The practice of breaking down the national map among party lines originated in the 2000 U.S. presidential election, when TV analysts began referring to red states and blue states as a way of depicting which political party carried each of the fifty states. A paradigm that some argue as promoting partisanship in the national discourse, the red state-blue state color coding has been co-opted by Jordan Brand to effectively reach across the aisles, producing an Air Jordan 1 featuring both hues in the makeup. Details include tonal elephant print across the red panels at the upper, obsidian nubuck at the toe and quarter panels, plus a white leather Swoosh. Blue and red sockliners — the former printed with the Democratic donkey, the latter featuring the G.O.P. elephant — finish the look. The Air Jordan 1 “Election Day” drop 11/10/12.