One good aspect of the returning Air Jordan 1 Low OG is the leather quality. Compared to the 1985 release and some recently released Air Jordan 1 Highs, the leather of this OG pair is amazingly better.
Granted that the pair is out of circulation for quite some time, sneaker enthusiasts were having their fingers crossed on this one. Fortunately, this iteration of the Air Jordan 1 Low OG turned out to be better, at the very least, material-wise.
It’s a good thing that Air Jordan decided to make the leather more premium for better aesthetics and a longer lifespan.
It is also noteworthy that for some reason, the tooling of the leather material on the heel portion is different compared to the aspects. The leather material on the heel portion has a better premium vibe than the other areas of the pair.
The uppers also have a pretty efficient Polyurethane (PU) coating. For those who are not familiar, PU coating is being used to enhance the lightness and durability of the materials. Also, it drastically improves the appearance of the leather material by giving tumbled effects.
But due to the PU coating, this new version of the Air Jordan 1 Low OG’s texture is rough unlike the smooth leather of the other Air Jordan 1 Low OG.
In some other aspects of the pair, the Air Jordan 1 Low OG’s tongue is made of nylon, which is common among Air Jordan 1 pairs. The nylon material gives more ventilation to the pair and makes the pair easier to wear.
And just like the other Air Jordan 1 releases, the Air Jordan 1 Low OG is infused with Nike Air Unit as its primary cushion technology. The pair is also reinforced with ortholite insoles for better comfort.
Along with these, this version of the Air Jordan 1 Low OG has a suede material for its Swoosh and heel tab.