Jul 1, 2020
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Every legend has to start somewhere. For Michael Jordan, his days at the University of North Carolina had a massive impact on the player he’d become and the career he’d enjoy.
This summer, get your hands on one of the most iconic sneaker silhouettes on the market today in a signature Tar Heel powder blue colorway with the Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “UNC” basketball shoes. Get yours today at Hibbett Sports.
The Jordan brand frequently pays homage to MJ’s days at Chapel Hill where he brought home the National Championship in the 1981–1982 season with several Carolina Blue Air Jordan colorways. Now they’re applauding Jordan’s collegiate feats once more with a UNC-colored Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG.
Similar to the ladies-only “UNC Patent” makeup that dropped back in February, these bad boys feature leather construction in men’s sizes run and offer a look that’s slightly more toned down then their bold patent-equipped predecessors.
In 1985, Jordan 1 permanently altered the NBA and sneaker culture while also igniting a footwear revolution. Before setting records, scoring countless points, dishing out thousands of assists and winning championship trophies and MVP seasons, before the fame and fortune, there was the original OG — the Air Jordan 1.
The legendary “Bred” colorway cost His Airness five grand per game in fines. The league event went as far as banning the sneakers due to them not complying with league standards. This only served to highlight the sneakers even more and make everyone, from kids to adults, want to be like Mike.
The Jordan 1 combines both style and substance, offering head-turning looks with quality design. An eye-catching sail sits on the quarter, throat and toebox, while a dark blue adorns the eyestays, mudguard, forefoot overlays, midfoot swoosh, ball-and-wings logo and collar. The highlight of the UNC Jordan 1 has to be the signature Tar Heel powder blue on the heel and collar flaps.
Complement your sneaker collection with a pair of Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “UNC” from Hibbett Sports.