Air Jordan 1 AJKO Chicago 2021 History, Release Details, and Estimated Resell

The canvas-built Air Jordan 1 returns in Jordan Brand’s most iconic colorway this May! The Air Jordan 1 AJKO Chicago 2021 release date is on May 12th for a retail price of $140! Stick around as we dive in for all the details!

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Almost 7 years after the first retro of the Air Jordan 1 AJKO Chicago, it wouldn’t be a stretch to assume that this return is highly anticipated. Before we estimate its resale, let me walk you through the history of the AJKO Air Jordan.

Air Jordan History | AJKO

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Peter Moore would design the sneaker that would become one of the most iconic in history. Arguably even the catalyst for sneaker culture and sneaker reselling.

The Air Jordan 1 released in 1985 as a signature sneaker for Michael Jordan. These were specially tailored sneakers with a trimmed-out sole, allowing MJ to better feel the court beneath him just as he preferred.

Later on, this sneaker would be the canvas of many collaborations and also experiments which Jordan brand did not wait long to conduct.

In 1986, the Jump-Man released an Air Jordan that completely swapped out the leather for a canvas material. Although the colorway was in the typical Chicago Bulls’ theme, this new material gave the sneakers an entirely new look.

It’s long been speculated about the meaning “AJKO” and unfortunately, there’s still no definitive answer. Although many have guessed that it refers to “Knock-Out”, it holds no relevance to Jordan Brand nor the Air Jordan.

By the looks of things, Jordan Brand might be keeping fans in the dark about this new release as well.

Fortunately, these sneakers are often very profitable. To estimate resale for the AJKO Chicago colorway, let’s head over to StockX.

Air Jordan 1 AJKO Chicago (2014)

Air Jordan 1 AJKO 2014 Resale

Retail Price: $140 

Peak Resell: $480

Release Date: 03/15/2014


Released in 2014, this colorway marks the first retro of the AJKO Chicago since 1986.

The uppers are constructed predominantly with canvas while parts of the collars feature leather with a black AJKO Wings logo. The rest of the upper comes in typical Chicago Bulls-themed colors. White midsoles and red outsoles complete the design.

Its average selling price on StockX is $310 which is a $170 gross profit. Expect similar profits from the 2021 version, perhaps slightly slower.

Air Jordan 1 AJKO Chicago 2021 | A Closer Look


Retail Price: $140

Estimated Resell: $270

Release Date: May 12th/2021


These Jordan 1 Highs feature a color scheme that’s close to identical to 2014 versions.

Canvas covers most of the upper, appearing in a Gym Red hue on the eye stays and scuff guards while presenting itself onto the toe boxes, side panels, and throats in a crisp white shade.

White canvas tongues feature red “Nike” branding while the collars are made up of black and red leather that also appears on the rear panels and lateral Swooshes.

White insoles, AJKO-Jordan Wings logos on the collars, white midsoles, and red outsoles finish off the design.

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How To Buy For Retail

You can buy this Air Jordan at select retailers and Nike SNKRS comes May 12th. The retail price for men’s sizes is set at $140.

Estimated Resell

The Chicago AJ1 AJKO was popular when it re-released in 2014 I believe they’ll still be highly anticipated, likely selling out very quickly.

Using my estimated resell value, expect gross profits of over $100 per pair. According to our Hype Meter, that’s “Good”.


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Air Jordan 1 AJKO Chicago 2021

Retail Price: $140

Estimated Resell: $270

Release Date: May 12th/2021

Where to Buy: (Retail) Nike SNKRS

                       (Resale) StockX


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Mohammad Yousaf

Mohammad Yousaf

As a business student, Mohammad was thoroughly impressed with where the secondary market was heading for sneakers. He quickly realized that what used to be considered as a side hustle, was now the main income stream for many. He has studied the game ever since.


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