The Air Jordan 1 Mid “Banned ” showcases a familiar palette that recalls the iconic Black/Red AJ1 from 1985, inaccurately mythologized as the shoe that earned Michael Jordan a $5,000 fine every time the rookie wore the two-tone colorway during NBA games. (The real culprit was the Nike Air Ship.) Like its predecessor, this pair utilizes a leather upper in a contrasting black and red finish. Color blocking is nearly identical to the original, save for an added hit of red on the shortened eyestay. A red Jumpman icon replaces Nike Air branding on the woven tongue tag.