The Air Jordan 1 ‘Rebellionaire’ will take a familiar yet classic colorway and give them a Banned makeover. The release is on the calendar for 2022 and will bring back the ‘X’ on the heel.
The ‘Rebellionaire’ Air Jordan 1 High OG is a tribute to the original ‘Banned’ Air Jordan commercial. In the commercial, the narrator is heard saying, ’Fortunately, the NBA can’t stop you from wearing them’ (referencing the Air Jordan 1 ‘Bred,’ although the true model banned was the Air Ship, but that’s another story).
Furthermore, the name ‘Rebellionaire’ is Jordan Brand’s way of stating Michael Jordan was a rebel. Each game, MJ wore the pair, and the NBA fined him $5,000. Using this as a marketing strategy, Nike offered to pay the fines if Jordan continued to wear the shoes. He did, and Nike would push market the shoes as being banned.
Instead of using a traditional Black and Red colorway, this Air Jordan 1 comes dressed in a Black, White, and Particle Grey color combination. The color blocking resembles that classic ‘Shadow’ Air Jordan 1. However, the shade of Grey used is lighter. The pair will also have a distressed leather upper and possibly 3M reflective (this is not confirmed). Throughout, you will see text that reads ’They can’t stop you from wearing them,’ referencing the commercial, and on the heel is a Red ‘X.’ Lastly, a White midsole and a Grey rubber outsole finish the look.
Air Jordan 1 Rebellionaire Release Details
You can expect the Air Jordan 1 High OG ‘Rebellionaire’ to release at select retailers on March 19th, 2022. The retail price is $170. This pair will be available exclusively at NBHD doors. As soon as we have more information, we will make sure to update you. If you miss out, you can buy your size at Goat and Flight Club.
Color: Black/White-Particle Grey
Release Date: March 19, 2022
Style Code: 555088-036
Where to Buy the Air Jordan 1 Rebellionaire
Update (3/6): We received exclusive details on the Air Jordan 1 High OG ‘Rebellionaire,’ which will not be releasing on SNKRS, Nike.com, or Foot Sites. The pair will first release at 6 NBHD stores on March 12th. Those stores are: Undefeated, Unknwn, Kicking It, All The Right, Corporate, and Makeway.
Additional US NBHD stores will release the ‘Rebellionaire’ Air Jordan 1 High OG on March 19th. Here is a list of Neighborhood doors that may be carrying the shoes on March 19th: AWOL, Bodega, Concepts, Phenom Global, Svrn, Union, Active Athlete, Kicks Lounge, Juice, Feature, Sneaker Politics, Saint Alfred, Wish, Likelihood, RSVP, Rock City Kicks, Puffer Reds, SoleFly, Lapstone and Hammer, Premium Goods, Extra Butter, Social Status, A Ma Maniere, Rooted, Burn Rubber, Shoe Gallery, Up NYC, Notre, Darkside Initiative, Stashed, Sole Play, and Crème 321. Check out the official photos below.
Update (2/24): Unfortunately, the ‘Rebellionaire’ Air Jordan 1 High OG release date has been pushed back. Initially scheduled to launch on March 12th, the pair will now debut on March 18th according to zsneakerheadz.
Update (11/28): New photos have arrived of the ‘Rebellionaire’ Air Jordan 1 High OG that’s scheduled to release on March 12th.
Check out on-feet photos of the Air Jordan 1 High OG ‘Rebellionaire’ via yankeekicks.
Air Jordan 1 Rebellionaire On-Feet
Update (11/4): Check out this detailed look at the ‘Rebellionaire’ Air Jordan 1 that will launch on March 12th. Images via ryivibes.
The image used is an accurate mock-up via zsneakerheadz.