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The Air Jordan 1 Low "Sashiko" Takes the Pre-Aged Trend to the Next Level


Adam Cheung
May 12, 2023

Inspired by the ancient Japanese embroidery technique.

Over the years, we've seen plenty of sashiko-inspired sneakers. From the Air Jordan 4 to the Dunk Low, all the way to the SB Blazer Mid, the traditional stitching technique is something we're very much used to. With that said, this season, Jordan Brand will be taking this ancient aesthetic to the next level with the Air Jordan 1 Low "Sashiko." Embodying the Japanese concept of Wabi Sabi, this colorway finds the perfection in imperfection.

Working on top of a white, ribbed canvas construction, this Air Jordan 1 Low is overlaid by blue denim panels and decorated with contrast stitching throughout. Creamy laces tie everything together, and a black tumbled leather Swoosh glides across the lateral and medial sidewalls. Around the heel, the winged basketball emblem is done up in the same embroidered style, while the legendary Jumpman logo is marked onto each of the tongues.

Air Jordan 1 Low "Sashiko"
Image credits: Offspring

Of course, you can't talk about the "Sashiko" without bringing up the pre-yellowed Nike Air midsole underfoot. Taking the ever-popular pre-worn trend to the next level, it's accompanied by a pair of eco-friendly cork insoles.

Set to release very soon, the Air Jordan 1 Low "Sashiko" will be available in extremely limited quantities, so make sure you keep it locked at Ox Street for your best chance to secure your size. Let us know what you think of this color scheme, and while you're here, you might as well take your first look at the J Balvin x Air Jordan 3!

Air Jordan 1 Low "Sashiko"
Image credits: Offspring
Adam is a writer and editor specializing in sneakers and streetwear. Over the past few years, he's curated features and guides for fashion publications across the globe, winning multiple awards along the way. Often travelling between the UK and Hong Kong, don't be too surprised if you find Adam anywhere else around the world taking street photography or feasting on the local delicacies.