The Air Jordan 1 is a shoe that pays homage to the sport of basketball and its rich history. The latest version, the Air Jordan 1 Mid SE Paris YMCA, is designed in a palette of Velvet Brown, Earth-Sanddrift, Metallic Gold, and Summit White. It will be available for purchase in the spring of 2024 for $150 in men’s sizes. The design is inspired by the oldest basketball court in Europe, located in the basement of the Paris YMCA.
The sneaker features a color scheme that reflects the old Parisian court, with a design reminiscent of the court’s dark wooden build. The shoe also includes an interwoven design on the heel and tongue tag, resembling the herringbone hardwood laid out on the court’s floor.
The Air Jordan 1 Mid SE Paris YMCA comes with a unique hangtag that honors the historical significance of the court, stating, “Tribute to the oldest basketball court in Europe, Paris 1893.” The sneaker also boasts a traditional white midsole and a durable brown rubber outsole.
This version of the Air Jordan 1 is more than just a shoe; it is a piece of basketball history intricately laced with stories from the game’s past. Keep an eye out for the release of the AJ1 Mid “Paris YMCA” in spring 2024.