The Air Jordan 1 High ’85 “Georgetown” has been added to the Jordan Brand’s retro line-up for the upcoming year. For the next iteration of the OG-spec sneaker, the brand will once again turn to its own vault for inspiration, digging deep to find an absolute gem. ZSneakerheadz claims that the pair will bear a striking resemblance to the original Georgetown Air Jordan 1 samples that were created in the early stages of design between 1984 and 1985. (pictured below).
Considering that designer Peter Moore had previously worked on the Dunks before creating the Air Jordan 1, it’s no surprise that college colors showed up during the sampling process. The Air Jordan 1 High ’85 “Georgetown” set to release in 2022 is expected to keep the same color scheme, with Tech Grey leather uppers, Navy leather overlays and rubber outsoles, and white nylon tongues and midsoles. It is unlikely that the Hoyas embroidery will replace the Wings motif as seen above. In honor of Peter Moore’s now nearly four-decade-old sample, the most likely scenario is the one shown in the mock-up below.
Update 10.23.21 / A first look at the Air Jordan 1 High ’85 “Georgetown” has arrived courtesy of @earlypairs — and, as expected, the pair is a direct tribute to the original Hoyas sample pictured above. Grab a quick look at the pair and mock-up here below.
Update 01.21.22 / Official images of the Air Jordan 1 High ’85 “Georgetown” have landed ahead of their release this April.
Air Jordan 1 High ’85 “Georgetown”
Release Date: April 2, 2022
Style Code: BQ4422-400
Color: College Navy/Summit White-Tech Grey