Air Jordan Retro 1 High Zoom Zen Green
A perfect reimagining of the classic Air Jordan.
The Air Jordan Retro 1 High Zoom Zen Green was released in the U.S. in August of 2020 after quickly selling out all over Europe and Asia the previous June. This latest revamped version of the classic Air Jordan has some of the best and most comfortable cushioning we’ve ever experienced. This is thanks in large part to the Nike Zoom technology integrated directly into the design. In fact, this is only the third air-cushioned Jordan 1 ever made. Aiming to top both of its predecessors, Nike has produced a ‘best of both worlds’ shoe.
From an aesthetic standpoint, the classic silhouette is here in all its retro glory. The green “Tomatillo” suede panels on the upper and full-grain black leather overlays are by far the most distinctive features of the latest Air Jordan model. The black and “Zen green” color scheme makes these sneakers stand out from the pack, and the Nike Swoosh along the quarters is composed of a dazzling and lustrous material with a semi-shimmering finish. That stitching along the Swoosh are “rage green” color and help the logo stand out even more.
The translucent ice-blue outsole and arctic-white midsole balance out the design. We don’t quite know how Nike did it, but these shoes are both hot and cool at the same time. Admittedly, the color scheme doesn’t quite pop and catch the eye in the way that the Jordan 1 High Zoom’s hot-blue colorway did. But the more muted colors of the green and black variant make for a nice contrast with other sneakers out there.
Features of the Air Jordan Retro 1 High Zoom Zen Green
- Advanced Nike Zoom technology incorporated into the design, providing exceptional cushioning and comfort
- Green suede uppers
- Full-grain black leather overlays
- Muted color scheme that stands in stark contrast to previous Air Jordan and Jordan 1 models
- Reflective and lustrous Swoosh logo guaranteed to catch people’s attention
- Translucent blue outsole revealing a Z-laden gradient.
- Sturdy and ergonomic white midsole
All in all, the Air Jordan Retro 1 High Zoom Zen Green is a more-than-worthy successor to the classic Air Jordan line that we all know and love.