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Air Jordan 2 Chicago Staying True to 1987 Original

By November 24, 2022June 22nd, 2023Jordan, Nike

Air Jordan 2 Chicago - AIO BotSo, if you haven’t noticed by now, the Jordan Brand has a pattern. It’s a thing that has become more like a ritual for the Jordan Brand to go back into its archives. And from there, they pull out undervalued pairs for re-releases, including the Air Jordan 2. This year has definitely been all about the AJ2s featuring: A Ma Maniere, Maison Château Rouge, Titan 22, Union LA, and J Balvin. And now, we’re getting the all-new OG colorway, the Air Jordan 2 Chicago.

Technically speaking, we can credit the revival of the Air Jordan 2 to Virgil Abloh with the Off-White Jordan. Ever since then, the silhouette came back to life better than ever! Because, before that, the 2s were like the middle kid of the Jordan Brand. Not anymore though!

And, despite rumors saying that the Air Jordan 2 Chicago will drop in October, it’s actually a Christmas sneaker! Actually, to be more specific, it’s a New Year’s Eve sneaker! So, now that we’ve got official news on the release, let’s dive right into it!

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So, the Air Jordan 2 Chicago is doubly special. This is because it is the model that MJ wore during the 1987 Slam Dunk Contest! And so, the Jordan Brand is making sure that the 2022 version lines up with the OG! It comes with the legendary Varsity Red, White, and Black color scheme. 

Therefore, the Jordan 2 Chicago comes in smooth white leather uppers with lizard-skin overlays. And, providing the contrast, we’ve got jet-black nylon sock liners, laces, and midsoles. Also, we’ve got the iconic Varsity Red accents on the winged branding on the tongue, heel counter, and sectioned tread. And, to stay true to the 1987 original, these Jordans will include the original packaging. This means OG Jordan ‘Wings’ box, Wings logo hangtag, and a booklet that comes with it too!

Finally, the Air Jordan 2 Chicago drops on the 30th of December for $200 at Nike SNKRs and select retailers. It will also come in full-family sizes, so make sure you check out our guide on Jordan sizes above!

On a final note, we do hope that you’ve got a solid plan on how you’re going to cop these Js. Because, if we’ve learned anything from previous Chicagos, it’s that they sell out FAST. And, with a resale value at almost double the retail, there’s obviously money here. So, this also means that copping the Jordan 2 Chicago in bulk is BIG money. Basically, you can’t mess this up. If you’re feeling insecure now, we got you covered. Click on the button below for the ultimate sneaker-copping cheat sheet!

Air Jordan 2 Chicago Release Information

Release Date: December 30th, 2022
Colorway: White – Varsity Red – Black
Style Code: DX2454-106
Retail Price: $200
Average Resale: $408

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