Well folks it finally happened, the Nike Air branding is coming back to an Air Jordan near you. Before we get all excited at the possibility of that OG styling touch on all of our upcoming retros we should point out that it’s just one model in particular at this point, the beloved Air Jordan 1 in black/royal pictured above. This first look we’re getting at the 2013 version of the sneaker reveals one of the best recreations of an original release we’ve seen in recent memory, with no alterations on the overall blocking and of course the aforementioned presences of the all-important Nike Air. Flip through our gallery for all the shots and stay tuned for more on the Air Jordan 1 ‘Royal’ releasing next year. Photos: AJ Tai