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Get ready for one of the drops of the year, with the Air Jordan 1 ‘UNC toe’ building huge hype


Air Jordan 1 'UNC toe'

Jordan Brand are delivering at its very best once again, with what is looking like a ‘must cop’ — the highly anticipated drop of the Air Jordan 1 ‘UNC toe’ in 2023.

With almost four decades worth of unbelievable designs and silhouettes by Jordan, not many can surpass the iconic Jordan 1. And when you combine that with the legendary colours of the University of North Carolina (UNC), it’s a match made in heaven.

Expected to be released in late July, the Air Jordan 1 ‘UNC toe’ is already being touted as the must cop of the year by some sneaker-heads. Official images are beginning to surface and fans are pumped, to say the least.

This isn’t the first ‘UNC’ inspired design, which many sneaker-heads would know. The concept is a recurring look almost every year, on a different Jordan silhouette.

However, the reason it is so popular and saught after is the significance of the shoe’s colour-way, with some including Complex Sneakers stating that the Michael Jordan’s UNC-inspired shoes made ‘retros’ matter.

Air Jordan 1 'UNC toe' release, Michael Jordan
The famed UNC colour combo, immortalised by Michael Jordan.

But with not long until the release of the Air Jordan 1 ‘UNC toe’, let’s have a look at the details and when it is in fact coming out.

When are the Air Jordan 1 ‘UNC toe’ sneaker being released?

July 22, 2023

The Air Jordan 1 ‘UNC toe’ sneaker is rumoured to be released in late July (July 22) and will be a hot commodity as soon as they drop.

Currently on the official Nike website, it is not listed as an upcoming release. However images have been seen of the shoe and is being reported about on reputable sneaker media outlets.

How much do the Air Jordan 1 ‘UNC toe’ sneakers cost?

Going off the recent drop of the Air Jordan 1 ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’, which was listed at the retail price of $200 USD, it will be roughly $300 down under.

Expect it to be available via the SNKRS app and other select sneaker retailers.

What are the details on the Air Jordan 1 ‘UNC toe’?

Jordan Brand haven’t varied far from the perfect formula they nailed on their original design of the Jordan 1 in the 1980s, and why should they!

Air Jordan 1 'UNC toe'
Air Jordan 1 ‘UNC toe’

This version of the UNC-inspired sneaker maintains the Jordan 1 must haves, with white leather underlays and black overlays including a black Nike Swoosh.

Obviously, the parts that make the shoe pop are the touches of the ‘University Blue’ aka University of North Carolina colours.

The ankle flaps, lower heel and sole of the shoe have this design along with the namesake of this particular shoe – the toe.

It’s a clean and simple design, yet the UNC design take it to a whole new level which is what is bringing in the hype surrounding the shoe.

What are sneaker-heads saying about this drop?

There’s a general consensus that the Air Jordan 1 ‘UNC toe’ is going to be one of the drops of the year and everyone will be fighting it out for a pair.

YouTuber Danny Moore, who has over 65,000 followers on the service, got an exclusive opportunity to review the shoe before it dropped and was blown away with it.

“I’m gonna tell you guys right now, these are gonna sell out and be a problem,” Moore said on his YouTube channel.

“This UNC colour is fire. They’ve done a great job.”

Others have taken to the comment sections on Instagram and Twitter to share their thoughts, with some believing this could help bring back more popularity to the Jordan 1.

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