Even at second glance, it is a little hard to figure out exactly what to think about the Jordan Air Spike 40. What Sneaker News tells you about this pair is that it is one of the works by Spike Lee and that there is already a long line of people waiting for its release. Incidentally, the Jordan release date for this pair is on October 28 this year.
Jordan Air Spike 40
Color:Game Royal/Total Orange-White-Black
Style Code: 807541-405
Release Date:November 4, 2015
To start off, the overall design of the shoes is blue with just varying shades and texture to create dimensions in the shoes. Majority of the material used seems to be a weave-design which makes it look like the shoes are ultra-comfortable because of the breathable pattern. The eyelets look to be leather and sport a deeper blue color with some zigzag or thunderstorm pattern.
The soles have two layers of black, white, and blue. The outsole boasts of a steady, slightly ribbed blue pattern while the insole is vertically halved between pure white and speckled black.
The tongue and laces are also done in blue but what makes this stand out is the orange pattern. Specifically, there is the iconic Jumpman image done in bright orange placed on the center of the tongue. There is also a lace lock that seems to be too big for the shoes – also done in bright orange. On the heels, you’ve got the “Nike Air” branding which makes these shoes pretty old-school, and even more valuable to all the Nike collectors out there.
Flip the shoes and you will also find a very pleasant surprise: predominantly orange markings that spells out SPIKE in one shoe and FORTY in another – an emblem that screams out exactly who and what inspired these shoes.
The question is: are these shoes well worth having in your collection? The truth is that it’s tough to tell. If you are a fan of the new-school designs, the Jordan Air Spike 40 might well be an excellent choice for you. If you are gunning for the classics, however, you might want to rethink about placing an order for this baby.
One thing you can be sure of: the Air Spike 40 won’t last long in the shelves. There are lots of orders for this particular pair so you’d want to make the decision pretty fast. Considering how this is something from Spike Lee – there’s a good chance that the shoes will be classics and it will take some time before new ones are released once this stock sells out.