Pros: Cheapest of JB retro line, Several classic colorways, longest lasting out if the JB line, great construction, true fit
Cons: Uncomfortable after long periods of wear for some models,
-1985 1's have a roomier fit and larger toe box compared to all later molds. They're well constructed for basketball use, they have extremely long laces, true high cut all the way past the ankle, and are comfortable. If I had a pair back in '85 they'll be even better cuz the cushioning and leather would be fresh.
-1994 1's saw a few changes, like the smaller toe box, nylon parachute tongue, leather all around to stop paint chipping as seen on the OG, and midsole change. The shoe fits almost exactly the same except the cushioning is more solid on these.
-2001 1's had thicker padding around the circumference of the ankle, but it did little to no help on comfort. They were very uncomfortable shoes. The only upgrade was the ankle cut was so high so gave the ankle more ability to more. A less basketball, and more casual feel.
-2002 see '01
-2003 patent leather 1's were comfortable once you broke past the stiffness of the patent leather. Very stylish sneaker one of my favs.
-2004 featured two lows. Decent sneaker an upgrade in comfort.
-2007-12 CDP, DMP, BMP, Metallics, phats, phat lows, straps,etc. all features below par materials and was missing comfort. Felt plastic like and uncomf aside from AJKOs hitch were awesome releases and way more comfy.
-2013 1's are excellent one of the better 1 releases in recent memory.