The Air Jordan 1.5 "The Return" saw its first public release ever last month, and although they weren't quite as hyped as their "Chicago" Air Jordan 1 counterpart, many 'heads jumped at the chance to own a true piece of Jordan history. 

To the uninitiated, they may look like the same shoe. Ask the average sneakerhead, and they'll tell you the difference is the midsole — the 1.5 "The Return" swaps the original rubber tooling for the Air Jordan 2's polyurethane setup. But take a closer look and you'll find that that's only the beginning.

Highsnobiety dropped off these detailed shots, which should help you spot every small variation between the two historic sneakers.