What's the Best Jordan 1 Colorway?

There are a lot of Jordan 1 colorways, but which one is the best?

The sneaker that started the most iconic signature shoe line is the beloved Air Jordan 1 High. From 1985 to present day, what's the best Jordan 1 colorway? This is a debate that could potentially last forever!

I'm sure most people will pick one of four OG colorways:

  • Bred Jordan 1
  • Chicago Jordan 1
  • Royal Jordan 1
  • Black Toe Jordan 1

However, some people may favor other OG or Retro+ colors over the most popular original colors listed above. The Jordan 1 has come a long way and dropped in many, many, many colors, so it's hard to say which colorway is the best.

Of course this comes down to personal preference, but with us entering into a new year that will birth new colorways, I figured now is a great time to have a discussion about this topic.

The Air Jordan 1 is easily the most popular Jordan shoe. That's the main reason for this article. However, the Jordan 1 wasn't always the most popular Jordan shoe, but in 2019 - everyone wants and knows the Jordan 1. Seriously, for non-sneakerheads, the Jordan 1 followed by the Jordan 11 are numbers that most people know.

If you disagree, show either model to a non-sneakerhead and chances are high they will be able to tell you the number. Now that's not to say they don't know other Jordan numbers, but the 1 and 11 are by far most popular.

Due to the number of OG colorways, re-releases, new colors, and collaborations, the Jordan 1 is now the most known Jordan shoe. As most people know, it wasn't always like this. OG Jordan 1s used to go on sale.

It wasn't until a rapper/producer you may have heard named Kanye West brought mainstream attention to the Bred Jordan 1. Jay-Z and Frank Ocean also helped bring more attention to the classic Jordan model.

Gone are the days when you could walk into your local Champs and see Bred and Royal Jordan 1 High OGs on sale for $40. This isn't 2001/2002, it's 2019, and original 1s don't go on sale anymore.

It's a new day, and even new colors with OG colorblocking sell out and NEVER go on sale.

With all that said, what's the best colorway in your opinion? Let's discuss.

What's the Best Jordan 1 Colorway?

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Comments
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Thaboyp
Thaboyp

Shattered backboards, black toe, Royals, top 3 original color and maybe the sail joints cuz they fire

Kev S
Kev S

Gotta go Bred>Royal>Chicago, outta respect. Then the patent leather UNC as my sleeper pick

DAMRUFF
DAMRUFF

Editor

I got the Breds at # 1 too. It’s definitely a hard question though because there are so many dope colorways but the breds are literally timeless and classic.

G-Roc
G-Roc

Editor

For me it's a toss up between Bred and Chicago because those are the colors that make me think of MJ and the Bulls the most.

I would argue that if you got rid of ALL your sneakers, you could keep either pair and rock them with anything and be straight... and fresh. It's tough, but I know if I had to pick I'd go with Bred over Chicago.

When you really sit back and think about all the colorways, this isn't an easy question to answer. But to prevent myself from overthinking, Imma roll with Bred 1s.