The wait is almost over.
The "Royal" Air Jordan 1s will be making their return to retailers tomorrow alongside a similarly styled Air Jordan 31 in what Jordan Brand has dubbed the "Flight Guy" Collection.
That moniker comes from the iconic poster that MJ shot with sports photographer Chuck Kuhn back in 1985 in which he donned his beloved royal blue and black Air Jordan 1s.
"On a cold, crisp morning in 1985, famed sports photographer Chuck Kuhn stepped onto a remote Oregon airstrip to shoot a rising basketball star -- Michael Jordan. Rather than wear his team’s iconic red and black, Jordan chose his personal favorite colors: royal blue and black. The shoe he wore that day, the Air Jordan I black/royal, was the first AJ I offered for purchase to the public. The portrait became an iconic poster, coined the Flight Guy — its image etched in street and sport style memory."
Both the "Royal" Air Jordan 1 and "Royal" Air Jordan 31, aka the "Flight Guy Collection," will be releasing tomorrow, April 1st for $160 and $185, respectively.