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Rare Air Jordan 1 or Air Jordan 1 Rare

Nike Jordan Rare Air sneakers offer unique designs in retro and original colorways.

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To understand the Rare Air range of Retro Air Jordan 1s, you must think of cool modifications to the original models. The Air Jordan 1 Rare Air Max Orange, released in 2017, is a good example. Nike took the Air Jordan 1 and draped the smooth white leather uppers with a Max Orange tumbled leather overlay. The perforated toebox is matte black, matching the collar and the tip of the tongue.

More About the Air Jordan 1 Rare Air Max Orange

Jordan 1 rare air shoesThe Nike Swoosh on the side panel is black, as are the words 'Air Jordan' on the ankle collar and leather overlay. Nike Air is finely embroidered on the Max Orange leather heels. The thick, white midsole blends into an all-rubber, all-orange outsole.

It's in the Details

Another detail that sets a Rare Air apart from other Jordans is the tongue tags. On the right sneaker, the tongue tag has a red Jumpman gliding over the word 'Rare.' On the left sneaker, the tag has the same Jumpman, but the text is 'Air.' The sneakers also come with interchangeable Velcro-backed tongue tags. The other tongue tags that come with the sneakers are Jumpman Logos on different backgrounds, depending on the colorway.

Rare Air Black and Red

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Many of the design elements that change from sneaker to sneaker in this line are in the colorway. Even the Bred colorway is featured. The Black and Red Air Rare stands out from the rest, thanks to a few tweaks to the design. The Air Jordan 1 Rare Air Black and Red sneaker have a classic Jordan 1 look. Now, put all that into an all-black leather sneaker decked out with a bright red Swoosh with black woven material for the collar. The overlays are in an attractive tumbled black leather, while the toebox and uppers are a smooth black. The impressive Black and Red Rare Air has an all-white midsole and outsole.

Air Jordan 1 Rare - Air

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If you've heard friends talking about Jordan Rare Air as Rare Air Jordans, they might have been talking about this unique line. Then again, they might have been talking about the hardest-to-find Jordans on eBay — the older Rare Air.

The hotly debated older Rare Air models take a mid-top and then basically apply everything to it. The side panels are perforated nubuck or suede. The toebox wrap is made of smooth leather with molten lava cracking. That pattern also appears on the eyestay and leather heel. There is also a visible Air unit. The ankle collar is wrapped in perforated leather, and the tongue displays a Jumpman. The midsole has a multicolor and multi-material construction. There is also a lace lock on this model.

Air Jordan 1 Rare Colorways

Rare Air Jordan 1 colorways include the following:

  • Jordan Rare Air 'United We Rise' Midnight Navy/Varsity Red/White

  • Varsity Red

  • Cool Grey

  • Black Red Cement (2010)

  • Cement Grey

  • Turbo Green (2010)

  • Air Jordan 4 Retro Rare Air Laser

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