Verdict from 1 expert and 100+ user reviews

8 reasons to buy

  • The Air Jordan 1 Retro Low just looks beautiful, several wearers comment.
  • These Air Jordan basketball shoes are very comfortable to wear, many users are reporting.
  • Majority of the buyers are pleased with the quality of these retro basketball shoes. Buyers have the same opinion about the retro Air Jordan XI.
  • A lot of purchasers just love the AJ 1 Retro Low.
  • Some reviewers are saying that these Jordan basketball shoes are one of their favorite OG releases, and are also one of the best shoes they have worn in a long time.
  • Like the AJ 1 Retro High, the lows fit pretty well according to a few wearers.
  • Most users highly recommend grabbing a pair of these retro Air Jordan basketball shoes.
  • One player declares that the shoes have so much traction.

4 reasons not to buy

  • These retro Air Jordan basketball shoes are not durable according to a few buyers. They say that the materials wear out quickly.
  • The Air Jordan 1 Retro Low easily creases, a handful of wearers are complaining.
  • There is barely any heel lockdown, one user states.
  • The fit feels a bit tight, a couple of reviewers report.

Bottom line

Other than its issues with durability and fit, the Air Jordan 1 Retro Low is a retro model done right. Its classy design, premium materials, and overall comfort make it a must-have for Jordan fans and generic sneaker collectors alike.

If you are in the market for a unique pair of OG Air Jordans that not everyone has, then the low-top Air Jordan 1 Retro may just be what you are looking for.

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Good to know

Constructed with premium materials, the latest iteration of the iconic Air Jordan 1 gets remastered. Made of a combination of synthetic and leather, the Air Jordan 1 Retro Low receives an OG treatment for a sporty and stylish look that is built to withstand the test of time.

Cushion. The Air Jordan 1 Retro Low features an encapsulated heel Air-sole unit for lightweight and on-demand cushioning.

Traction. The rubber outsole of the Air Jordan 1 Retro Low features deep flex grooves that move in stride with your feet. The pivot circle offers flexibility and  traction on a variety of surfaces.

Length and Width. Reportedly, these Air Jordan basketball shoes fit perfectly. Going with your true size if the best way to go.

Lockdown. The Air Jordan 1 Retro Low has minimal support and lockdown features. It has a traditional lacing system to lock the foot firmly into the footbed. Its durable leather upper is designed to provide enhanced containment while its low-top silhouette allows the foot to move naturally.

Constructed from a mix of premium and synthetic leather, the upper of the Air Jordan 1 Retro Low is made to last. Perforations in the toe box and the breathable nylon tongue offer increased ventilation.

Jordan Brand takes us back to 1985 with the latest iteration of the Air Jordan 1 Retro Low. Finally getting the OG treatment it deserves, these Air Jordan basketball shoes are now back in its purest form. These remastered low-profile Jordan basketball shoes are a welcome addition to any sneakerhead’s collection.

Bringing back the Air Jordan 1 in its low-top glory for the first time, Jordan Brand is treating us with a never before seen pairing of an OG colorway with an OG silhouette. A bold Swoosh is displayed on both the medial and lateral sides. The Nike Air tag is stitched on the nylon tongue while the classic Air Jordan Wings logo is seen on the smooth leather of the heel.

Because of its premium construction and an assortment of hues, these Air Jordan basketball shoes are perfect for any occasion. Whether you are playing hard or just out and about, the Air Jordan 1 Retro Low keeps you looking fresh and feeling comfortable.


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