Thanks to the first preview of the Air Jordan 10 NYC, fans and sneakerheads are already expecting the AJ10 City Pack collection to be different for this year’s release. Sneaker News reveal that this May, Jordan Brand will be releasing another unique sneaker for their most awaited Jordan releases 2016 – the Air Jordan 10 “Chicago Flag”.
Air Jordan 10 Chicago Flag
Color:White/University Blue-Black-Bright Crimson
Release Date:May 14, 2016
The very first “City Series” for the Air Jordan 10s came in during 1995 where colorways were made for several basketball teams in different cities like Charlotte, New York, Orlando, Sacramento, and Seattle. This time around, Jordan Brand will be releasing remastered colorways for cities like New York and Chicago and even went international with their France-inspired colorway.
Nevertheless, the return of the Chicago-centric Air Jordan 10 reminds fans who were there during the AJ10 City Pack’s debut release the very first basketball hiatus of Michael Jordan. Still, the Chicago Flag Air Jordan 10 will definitely show MJ’s favorite color combination of black and red which is reminiscent of his uniform when he still played for the Chicago Bulls team. But then again, instead of taking on the exact color of the NBA franchise, Jordan Brand decided to adopt the bright and vivid color of the Chicago flag which is red and sky blue and added white to complete the shoes.
That is, the Air Jordan 10 Chicago Flag has an all-white premium leather upper accented with the two tones of the Chicago flag. There is also an embroidered “CHI” on the sneaker’s upper ankle and a not-so unique outsole with MJ’s achievements over the years.
Up close, the Chicago Flag AJ10 looks neat and clean with its white leather upper. The vibrant Crimson and University Blue color on the other hand provides a colorful contrast with the white leather. On the upper, there is a combination of smooth White leather and a tumbled one of the same color. The rest of the shoes made use of the Bright Crimson color scheme with the University Blue accenting the eyelets, the heel tab, and the outsole. The shoe laces are also bright crimson with majority of the outsole in Bright Crimson. The shoe’s collar is done in black with the back of the tongue sporting a black Jumpman branding with the words “AIR JORDAN” and “City Collection” over an alternating color of crimson and blue.
With regards to the branding, JB went away with the typical Jumpman on the tongue and instead did with an embossed Air Jordan and the number 23. There is a stitched red Jumpman branding on the heel, a blue one on the red insole, and a white one on the outsole.