The Air Jordan 1 High Retro OG "Royal" will be the next entry into the "Reimagined" series.

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Everything You Need To Know About Jordan Reimagined Sneakers

Jordan 4 OG Bred
Jordan 4 OG Bred

Cemented in the history books as (arguably) the most significant series of sneakers, the Air Jordan lineup played a major role in the development of sneaker culture and is directly linked to the current-day fervor around footwear in general. Those who grew up watching MJ dominate the NBA always dreamed of “being like Mike” and his sneakers were the closest way to feel like you too were a superstar. Many of the iconic colorways on the original 14 models he graced the hardwood with are connected to specific moments in his career a la his two three-peat championship runs, the iconic “Flu Game,” and his incredible free throw line dunk in the 1988 NBA Dunk Contest.

Retro releases of these colorways didn’t hit retail shelves until late in his NBA career and ever since, collectors have been looking for the next OG colorway to add to their rotation. Jordan Brand typically releases colorways like the “Chicago” AJ 1 every half decade or so with some taking nearly ten years before seeing another retro. Jordan Brand has switched things up in recent years by giving sneakerheads some of the OG colorways with slight variations in materials and aesthetics via the Reimagined sneaker series.

What Is The Air Jordan Reimagined Series?

As a way to appease both the new generation of sneakerheads looking to secure a piece of history and allow OG collectors to differentiate these new releases from their older pairs, Jordan Brand introduced the “Reimagined” series which takes classic colorways and adds a unique twist to their build.

What Does Reimagined Mean?

When thinking of Air Jordan retros, your first thought is an (almost) exact 1:1 recreation of original colorways from MJ's playing days. While that has been the case for virtually all previous retro releases, Jordan's Reimagined series is different. Jordan Brand's Reimagined initiative is aimed at getting OG colorways in as close to true form but with a twist. For example, 2021's Jordan 1 Patent Bred that kicked off the Reimagined Series took the classic Bred colorway and replaced its smooth leather construction with patent leather. The next time around, Jordan Brand utilized an aged aesthetic for the Air Jordan 1 Lost & Found and the Jordan 3 White Cement.

Every Air Jordan Reimagined Sneaker

The Jordan Reimagined Series started back in 2021 with the Air Jordan 1 High Patent Bred. Since then, Jordan has released a reimagined Jordan 1's, 3's, and the the Jordan 4. Find every Jordan Reimagined sneaker in order of release date below:

Every Air Jordan Reimagined Sneaker Release
Every Air Jordan Reimagined Sneaker Release

Air Jordan 1 High Patent Bred

Air Jordan 1 Retro High Reimagined OG Lost & Found

Air Jordan 3 Reimagined White Cement

Air Jordan 1 Retro High Reimagined OG Royal

Air Jordan 4 Retro Reimagined Bred

The Future Of The Air Jordan Reimagined Series

Just around one month after the AJ 1 “Lost & Found” released, and leading up to the AJ 3 “White Cement” hitting shelves, rumors about the next entry in the series popped up with the Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Black Toe” supposedly being the third colorway in the Reimagined series. We have confirmed, however, that the Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG "Royal" will be the next AJ 1 in the "Reimagined" series. Based on releases so far, we can assume that Jordan Brand will continue to take OG colorways across different Air Jordan models and bring them back through the Reimagined series. It’s also possible that these releases will feature a return to OG shapes as the mold for the Air Jordan 1 has changed going forward and the AJ 3 “White Cement” is said to be as close to the original shape since its first release in 1988.

Right now, it’s too early to tell exactly what will release next following the colorway as Jordan Brand constantly is switching things up for their release calendar when looking far ahead into the future, however, we’ll be sure to keep you posted on our Twitter and the Sole Retriever mobile app when we can confirm the next Reimagined Air Jordan.

Jordan 1 Lost and Found Chicago
Jordan 1 Lost and Found Chicago
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