Our verdict

Often perceived as a doppelganger of the Nike Dunk Low, the Air Jordan 1 Low is a remarkable iteration on its own. It perfectly combines the quintessential style and comfort that characterize Jordan sneakers. And to add more, we found that it is a solid, well-made iteration sold at a relatively affordable price point. With its head-turning details, timeless profile, and colorful background, we couldn't be happier having this in our wardrobes.

Pros

  • Daily wear comfort
  • Stylishly versatile
  • Long-lasting
  • Top-notch construction
  • Crowd pleaser
  • Charming hues
  • Budget-friendly
  • Bouncy Air unit
  • Premium leather

Cons

  • Creases easily
  • Stiff heel

Audience verdict

91
Great!
  • Top 24% most popular sneakers

Who should buy the Air Jordan 1 Low

Apart from sneaker fans who enjoy the timeless style of the Air Jordan 1 Low, this shoe is also for those who:

  • Enjoy the bounciness of the Air-Sole unit. 
  • Collect Air Jordan models on a budget. 
  • Want the comfort but not the ankle-hugging feel of the Air Jordan 1 High.

Air Jordan 1 Low jordan logo

Who should NOT buy it

If you enjoy wearing sneakers without socks, this kick might rub on your heel and may cause you blisters. You might want to check oodles of Nike sock sneakers that are friendly to the heel that you can indeed wear without socks.

Air Jordan 1 Low heel

Air Jordan Low 1: The low of an iconic high

Paying homage to the immeasurable success of the Jordan collection, an iconic model was relaunched. After relying primarily on collaborations, such as with Dior and Travis Scott, Low Air Jordan 1 was introduced in its authentic form.

Air Jordan 1 Low ankle collar

Extremely comfortable for day-to-day use

We discovered that this lifestyle take on the iconic sneaker Air Jordan 1 High is perfect for daily use as it keeps us feeling cozy even after wearing it for hours.

Air Jordan 1 Low laces lateral view

A hardy construction

With its features that we confirmed to resist wear, such as premium leather, several overlays, and tough rubber outsole, we enjoyed this kick for an extended period.

Air Jordan 1 Low Swoosh

Quality

True to Jordan sneakers genome, we noticed that this model is made with top-notch materials.

Air Jordan 1 Low rubber outsole

Simple flair and charming hues

It displays a classic phenotype similar to another basketball-rooted iteration from the Swoosh, the Dunk Low. These sneakers both feature comparable knacks when it comes to hues, striking themes, and sporty features. We love that it has a timeless look that effortlessly floods us with compliments.

Air Jordan 1 Low toe box

Wrinkle former

We want to point out that this sneaker is not for users who hate creased leather, as this model has soft leather that quickly forms crumples after a few uses. 

Air Jordan 1 Low top view of toe box

You better put those socks on!

We were annoyed at its tad rigid heel as it felt like a bite on our heels.

Air Jordan 1 Low collar side view

Air Jordan 1 Low vs. Nike Dunk Low

Both designed by Peter Moore, these models have more similarities than differences. However, we have listed a few differences that we find interesting:

  • Although some Dunks have Zoom Air on their midsole, the regular Nike Dunk Low does not have that technology. However, the Air Jordan 1 Low carries that iconic Air-Sole tech that provides better cushioning than the traditional sole.
  • The Swoosh found on the Dunk intersects the heel counter and heel tab. Meanwhile, the AJ Lows display various stitching panels on the heel with the Swoosh tail above the heel counter.
  • The Air Jordan Low 1 flaunts the iconic Wing logo on its heel counter, while the Dunk Low also has the common Nike branding embroidered on its heel tab.
  • While the toe box of Dunk is broader and taller, the AJ 1 Lows is a bit more tapered. This is because AJ Low 1 is performance footwear. It is snug which keeps our feet from sliding in the shoe while playing.