Every so often Nike releases a colourway that has instant classic written all over it. Whether it’s been crafted by an in-demand designer or it comes dressed in a colour scheme that’s proven hugely successful down the years, every once in a while one comes along and you just know it’s gonna set the place on fire.

In the lead up to the festive period, Nike’s basketball arm, Jordan Brand, have been sending out an avalanche of incredible new colourways, but one upcoming release that’s really piqued our attention is the soon-to-arrive Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “University Gold”, which is a true classic in the making.

Coming as a two-part pack, this one arrives alongside its blue-infused counterpart, but while both are set to go down a treat with sneakerheads, it’s the “University Gold” which arguably makes the boldest statement out of the two. The shoe combines white leather uppers and matte black overlays with a gold panel to the rear and an eye-catching dose of volt yellow to the upper ankle panel. The colour scheme is bold, brazen and it’s bound to command attention with every step you take – if you’re lucky enough to cop a pair, that is… which is a pretty big “if”.

That’s because if some of the previous Nike High Retro OG style are anything to go by, you might have your work cut out if you’re hoping to strike lucky and get yourself a pair, with many of the past releases proving especially popular. In fact, if you take a quick look at similar styles of the same mould that have been released previously, you’ll see some of them fetching multiple times their original retail price on the resale market.

Past “Retro” AJ1s are currently changing hands for between £200 – £2000 on our resale market, but with this style likely to prove popular it’ll probably sit closer to the top end of that price range. If that turns out to be true, as with all lucrative styles those pesky resellers will be pulling out all the stops to sweep up the available stock come release day.

The Air Jordan 1 High Retro OG “University Gold” is yet to receive an official release date, although it’s expected to arrive sometime in spring 2021. We’ll be sure to keep you in the loop as with all Air Jordans soon as more information becomes available.