Coming Soon: Women’s-Exclusive Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Newstalgia”

The Air Jordan 1 High is a silhouette that the sneaker world can’t get enough of at the moment. As such, the model has seen countless iterations with various materials, colors, and cuts over the years to keep up with the ever-increasing demand. But if you think you’ve seen it all, you’d be wrong.

Later this month, Jordan Brand is set to release a new women’s-exclusive take on the model, dubbed the Air Jordan 1 High “Newstalgia.”

By combining the words “new” and “nostalgia,” the brand has invented one that best exemplifies the feeling that this colorway is meant to give Jordan enthusiasts. The nostalgic portion of the two-syllable noun is no-doubt the silhouette itself – the original Air Jordan 1 High from 1985 – and the “Varsity Red”-and-white color scheme, which mimics the one from the “New Beginnings” pack from 2020.

So then, what’s new about the release? The addition of fuzzy chenille Swooshes – like ones used for letterman jackets – is an unexpected twist. They pop off the white base and complement the “Varsity Red” leather overlays found throughout. That same chenille material is also featured on the sneaker’s removable hangtag.

The two-toned proposition is contrasted by “Light Iron Ore” hits at the tongue and along the ankle collars. White rubber midsole units support the upper, while “Varsity Red” rubber outsoles cap off the colorway. Looking to grab a pair? Head over to or your nearest DTLR store on July 23rd. Retail is set at $170.