In 2023, Jordan Brand appears to be recycling, repurposing, or rejigging classic colorways, with several reworks already in the works. The brand has made it a priority to pay homage to its own history, as evidenced by the Air Jordan 3 “White Cement” and the Air Jordan 5 “Aqua,” both of which were inspired by the Air Jordan 8. New ladies-only Air Jordan 1 High Reverse Laney joins that assignment as it borrows and reverses its inspiration from Mike’s old high school (pictured below)
Sneaker sleuth @zSneakerheadz has confirmed that the release will be close to a complete inversion, but it’s not exactly a negative of the release. Varsity Maize uppers with Varsity Royal overlays will be featured in 2023’s women’s-only model, which will have a sail and blue sole. It’s rumored to have white tongues—though don’t be surprised if they’re also yellow—blue lining, and yellow Wings motifs. A woven tongue finish is also rumored to be in the works.
Take a look at the Photoshop mock-up of the Spring 2023 release below to get a sense of what to expect. During the brand’s final stages before a retail release, materials and blocking may be subject to change.
The Air Jordan 1 High Reverse Laney is currently scheduled to release in Spring 2023 in women’s sizes up to 14W/12.5M.
Air Jordan 1 High Reverse Laney
Release Date: Spring 2023
Color: Varsity Royal-Varsity Maize-Sail