Firstly, this pair is inspired by the famous Air Jordan 1 Celtics that dropped back in 2009 as part of a Defining Moment Pack (DMP) drop. The first DMP was released in 2006 and comprised of 2 sneakers, an Air Jordan 6 and an Air Jordan 11. The DMPs are a way for Jordan Brand to tell a story and is usually used to pay tribute to Jordan’s fantastic accomplishments and iconic moments. DMP releases are a great way to give sneakerheads another shot at being able to own their grail sneaker or simply own an iconic silhouette in an iconic colourway.



These colourways were chosen specifically as this DMP release was inspired by the legendary Bulls vs Celtics playoff games from the 1986 season. Michael Jordan scored a staggering 63 points against the Celtics at Old Boston Garden. This is the game where the Larry Bird said the famous quote “I think it’s just God disguised as Michael Jordan”.
As mentioned, the Lucky Greens are based on the 2009 Celtics Air Jordan 1 and features the iconic “Black Toe” colour blocking that always features solid black Swooshes. Another difference from the ’09 release is that the tongue no longer dons the Jordan Jumpman logo and instead features the “Nike Air” branding. Although this release isn’t a DMP release like the 2009 sneaker, the Air Jordan 1 Lucky Greens give you a chance to own a piece of history and a sneaker that tells a unique story about the great, Michael Jordan.

The Air Jordan 1 Lucky Greens is a highly anticipated addition to the Air Jordan 1 line-up. The sneaker features a predominantly green upper, with hits of black throughout. Besides the upper, the laces, heel and outsoles are also made from the same green. The leather used for the uppers is genuine full-grain leather which gives the shoe a premium feel. The iconic Nike swoosh is featured in black leather and the Air Jordan wings logo is embossed in black on the ankle collar.

The sneaker sits atop a white midsole and green outsole, completing the look. Of course, the Air Jordan 1 Lucky Greens isn't just about aesthetics. The shoe features all the technical aspects that make the Air Jordan 1 so popular among basketball players and sneaker enthusiasts alike. The shoe features Nike Air cushioning in the heel for added comfort to make them comfortable for daily wear.

Ultimately, the Air Jordan 1 High Lucky Green release offers sneakerheads a fresh colourway combined with classic design elements and high-quality materials. This is definitely a hot drop that will become an all-time classic. If you are unlucky with tomorrow’s release, be patient as we will definitely be having multiple pairs come in and we are expecting these to sell fast! Keep an eye on our website or come chat to us in-store to see when we will be getting some stock.

Levi Niekerk