Comparison of the ‘Game Royal’ Air Jordan 1 vs. the Fragment x Air Jordan 1

The Air Jordan 1 ‘Game Royal’ takes on the same color blocking approach of the Chicago edition which will debut during February 2018.

About Air Jordan 1 Game Royal

This Air Jordan 1 comes dressed in a Game Royal, Summit White and Black color combination but the highlight is the color blocking which mimics that of the iconic ‘Chicago’ release. Featuring Game Royal on the overlays while constructed with leather, White lands on the panels, toe box and midsole. Finishing the look is Black on Nike Air branding, Wings, laces and Nike Swoosh while Game Royal Blue lands on the outsole.

Air Jordan 1 Game Royal Release Date

The Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG Game Royal will release at select Jordan Release date 2018. Once available the retail price will be $160. Once we have additional information

Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG
Game Royal/Summit White-Black
February 2018
555088-403
$160

About Fragment x Air Jordan 1 Story

The 2014 Fragment x Air Jordan 1 remains a highpoint of resell prices for modern colorways of Michael Jordan’s first signature sneaker, the shoes now selling for upwards of $1,700. There are still occasional opportunities to buy them for a fraction of that price though, as with the recent pairs that landed at Marshall’s or the rare restocks.

Do the stores know what product they have in stock?

Everyone on the store level at Marshalls is there to make sure the goods get out on the floor. The employees might be individually aware of certain products, but they’re not aware of how the system allocates the goods. The system they use is made to be autonomous. They put everything on the floor. There’s no backstock, there’s no way to know if there’s a different size at another store.

How did the Fragment x Air Jordan 1s end up in a Marshalls?

If I had to guess, it was probably a late shipment. They’re not B grades. They’re not fakes. It’s all A-grade stuff. It’s all made to sell in stores. It was either a late shipment or a lost container that they found later on. A store might not have been up to pick up their order. Stores have to pay for the sneakers within 30 days of getting them. If something’s past due, their order might still be in the warehouse, and it becomes part of the bulk buy from Marshalls.

The sneaker is coming back in 2017 via a restock through End Clothing, which held back stock from its original launch to make the model’s return possible on newjordans2018.com

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