08/29/2020 ~ erik anson

Image via House of Heat

Hello all, happy to be coming to you from SFS. We have a brand new sneaker release to check in with y’all. The Air Jordan 1 “Bio Hack” will be launching on your Nike SNKRS app Friday, September 4th for $170.

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Feel free to skip to Release Info and Conclusion now to get the need to know details for this release. Next we’ll be going over the specs.

The Looks and Inspiration

After first unveiling the Air Jordan 1 High Zoom “Rage Green” modeled after the Brut Dunk earlier this month, it appears that there’s another classic Dunk-inspired Air Jordan 1 on the way, this time taking on a similar aesthetic of 2005’s Undefeated x Nike Dunk High NL — a pair dubbed the Air Jordan 1 “Bio Hack”.

Undefeated NL Dunk, Image via Sneaker News

In 2005, LA label Undefeated linked up with the Swoosh on the slimmer “NL”  — No Liner — Dunk for a creative take on them. Right in the midst of the SB Dunk Low’s prime, the vibrant colors and premium materials on UNDFTD’s efforts perfectly encapsulated collaborations of the era, yet stood alone as an audacious piece. The Tier 0 release was limited to just 5000 pairs worldwide and still remains a grail for many, with pairs fetching $1000 or more on the aftermarket.

Now, like the Brut SB Dunk from 2007, it is honored by the Air Jordan 1 in 2020, with the thematics of the pair set to transfer to the similarly-built silhouette. While first depicted to be a straight transfer of blocking, first looks provided by show that, although it arrives in a like construction and palate, it’s blocking is significantly different to that of the Undefeated Dunk.

Starting at the bottom, sole units arrive in a similar green and black, while uppers constructed in suede, leather, and nylon provide the most noticeable switch-ups. Collar and heel overlays arrive in Baroque Brown suede, with eyelet and toe overlays boasting a faded navy blue. Nylon tongues arrive in a vibrant Laser Orange, complete with a retro-inspired tongue tag, whilst liners arrive in neon Racer Pink. Remaining unchanged is the black suede quarter panels, blue toes, and black laces.

Take a look at the pair below, and see if they’re something you’d like to have on feet. Black or pink laces?

Image via House of Heat
Image via House of Heat
Image via House of Heat
Image via House of Heat
Image via House of Heat

Conclusion and Resale Anticipation

If you’re wondering my thoughts on this shoe… it’s fire. I believe the inspiration combined with the execution is flawless. Hearing a meaningful backstory like this has to have you fired up, in my opinion. This isn’t color-blocking that we’ve seen a thousand times slapped with new pantones. It’s not exactly a paint-by-numbers type shoe if you know what I mean. And for that, I commend it.

Right now the early sales are killing it. While the average resale price is a whopping $474, the most recent of sales are trending in the high $300 bracket. With the Jordan 1 having such immense popularity, this is a certified slam dunk for reselling. How much you say? In the case for most Air Jordan 1’s releasing of recent like the Rage Green, Satin Snake, and Smoke Grey, the bubble deflates a little but still remains strong for well above retail. On the Bio Hack, it’s safe to say these should resell in the high $200 to low $300 tier.

Release Info/Where to Buy

RELEASE DATE: Friday, September 4th @10am EST
RETAIL PRICE: $170
AVERAGE RESALE VALUE: $295 
RETAIL POINTS: Nike SNKRS

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Initial thoughts on the Air Jordan 1 Bio Hack?

– Erik