The Air Jordan 1 High OG ”Lost & Found” known as the OG Chicago "Reimagined" during the year, is without a doubt the most anticipated Jordan release in 2022, as there hasn't been an OG retro in years now.
The design of the ”Lost & Found”, however, differs a little from the Chicago colorway and pays tribute to the so-called "mom-and-pop stores" of the 80s. These independent or family-owned sports stores were widespread in the U.S. back in the days and often a place where, buried under all sorts of unpopular and leftover items, you could definitely discover some (sportswear) treasures.
The first eye-catcher is the "used" box, with bottom and lid obviously not matching, sale stickers testify unsuccessful sales attempts. The box itself comes with a receipt from a fictitious store called "Sandy Bros. Sports Depot". The receipt is dated 08/30/1986, more than a year after the official launch of the Air Jordan 1. The pair is wrapped in paper printed with classic Jordan advertisements.
The shoe itself also comes in a slight "used look". For example, the shoe collar, midpanel and toebox have been designed in a supposedly cracked leather. The tongue and midsole have been given a slightly yellowed look, which, together with the vintage outsole, contributes to the ”Lost & Found” storytelling. Even though the release is not an actual 1:1 reissue of the Air Jordan 1 High OG Chicago, this version of the classic is a detailed variant that is one of our absolute winners of this year even before the release.
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