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

Air Jordan 1 Low ankle collar

Extremely comfortable for day-to-day use

This lifestyle take on the iconic sneaker Air Jordan 1 High is perfect for daily use as it will keep you feeling cozy even after wearing it for hours.

Air Jordan 1 Low laces lateral view

Made to last long

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

Air Jordan 1 Low Swoosh

Quality

True to Jordan sneakers genome, 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 knack when it comes to hues, striking themes, and sporty features. It has a timeless look that effortlessly floods its wearers with compliments.

Air Jordan 1 Low toe box

Wrinkle former

Not for users who hate creased leather, as this model has soft leather that quickly forms crumples just after a few uses. 

Air Jordan 1 Low top view of toe box

You better put those socks on!

A video reviewer feels annoyed at its tad rigid heel. "It feels like a bite on my heel," he mentioned.

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:

  • 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.

Facts / Specs

Style: Sporty, Classic
Top: Low
Inspired from: Basketball
Collection: Air Jordan, Air Jordan 1
Closure: Laces
Designed by: Peter Moore
Material: Leather, Cup Sole, EVA

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Jaydee dispels the myth that women can't be experts when it comes to sneakers. With hundreds of sneaker articles under her belt, she gained a surefire edge over others claiming to be experts. Since joining RunRepeat in 2017, she’s published formidable arrays of sneaker write-ups - some covered in lifestyle magazines. Interested in scrutinizing a pair of sneakers? Jaydee is the best person to talk to as she can intuitively chew it over with you even while doing her laundry. When she’s not writing, you can catch Jaydee playing with her two kids, online shopping, and spending far too much time on Instagram.