With their history forever tied to Nike, the Oregon Ducks athletic program often receive some of the most exclusive pairs of kicks via The Swoosh. With an NFT project between Tinker Hatfield, Nike, and Oregon going down earlier this year, the trio is back at it with the help of two more Nike employees. Designed by Elizabeth Brock-Jones, Kendal Bagby, and the iconic designer Tinker Hatfield, the Air Jordan 1 Mid “Women In Flight Title IX” will help raise money for women's athletic programs while celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Title IX.
Combining past, present, and the future of women’s athletics with an Oregon flair, the sneaker comes dressed in shades reminiscent of the school's colors. Around the mudguard, eyestays, and heel overlays, a light aqua green suede rests near the white toebox, midfoot panel, and collar. Two-tone yellow and white laces work up to the tongue tag that receives a redesign courtesy of Hatfield, a Title IX logo featuring Oregon Ducks branding within, though a second set of laces in a tonal green shade are included as well. More yellow hits appear on the Nike Swoosh and collar, matching the rubber outsole underneath. Finishing off the sneaker is a white AJ 1 midsole.
With this pair being ultra-exclusive, the packaging goes above and beyond your standard pair. A laser engraved wooden box with the “Go Do Anything” logo and mantra are present while the wrapping for the shoes inside is covered in the full legislative text of Title IX.
The Air Jordan 1 Mid Women In Flight Title IX is currently up for auction via on womeninflight.ggo.bid with the auction ending at 9 PM EST on August 8th, 2022. This will be the only pair released to the public with it being a women’s size 7. All proceeds from the auction will support women's athletics through Women In Flight's Title IX campaign, contributing to the female student-athlete experience via scholarships, team bonding, facilities, coaching, mentoring, and more. Check out our Jordan release calendar, and keep it locked to our Twitter and the Sole Retriever mobile app. If you're looking for a more in-depth breakdown of the Air Jordan 1 and upcoming releases, check out our Air Jordan 1 Buyers Guide and our Air Jordan 1 Release Dates Page.
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