The Air Jordan 4 “White/Cement” has already made its comeback earlier this year, while the Air Jordan 3 OG ’88 “True Blue” and the Air Jordan 11 “Space Jam” are scheduled to return later this year. 2017 will also be the year in which Jordan Brand will bring back the Air Jordan 17. 2016 has already proven to be the year of revival, with comeback after comeback of original Air Jordan colorways, and it seems that next year will be following in its wake. The Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Metallic Navy” returned this year and one of its counterparts from the same collection will return in 2017.
Back in 1985, Jordan Brand had dropped an Air Jordan 1 High OG “Metallic Collection,” but only a few of those had later received the retro treatment. The Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Metallic Navy” was among those that Jordan Brand decided not to release initially, so in took twenty-one years for it to get retro’d, which finally happened in 2016. Despite retailing as a retro at a price of $160 on June 4th, it looked more like a remastered rendition. Now, 2017 will mark the comeback of another installment from the Og “Metallic Collection.”
As most sneakerheads are probably aware, the 2016 version of Air Jordan 1 “Banned” or “Bred” recently arrived at retailers. The latest news within the sneaker community is that apparently the 2017 will also mark the return of the Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Metallic Red.” Considering that one colorway from the “Metallic Collection” has already returned this year, so this news should come as too much of a surprise. Once again, the iteration will likely be remastered, along with bearing the “Nike Air” logo on its tongues, with the absence of the “Jumpman” branding on the heels.
It is indeed quite early to be thinking about next year’s Jordan releases, but there is no harm in keeping an eye out, especially since release details are already being rumored. So, the Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Metallic Red” may end up once again arriving at retailers in May 2017 and its retail price could be $160.
Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Metallic Red”
Release Date: May 2017
555088-103 | $160