There was a time when Nike was considered an outsider. There were more established brands, and Nike was the newcomer. However, from the very beginning, it stood for something different. It had a different perspective and met different needs. One of these was the famous Air Jordan 1 which was practically banned from the NBA hardcourt. Every time Michael Jordan wore those red and black shoes, he was fined $5,000. e still wore them. Anytime you see the iconic picture from the 1985 NBA Dunk competition, which Jordan won, you would see him cradling the ball in one hand just before dunking the ball. He was wearing the original Air Jordan 1, in red and black, like his uniform colors.
Air Jordan XXX1 Banned
Size Run: Mens, Grade School
Release Date:September 3, 2016
Air Jordan XXX1 “Banned”
This time around, Air Jordan, the new and improved Air Jordan XXXI is released in homage to the 1980’s classic. In one of the most awaited sneaker news, this is one colorway which will meet the needs and wants of of every sneaker head who knows the Jordan brand and has been anticipating Jordan Release Dates 2016.
Up until now, Nike has been on the cutting edge of technology when it comes to sneakers and sports apparel. They have always been this way. In keeping with the 1980s original, the Air Jordan XXXI “Banned” also sports a slim sole. The original design was part of Jordan’s requirements. He wanted his feet to feel the floor, giving better traction and lateral movement. The update is no different as it has the same profile and silhouette.
There are distinct differences, however, according sneaker news. For one, the red and black colorway blends together midway between toe and ankle. For another, the swoosh mark is understated and almost disappears. This is also the first time the jumpman and the Air Jordan Wings are shown in one shoe. This combination makes for a unique upper done in Flyweave.
Definitely a Classic
The Air Jordan brand has been tied with the concept of human flight ever since Jordan proved that man was meant to fly. He won two NBA dunking competitions with the original Air Jordans, and that feeling of unbounded power is what propels the new Air Jordan XXXI. To keep up with the times, it also incorporates FlightSpeed technology along with full length ZoomAir for a close to the floor feel, responsiveness, as well as additional lateral support.
This is one pair of Jordans that you need to have! Do you have plans to snag one?