Recently @solesbyjc gave us a glimpse into an upcoming Jordan 1 set to come out this holiday season. The shoe is being called “Fearless”. It was designed to pay homage of Jordan’s transition from playing college at UNC to playing with the Chicago Bulls.
The sneaker sports a combination of colors from the Tar Heels and the Bulls. Two things that separate this sneaker from the usual jordan is the half n half color blocking scheme as well as its use of patent leather and sure to be a highly sought after sneaker this upcoming holiday.
The shoe seems to be a combination of two highly coveted Jordans from last year, the “Homage to Home”, which sported a Bred/Chicago colors split down the middle and the “Gold Toe” which featured patent leather black/gold colors. Both were popular and hard to get at retail. I know because I tried. I remember really wanting the “Homage to Home”. I love both the Bred and Chicago colorways and I was so disappointed when I couldn’t find’em for retail and resale was crazy for them in the beginning because it was seen as a limited release.
A crazy thing happened to me though, while checking these two out a local consignment shop. Holding them in hand, I realized I didn’t want them anymore. Neither of them simply didn’t look as great as they did in the pictures. The “Homage to Home” didn’t look like this unique shoe that I had never seen before, it looked confused and the quality of the shoe definitely seem to be what I had come to expect from Jordan 1. I’m not sure what it was, but holding that shoe didn’t give me the gotta have it feeling.
The “Gold Toe” I’ll admit is still something I’d buy if I could get it for close to retail, but that’s doubtful. What really drove interest in this shoe was the fact that it was similar to the Gold Toe Top 3 that was released in limited supply at ComplexCon when it was in Long Beach. But I digress, I really think the simplicity and classic aesthetic of Jordan 1 is what makes it a timeless classic. The use of patent leather totally changed the tone of the shoe and makes it a lot more flashy and gaudy which I don’t think works for the silhouette.
I’m not saying definitively that the “Fearless” model will be like that, but I’m afraid it may. I’ll have to see it in person whether to truly make that decision. The one question I have is “What’s the resale gonna be?”
What do you guys think let me know on Instagram or Twitter @TheRealKevinLau.