This Air Jordan 1 arrived in true “What The” stylings, with a myriad of fabrications, patterns, colors, and embroidery resulting in one of the most sought-after CNY drops in recent years. The Year of the Ox is nowhere near as audacious, but it’s just as striking in its presentation. Arriving in the brand’s iconic Black and Red, the pair boasts heritage-inspired embroidery throughout the entirety of the textile upper and overlays. The black sections at the midfoot and toe stitch on the majestic zodiac animal in red, gold, and green, while reds of the toe box Swoosh and rear overlays are found bearing simple arrangements in gold, including florals, Wings motifs, and more oxen. An imposing rear Wings logo, heavily stitched in metallic gold thread, is joined by an equally-elegant tassel lace wrap at the ankle for the last flamboyant emphases, before settling on a classic white and red Chicago-blocked outsole. Completing the release is a customary CNY red envelope and special-edition packaging.