Jordan Brand’s first-ever releases of the Air Jordan 1 Low KO are starting to stack, this week adding a ‘Dark Royal Blue’ pair to the list of upcoming drops.

The Air Jordan 1 KO was originally released in 1986 as a takedown model for the premier AJ1. Constructed from canvas and featuring a simplified construction with fewer panels, the model was more accessible thanks to its lower price point. After the first-ever low top version released with Union last year, Jordan is following up with standard issue colorways. Pairs have already been leaked in Bred and Shadow colorways, and now a ‘Royal Blue’ pair has emerged. The base layer of canvas comes in white, with Dark Royal Blue overlays. Leather Swooshes and metal eyelets add an extra premium touch.


Jordan Brand’s first releases of the Jordan 1 KO Low have not been announced for release, though they are expected to begin soon. The blue colorway of the canvas model will be available via SNKRS and select retailers for $120. Check out the early images below for a better look, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more Jordan release news.

Air Jordan 1 KO Low “Kentucky”
Release Date: 2023
Price: $120
Color: White/Dark Royal Blue-Sail
Style Code: DX4981-103

UPDATE 9/2023: Several months after its European release, Nike’s official images of the ‘Kentucky’ AJ1KO Low have surfaced, meaning a stateside drop is around the corner.

UPDATE 5/4/23: After an initial release in select European retailers on May 1st, the ‘Royal Blue’ Air Jordan 1 KO Low is gearing up for its stateside release.

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