The holly Grail of all the unique and only Nike Air Jordan I black gold !!!!
The story behind this shoe, varies a lot :
- Some people say 20 pairs were made and only really 5 were given to collector and the rest 15 pairs to friend of Jordan in the NBA
- They are made from Italian Leather, as you can see on the pictures !
- The inside production number varies because they were produced we believe not in Asia but in Europe !
Anyway if you have any info , write us , and thanks a lot to our friend from Japan for the pictures !
Thursday 27 July 2006 12:18:28 am
Larry in Seattle first introduced this special Air Jordans to the world along with white/purple/yellow Huskies colorway. I was the one who brought these shoes to Japan and made the buzz. Nike later produced the replica, but the quality was far from the originals. I have probably introduced more than 5 unknown Air Jordans to the public after that. Everything was published mainly on Street Jack and Get On! magazines. I am pretty sure Nike boom transferred to US after all these rare model discoveries.
An update on this shoe brought to us by Jonathan a french avid vintage Nike collector and mostly Nike Jordan collector !
Apparently there were only 12 pairs made of this rare and beautiful Nike air Jordan retro I !!! Production was in late 1985 early 1986, at the exact same time Nike was producing the Nike air Jordan retro II and the Python retro II edition !!!
The 12 pairs of the black and gold Jordan retro I were made only to friends and family of Nike !! So most of the Jordan black gold retro I , you might have seen were FAKES !! And very well made fakes ! They were produced in Taiwan in 1991 under the order of a person name Michael and David ! Those two person resold most of those fakes black gold Jordan retro I in Europe and particularly in France , around 9000 french francs, in 1999 nowadays would be in USD $1400.00 what a rip off !!!!.
Few fake vintage Nike Jordan were produced in the 90's some black toe grey/blk and blk/wht and some other weird metallic Jordan retro I : brown, yellow, pink with a sample code inside to screw the Japanese collector who were mad at that time !!! Those fakes were made in good quality , the thickness and leather were OK, the inside stitching and the width of the tow box were a little different , besides that it was a good vintage fake Nike air Jordan you were buying !
I cannot guarantee that the shoe shown on the picture above is a real one or no ...But if you have more info or stories about this shoe please email us thanks