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A Closer Look at The Air Jordan 1 “Friends & Family” PE Sample

Dearica Marie, a forward for the Las Vegas Aces, showed off the player-exclusive Air Jordan 1 “Friends & Family” pair that was given to all Jordan Brand athletes earlier this year.


English Sole recently gave us a closer look at a sample edition with an ever-changing color scheme that gives off a full top-to-bottom chameleon vibe. The idea is dope but on the execution side, not so really. Feels like staring a fly in the eyes.

With only 80 pairs made, the PE design chose a Teal tumble leather base that can appear as a Midnight Blue hue changing into Lime Green, while it can also appear more Teal in brighter settings with purple and blue tones.


It is a hybrid of the AJ 1 Zoom “Fearless” and AJ 1 Retro High OG “All-Star” that were released in 2017 to commemorate the annual NBA event in New Orleans. The toe box, tongue, laces, and main lateral Swoosh are all black, which helps to tone down the design. The handpainted midsole, which sits atop a black rubber outsole, features the same textured pattern as the uppers.