July 20th, 2016 by Yale Schalk / 0
Air Jordan 31 is here.
Jordan Brand unveiled its latest flagship shoe in Las Vegas this evening, tying the design ethos of the groundbreaking Air Jordan 1 to the pioneering spirit of the brand’s future-looking performance footwear.
The colorway is a direct connection to Air Jordan 1’s Black/Red, the very color combination that irked the NBA into fining Michael Jordan $5,000 per game for wearing it on the Nike Air Ship. Nike paid the fines and Air Jordan 1, newly minted in the “Banned” commercial, caught fire in popularity.
Tate Kuerbis (Air Jordan 18) returned to the fold to pen Air Jordan 31, drafting a leather-to-Flyweave upper while teaming the famous Jumpman, Swoosh, and Wings logos on the exterior for the first time ever. Under the hood, FlightSpeed technology and a full-length Zoom Air unit work to propel and cushion simultaneously.
Russell Westbrook has been tapped as the shoe’s signature on-court athlete.
Air Jordan 31 “Banned” releases globally on September 3. Official images and design sketches below, and find the official Air Jordan 31 press here.
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