Set to Drop: Air Jordan 1 High OG University Blue

The Air Jordan spring lineup swings into full force with the release of the Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “University Blue”. Arguably, the University Blue 1’s are one of the most highly anticipated releases of the season, and here’s a good reason why. The pair matches the classic design of the Air Jordan 1 with Jordan’s Alma Mater color palette. 

The Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “University Blue” is so well done that when I sat down to write this article, I simply stared at the high-resolution images wondering “where do I even start”. The smooth suede of the lace holders, forefoot, ankle collar overlay and heal colored in University Blue just draw you into their goodness. The use of rich tumbled leather in White for the toe box and mid panel provide a nice contrast to the University Blue. The same goes for the tumbled leather Black Nike Swoosh and ankle collar – they both add just enough dark contrast without taking away from the Blue tones of the sneaker. To finish off the look, all of this goodness sits atop a White midsole and University Blue sole. 

I really can’t personally tell you the last time a sneaker colorway was this well done – however, it could be that I’m a huge Blue fan or that I live 30 minutes from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Regardless of the reason, these Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG University Blues are not going to last long this Saturday, March 6th. In fact, I’ve already seen tweets from OG collectors asking anyone and everyone for a hand in grabbing their pair. Do not sleep on this release as they are a must-have for the collection. Be sure to follow our social accounts and refresh the blog for all release and raffle info. Good luck out there!

The Air Jordan 1 “University Blue” is available March 6, 2021, and retail for $170 USD both in stores and online at

Will Hardison

Will became a Sneakerhead with his first pair of Jordan 12s in 6th grade. He is a graduate from East Carolina University and currently lives in Raleigh, NC with his wife and two children. Proudly, he owns a Tinker Hatfield signed magazine. Follow him on Twitter @willhardison


  1. Man at DTLR for Ford City location in Chicago wouldn’t even let me finish my question and kept saying they aren’t getting the shoe at all. Yet, here they are on the list. Extremely rude and a liar! Probably planning on keeping shoes for his staff

  2. Y’all employees are backdooring. Same situation as above, they say they have no info. I don’t even waste my time waking up early to stand in your line anymore. They let in 2 people, then come out and say all sizes sold out. This is every single Jordan release.

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