’s NBA all stars event. Glad you shared.

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  18. I want to tell you that of all the Jordan sneakers this is my favorite The Air Jordan 1 High UNC. I recently bought the Air Jordan 5 Island Green and I want to say that I am very pleased. Reading this article I realized that I should also buy this pair of sneakers. I really like the color because I can wear them with more types of clothing. He even goes to jeans but also sportswear.
    Thank you very much.

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  19.  Air Jordan is a brand of basketball shoes, athletic, casual, and style. It was created for former NBA player and 5 time NBA MVP Michael Jordan. The original Air Jordan sneakers were produced exclusively for Michael Jordan in early 1984, and released to the public in late 1984. Thanks for taking the pain to write up such a fantastic website introducing Jordan shoes.

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  20. Thank you so much for sharing such outstanding post with us. I have learned new information about the Air Jordan 1 High UNC To Chicago. I watch basketball every time . Michael Jordan is one of best player i have ever seen. I am his fan for a long time.Air Jordan 1 high unc to chicago I liked very much. The shoe looks like it will be very comfortable so I want to buy it for my cousin. Of course I will buy it for him because his birthday is near. I really like the color of the shoe. I think my brother will like it too. My brother will be very happy to receive the gift. Thanks again for the information.

  21. Michael Jordan is definitely a legend and I grew up to see all of the air jordan. I like both the classic one and the current one, it has a swag to it and I love that. Air Jordan 1 High UNC To Chicago is definitely cute. I will have to tell my friends about this, they will be so happy. March Madness is right around the corner too! Cheers!

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