METCHA x Sneaker Surge team up for a 5 iconic Jordans list.
Why do we buy the sneakers we buy?
While cutting-edge silhouettes that transcend seasons might answer that for themselves, Sneaker Surge takes a few more things into consideration.
Based in Hong Kong, Mira Uttamchandani & Ravine Mahtani are the duo behind the concept platform that views sneakers as an essential part of building a strong community around identity.
Succeding on selling kicks that are real objects of desire, the curated marketplace also shows why original leather uppers such as AJ1s promote not only that elevated touch for any fit but help keep some legacies going.
Celebrating Michael Jordan’s alma mater and the powerful impact AJs brought to sneakerhead culture, they teamed up with us for a curated list that proves how boundless kicks can be — and we swear, this is just the beginning.
After all, by the basketball legend’s own words, limits are often just an illusion.
1. AJ1 1 RETRO HIGH OG UNIVERSITY BLUE
Released in March 2021, these kicks lead the breakout player’s path from the college team to Chicago. Light sky blue shades embrace the suede mudguard, adding up to the nostalgic feeling the classic silhouette gives.
Clean white midsoles are contrasted with black tumbled leather Swooshes and collars, completing this tribute to MJ’s early days on the court. In stock for US$499, they can be found here.
2. NIKE DUNK LOW COAST
For everyone’s closet, this classic take stole the familiar pastel blue hue to build a minimalistic yet authentic two-tone palette — still an homage to the OG Jordans all sneakerheads would easily cop.
The Swooshes in the well-known UNC jersey colors match the leather overlays & shoelaces in an all-white upper — it can be found here for US$399.
3. AJ1 RETRO HIGH OG BLUE CHILL
Released in a women’s only silhouette back in 2019, this AJ1 got a shiny patent leather in UNC-inspired blue, featuring contrasting Obsidian accents with white side panels and resulting in an exclusive silhouette. You can found it here, with pricing starting at US$749.
4. AJ1 RETRO HIGH OG OBSIDIAN
This high-end colorway still got stans two years after its release — and there’s no doubt why. Dark blue details tie the whole concept dedicated to Michael Jordan’s glory days. In white leather uppers that featured the University blues on the ankle collar, the model is a legend that could be found for around US$862 on StockX over the past year. Tap to cop it at Sneaker Surge for US$699.
5. AJ RETRO HIGH OG FEARLESS UNC TO CHICAGO
Driving torward a timeless culture, these shoes enhance Michael's journey from UNC’s court to the Windy City where he started playing for the NBA. A straight reference to that, the uppers part of the 2019 Fearless Ones collection featured blue sky shades with the classic Chicago Varsity Red — click to purchase it for US$499.
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