Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG ‘Banned’ 2016 555088-001
The Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG ‘Black/Red’ was banned by the NBA in 1985 due to its lack of color white, which was part of the Chicago Bulls’ official team colors. However, Nike turned this into a marketing opportunity and launched the ‘Banned’ campaign around the sneaker, which only increased its popularity. The sneaker was retroed in 1994, 2011, 2013 and 2016, with the 2011 pair featuring an ‘X’ on the heel in tribute to its nickname. Today, the Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG ‘Black/Red’ is one of the most iconic and sought-after sneakers in history.