The Retro Revival: Air Jordan 1 Low 85 ‘Metallic Navy’

Sneakerheads, hold your breath! The iconic Air Jordan 1 Low 85 ‘Metallic Navy’ is making a much-anticipated comeback. A classic that first graced the sneaker scene back in 1985, this low-top pair is set to hit the shelves once again in the Spring of 2024. With a bit of nostalgia, a dose of style, and a whole lot of history, the 85 ‘Metallic Navy’ is more than just footwear; it’s a statement.

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The Classic Rebirth

The return of the ‘Metallic Navy’ is a nod to the classic Metallic Blue Lows from 1985. Crafted with attention to the original design, the sneakers bear a slight intentional yellowing, a playful tribute to their age. A simple flex, the Air Jordan 1 Low 85 ‘Metallic Navy’ flaunts smooth white leather and shiny navy blue hints.

The Metallic Collection

The ‘Metallic Navy’ Jordans are a part of the iconic seven colorways from the 1985 metallic Jordan 1 series. Their debut year was a strong one, blessing us with historic colorways like “Chicago” and “Banned”. But the metallic collection is not to be forgotten. After all, the ‘Metallic Navy’ is the return of one of the eight iconic colorways if you count the navy low-tops.

First Glimpse

The Air Jordan 1 Low 85 ‘Metallic Navy’ made a surprise appearance in the hands of fragment designer Hiroshi Fujiwara in 2023, followed by official looks from Nike during the Spring 2024 reveal.

Release Details

The much-awaited pairs are loaded on END.’s release calendar and are set to drop on January 12 via draw. The Air Jordan 1 Low 85 ‘Metallic Navy’ isn’t on Nike SNKRS yet, but they’ll land on Nike’s release app soon. So, have those coins ready. Nike also plans to revive the Jordan 1 High “Metallic Burgundy” (also from the metallic collection), in addition to dishing out Metallic Gold Jordan 1s and Jordan 4s.

Product Details

The Air Jordan 1 Low 85 ‘Metallic Navy’ features smooth white leather, shiny navy blue accents, and metallic finishes on the Swoosh logos and heel tabs. The design includes white leather uppers and nylon tongues, complemented by a dark navy rubber sole and a clean white midsole. Metallic navy Nike branding on the tongue and a white Wings logo on the heels add to the aesthetics.

The Air Jordan 1 Low 85 ‘Metallic Navy’ arrives in a Summit White, Navy, and White color scheme. The kicks are constructed from a White leather upper alongside matching nylon tongues. Navy Blue with Metallic finishes adorns the Swoosh logos and heel tabs. More Navy hits land on the “Nike Air” on the tongue tags and rubber outsole. A Summit White midsole completes the look.

Retail Price

Retailing for $175, look for the Air Jordan 1 Low 85 ‘Metallic Navy’ to release during Spring 2024 at select retailers and Nike SNKR.

Where to Buy

First Come First Serve Raffles Marketplaces StockX, Europe Foot District, Coming Soon Fri, Jan 12 2024 09:00 AM CET for $175. Naked Coming Soon Fri, Jan 12 2024 09:00 AM CET

END. Clothing Raffle

Here’s some exciting news for the fans. You can enter the END. Clothing Raffle on their website; to get your chance to win this iconic pair of kicks at the retail price of $175.00.

Sneaker Updates

Kicking off 2024, we’ll see the release of the Air Jordan 1 High OG Yellow Ochre. Is this a must-cop? Stay tuned for updates.


The 85 ‘Metallic Navy’ is more than just a pair of shoes; it’s a piece of history. With its smooth white leather, shiny navy blue hints, and nostalgic design, it’s a must-have for any sneaker enthusiast. Mark your calendars for January 12, and get ready to own a piece of sneaker history.

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