Taking classic silhouettes and placing them on a different outsoles helps the shoe take on a whole new persona — we've seen this done with the Nike Dunk AC to great success. Jordan applies the same method to the beloved Air Jordan 1, taking the legendary shape and dressing it up in a smooth obsidian suede and leather combo and placing it on a simple, light-bone colored vulcanized sole. With the addition of some white striped cord laces and elephant print on the Swoosh, the Air Jordan V.1 definitely retains what we love about the original but with a whole new vibe. Hit up your local Jordan Brand retailer, as they should be on shelves now. 

[via Shoe Get]