As the first of the Air Jordan Retro “Alternate Collection” that is rumored to be released this spring of 2016, the new Air Jordan 2 “Alternate ’87” together with its two alternate companions will grace Jordan Brand stores to celebrate MJ’s franchise success on its 30th anniversary.
Air Jordan 2 Alternate ‘87
Release Date: spring of 2016
Price: $ 249.99
More than ever, the Jordan Brand once again unveils a trio of retro silhouettes to what might have been MJ’s sneaker choice during his early days of playing in the basketball league. On sneaker news, the new Air Jordan 2 “Alternate ’87” is a tribute to MJ’s Player Exclusive years thirty years ago when Michael Jordan has first worn the Air Jordan 2 from 1987, hence the name of the first of the newly released collection of retro shoes.
As a player exclusive, the new AJ2 Alternate ’87 is expected to become one of the most highly prized shoes among other Jordan Brands that have already created a craze, especially for Jordan head collectors and athletes.
With the same retro treatment that other remake of Jordan Brands have released so far, the new Alternate ’87 is redesigned to retain the classic air and look of the original Air Jordan 2 make. Some of the few modifications that can be immediately observed with the Alternate ’87 AJ2s is that they are now dressed in the early colorways of the Chicago Bulls of Black and Red which is a posit of MJ’s must-wears during his early career days.
One of the shoes’ most notable highlights is the original Air Jordan logo on the tongue, full black-based upper, and the accents of red that really stands out from throughout the shoes. The black-based upper is even made better with an overlay section of the shoes made with ridge, snake-like shiny skin. The red highlights on the Alternate ’ 87s outsole, side piping, heel, eyelets, and original Air Jordan Wings logo really brings out the beauty and sophistication of the shoes’ black color. The iconic silver Jumpman logo also stands out in a red insole backdrop and the bold name of “NIKE” can be seen at the heel tab of the AJ2 Alternate ’87. What’s more, a closer look brings you the detail of the tag with the number “23” found on the inside of the tongue.
The exact Jordan release date of the AJ2 Alternate ’87 is yet to be determined. However, rumors from Sneaker News and about brought the upcoming arrivals of the first set of the Alternate Collection around the spring of 2016 which may come as early as March.
With one of the cleanest and most sophisticated colorway of Black and Red, the Air Jordan 2 Alternate ’87 is one of those Jordan Brand shoes that you really have to watch out for when it becomes available on Jordan Brand stores worldwide.