Air Jordan Low 1: The low of an iconic high

Paying homage to the immeasurable success of the Jordan collection, the Jumpman brand re-launches one of its iconic models. After relying mostly on collaborations, such as with Dior and Travis Scott, Jordan introduces the Low Air Jordan 1 in its authentic form.

The Jordan 1 Low is the lifestyle take on Michael Jordan’s iconic sneaker, the Air Jordan 1 High. It displays a classic phenotype similar to another basketball-rooted iteration from the Swoosh, the Dunk Low. These sneakers both feature comparable knack when it comes to hues, striking themes, and sporty features.

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:

  • The Dunk was initially designed for college basketball players, while the Jordan Low was intended to be Michael Jordan’s signature footwear. 
  • Although some Dunks have Zoom Air on its 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 a 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 the AJ Low 1 was initially intended to be performance footwear. Jordan designed it to be snug to keep the feet from sliding in the shoe while playing.


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