A question we often get is ‘What’s the difference between a Jordan 1 High OG and a Jordan 1 Mid?’ For some people they probably look all the same. But there are some important details that make the difference. But don’t worry, we got you! After reading this article you know the most important differences between these two silhouettes. Let’s get started!
First of all, let’s start with this. The Jordan 1 High OG is the original silhouette. They released in 1985 for the first time. That’s also the reason why these original ones, the Jordan 1 High OG’s, are more expensive than the Jordan 1 Mids.
The Jordan 1 High OG is a great success, also for the new generation. Nike and the Jordan Brand saw this as well. To keep the Jordan 1 High OG more limited, they came up with the Jordan 1 Mid, available for a wider audience.
The Jordan 1 Mid is inspired by the Jordan 1 High OG, but there are some important details that make the difference. Let’s take a look at these differences. The Jordan 1 mid is a bit shorter than the Jordan 1 High OG. Still not sure if it’s a High or a Mid? Count the lace holes and you’ll find out! A Jordan 1 Mid has 8 lace holes, while a Jordan 1 High OG has nine lace holes.
Besides the height of the silhouettes, there’s another difference between the Jordan 1 High OG and the Jordan 1 Mid that you can see very easily. And that’s the logo on the tongue of the shoe. The Jordan 1 High OG has the original ‘Nike Air’ branding on the tongue, while the Jordan 1 Mid has the Jumpman logo with ‘AIR’ underneath.
Jordan 1 Mid with the Jordan logo on the tongue
Jordan 1 High OG with the 'Nike Air' Logo on the tongue