Making rounds today is the first look at the new flagship model in the “Banned” or “Bred” colorway. The colorway and execution is a reference to the original Banned Air Jordan 31 , which was hinted at in the teaser commercial that debuted this past week.
In terms of silhouette, it’s a basic design that looks like it could be the next shoe in the Super.Fly line or an updated take on the Air Jordan Sky High. Perhaps a symbol of the brand’s evolution, the Swoosh fades out along the quarter, with a large Jumpman positioned near the heel. Tech wise, there’s a fusion of woven synthetics and leather, locked in by Dynamic Flywire.
There’s still plenty to learn about the next era of Air Jordan 4 Kawx , and we’ll have all of the details you need here at Sole Collector next week.
They’ve implemented innovation that actually works, like FlightPlate, while resisting trends like the sock-with-a-sole designs we’ve seen from Nike Basketball that don’t add to performance.
On the other hand, the stories Jordan 2017 Release has been telling us are getting worse than ever. The cosmos inspiration from the 30 was a stretch at best. And the Air Jordan 31 has absolutely no connection to the Banned 1, which wasn’t even banned. Yet despite the fact that I wasn’t a fan of the looks of the 31 when it leaked, nor the convoluted inspiration, I couldn’t wait to play in it based on the on-court respect I’ve gained for the Jordan player shoes over the years.
According to the brand, it was Michael Jordan’s personal preference to follow the tradition of low-profile cushioning. Jordan’s desire for a low-to-the-ground feel resulted in the pairing of FlightSpeed technology and full-length Zoom Air.
“We really wanted to focus on propulsion in the forefoot, so when you’re coming down you’re engaging the FlightSpeed with the Zoom Air bag,” notes Kuerbis.
“With the Air Jordan 31 , we celebrate the risks and rewards of Michael’s career and look forward to a future of continued innovation,” says Larry Miller. “The Jordan Brand story is a testament to Michael’s enduring cultural capital and undeniable performance legacy.”