In addition to the [“Urban Haze/Armed Forces” Air Jordan Retro 1] that we posted last month, Jordan Brand is also set to release a lighter colored “Walnut/Armed Forces” Air Jordan Retro 1 later this month. Like the “Urban Haze/Armed Forces” Retro 1, the “Walnut/Armed Forces” Air Jordan Retro 1 is dedicated to the Men and Woman of the Armed Force and Michael Jordan’s brother James Ronald “Ronnie” Jordan.
Ronnie Jordan, Michael Jordan’s older brother, served 31 years in the Armed Forces, 1 more year than the required serving time as he chose to accompany his brigade through a 1 year tour of duty through Iraq. At the time of his retirement, Ronnie held the rank of Command Sergeant Major of the 35th Signal Brigade, the Army’s only airborne signal brigade. His rank is the top job for an enlisted signal soldier. To commemorate, Ronnie’s rank, Jordan Brand placed an embroidered rank emblem at the outer heel of the sneaker. The rank emblem closely resembles the rank emblem Ronnie held but was slightly altered to respect the Armed Service and the soldiers that obtain the rank.
Both “Armed Forces” Air Jordan Retro 1s are set to release on May 24th.
05/24/2008 Air Jordan 1
325514-221 Pearl White/Hay-Walnut
For more on the “Armed Forces” Air Jordan Retro 1, watch [the KATC StockRoom for May 2008]
More Pics of the “Walnut/Armed Forces” Air Jordan Retro 1 after the Jump