Despite its modest color scheme, the Air Jordan 1 "Neutral Grey" is an elegant homage to the silhouette's origins. Releasing for the first time since 1985, this OG sneaker features a predominantly white construction that closely mimics the original '85 cut. Accentuated with a silky, grey suede swoosh and collar, the "Neutral Grey" luxuriously shifts the focus from clichéd colorways to the sneaker's timeless leather design.
Being the last of '85 Eight to receive a retro release, the "Neutral Grey" remains one of the rarest Jordan 1 in existence. Highly coveted, remaining pairs from 1985 are extremely scarce, surely cracked and yellowed from age. This elusive colorway has been sought-after for over three and a half decades, generating tremendous excitement amongst generations of collectors.
It has been five, lengthy years since an original Jordan 1 received a similar retro treatment. In 2015, the Jordan 1 "UNC" experienced its retro debut, heavily contributing to the resurgence of the silhouette's dominance in the sneaker game. In the following years, collectors were fortunate to have the opportunity to acquire the majority of Jordan 1 retros including the Bred, Royal, Shadow, and Black Toe. Despite the subsequent releases of these nostalgic colorways, none of these pairs garnered the significance of that the Jordan 1 "Neutral Grey" possesses. This release remains truly historic.