When I saw leaked images of these, I knew I had to have them. 1/3 Carolina blue, 1/3 Obsidian blue and 1/3 Sail; it’s like these kicks were made specifically for my preferred color pallette. Sure, I might bleed green but I look best in blue.
The oversaturation of Jordan 1 releases the past few years has been a talking point amongst the sneaker community. Most sneakerheads would look at my collection and scoff at me owning “Turbo Green’s” and “Obsidians” before “Shadows” or “Chicago’s;” but the truth is, I wish I did have the classic models but I’m not willing to pay a resell price to get them. My stance is “If I can’t get em, I don’t need em” (word to Smoke DZA on the latest episode of Full Size Run). The “Obsidians” are just another case of me getting lucky with the Nike SNKRS app. I woke up 5 days before these were set to release with a notification on my phone. The notification read simply, “we’ve reserved your pair until 5pm.” Groggily, I stared at my phone trying to decipher what the cryptic message meant. As realization dawned on me, I hurriedly opened the app and saw these beauties just sitting in my cart. My jaw dropped.
Two days before these were set for a wide release, I came home to a large package on my doorstep. I could see the Nike check on the side of the box all the way from the street as I pulled into the driveway. I ripped the cardboard box open and slid the old school black and red Nike box out of its cardboard home. Immediately upon lifting the lid, I could smell the leather. Lifting the tissue paper up, the smell only got stronger and more intoxicating as I laid eyes on this beautiful pair of sneakers. They looked perfect. The University blue is a creamy light North Carolina blue that only Jordan Brand could create. The Obsidian a dark and harsh contrast to the lighter blue hues. The perfect blend of light and dark.
Securing this pair was a big moment for my sneaker collecting prowess. I’ve worn them twice already and each time eyeballs find my feet before even looking at my face. To be honest, it’s a great feeling to wear a pair of kicks like this and have people slobbering all over them. Personally, this pair just fits with me. I have a crazy amount of blue sneakers and this pair is just the cherry on top. I love everything about them and I was lucky to be able to secure them.