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Air Jordan 1 Mid Blue The Great – Air Jordan And Blue The Great Collaboration

What’s up sneaker fans all around the world. The Air Jordan 1 has gotten a special treatment and will be releasing this weekend. The Jordan Brand has collaborated with Blue The Great, a TDE-affiliated painter, photographer, and designer from Los Angeles, to create this special colorway for the Air Jordan 1 Mid.

Sneakers covered in multicolor is always a great touch. Are these next on your Wishlist??

Blue The Great

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.

Features Of The Shoe

This sneaker features a color block theme that consists of red, blue, orange, green, sail, and black. Suede material has been constructed to the mid top of the shoe. Additionally, on the heel you will notice Blue The Great’s signature. Finally, the word “FEAR” which is crossed out can be found on the insoles.

Release Date

November the 9th is around the corner, so be ready. The retail price is $130.00. This is a pair of 1s that you will want to add to your Air Jordan 1 collection.

If you want to cop them early, CLICK HERE!

Air Jordan 1 Mid Blue The Great

November 9th, 2019

$130.00

Style Code: CU2805-100

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Conclusion

Blue The Great definitely has talent. This collaboration is a must cop for many of you. What are your thoughts on this upcoming release?

Leave your comments and questions below in the comment section. I will be happy to assist you. Make sure to also subscribe to my site for more sneaker content. Stay tuned as The Latest Sneakers will keep you updated!

Thanks For Reading!!!

Ahmad Ballard

22 Comments

  1. Those shoes are fly. $130 is really not a bad price either. I’m going to hint to my girlfriend that this would be a good present for xmas. Even if she has another present in mind I will get these as a present to myself. I wear a size 14 though, do they come in that size? Not all shoes do. 

    • Hello 👋, thanks for the comment. Most Air Jordans in Men’s sizing comes in size 14 so you should be fine. 

  2. Hi Ahmad!

    It’s nice to be on the Latest Sneakers website again. The last post I read was the Air Jordan 13 Island Green Sneakers and now I’m reading this one about Air Jordan 1 Mid Blue The Great. This collaboration of Air Jordan and Blue The Great is really a good one. I like the colour combination; but I prefer still the Air Jordan 13 Island Green.

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  3. I really like the color combination of these shoes and I know that there are quite a few outfits with which these would match perfectly. I liked the idea of the Blue The Great collaboration. And from the very moment I discovered about it I was intrigued to see these shoes. This edition has exceeded my expectations.

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  4. I have always liked to dress in many colors and these shoes are exactly what I was looking for. I have always been a fan of Michael Jordan too but reading again all these numbers has giving me a different perspective of how much he accomplished. Thank you very much for this post. I’ll proudly wear these shoes.

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  5. Not surprised I’m in love with this sneaker. I like the fact that it has so much colour and this allows one to get to wear different items without worrying about color differences. Hopefully I’ll get to have a pair of these when they get released. I’m sure Nike gas always been doing a great job when it comes to durability and from the looks of it the Mid Blue the great doesn’t look like it will give me much trouble to clean. Patiently waiting for these.

    • Hello 👋, thanks for the comment. Feel free to always check out my site for more sneaker content! 

  6. Wow, thanks for this sweet sneaker update. I am currently doing early holiday shopping for someone who is a big sneakerhead and has a number of prized Air Jordans. If I’m able to find a pair in the right size then this will be a huge win and a fantastic gift that is remembered for quite a while. The price is very reasonable for the sharp look of these shoes. Thanks for the heads up!!

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  7. The colors on these sneakers are so well combined! Look fantastic! And the price is good. My son likes to wear many colors. Sneakers appear after you see the pictures and very comfortable. My son is enrolled in a basketball club and is just approaching his birthday. I think I will make these sneakers’ gift, and he will be very happy to wear them.

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  8. Wow, air Jordan 1 just looks as cool as any other of the shoes in the collection. I particularly like this one because it has many different colours and it will be easy for the shoes to go on any other coiour of cloth I want to water. November 9th is in two days and I’m happy that I won’t need to break my bank account o get one. Nice one!

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  9. Oh, this is very nice. I think that the colour is very awesome. I like the fact that you shared here with us the history of the air jordan1. That’s very nice. I think this shoe is very cool and I need to grab one for myself and my girlfriend as well. Thank you so much for sharing this awesome post on this colourful beauty.

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  10. Wow, these are really lovely looking. For years I’ve only ever bought black shoes but have been getting a bit bored of just black and have considered coloured shoes but the trouble with shoes of just one colour is matching them to my clothes. Thus avoids that problem by not matching one colour. Definitely very tempting!

  11. I love the color combination of the Air Jordan 1 Mid Blue. For years I have not bought another shoe other than Nike. For me they are by far the best. Their quality is unsurpassed which makes them unbreakable. 

    I want to give one to my lady, I will consult her before making the purchase. 

    Thank you!

  12. Amazing article. I was always a fan of Michael Jordan. and these shoes are awesome in color and in quality and in price. I can certainly combine them with whatever I want. I would prefer them as a Christmas present to myself. Thank you for your wonderful idea and your very nice position.

  13. Ahmad you are seen toobe a really great fan of the basketball legend Jordan, I actually had dreams kd becoming a basketball player, but destiny had its own plan and I am in another line of business today. This shoe strikes in not just by the brand it comes from, but also the colours that it has as well. The price of this shoe is quite okay, and I am in need of a shoe right now. Can it be gotten on Amazon?

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