Jordan 1 Mid
Gentle tones spread across this Jordan 1 Mid to craft an elegant sneaker that is affectionately known as Linen. White acts as the base for the rest of the design, beginning in the midfoot, but also visible on the toe box, whose perforations add breathability through the forefoot. Around this, there is a College Grey overlay made of premium leather, with two further panels sat just behind it, each one overlapping with the bottom of the eyestay. This last feature moves up over the top of the foot and is tied together with laces in a slightly lighter shade of grey. A pale hue also covers the tongue, which has a College Grey patch sewn into its peak. Adorning this tongue tab is an off-white Jumpman logo above the word “Air”.
The sneaker’s mid-top collar is made up of a Light Bone base layer and a heel wrap in College Grey. On the lateral flank of this panel, a set of white Jordan Wings can be seen, bringing a strong branding presence to the shoe. This has been added to on the inner, whose light-coloured insole has a large College Grey Jumpman printed onto it. Meanwhile, the bottom part of the heel has another leather overlay in this grey tone, and the swooshes employ the same use of colour and material as they stretch along the sidewalls.
Providing a solid base to this model is a supportive rubber cupsole. It comprises a white midsole with a textured exterior and an interior that brings together foam cushioning and a springy pocket of encapsulated Nike Air. Below this, the outsole features the last use of College Grey on the design, filling out the entire component, from the star-shaped nodes on the toe through the ringed indentations under the forefoot to the lines and blocks that have been pressed into the underside of the heel. All of this gives the wearer the confidence of a grippy connection to the ground, and a final piece of Nike lettering beside a swoosh in its centre completes the look.