Jordan Brand is no stranger to patent leather. Since the Air Jordan 11 debuted the material for the brand back in 1996, it’s found its way onto various models such as the Jordan 1, Jordan 4, and Jordan 7. 2020 marks the third issue of the patent-clad Air Jordan 1 Black Metallic Gold, with the first releasing back in 2001, and again in 2013.
The Air Jordan 1 Black Metallic Gold’s 2020 retro delivers slight cosmetic changes from its 2013 predecessor. The upper maintains the same patent leather black and metallic gold upper but with hints of gold around the ankle. From there, a full translucent black sole with gold speckles completes the Jordan 1 classic.