Maintaining with frequent Nike collaborator Travis Scott, Virgil Abloh has launched a series of sneakers with the Swoosh this yr, and teased more to come. After debuting an Air Jordan 5 and women’s Air Jordan 4, the designer’s Off-White label is now shifting onto Nike’s Air Jordan 2 Low mannequin, providing two shades of the sneaker.
This yr marks the thirty fifth anniversary of the Air Jordan 2, which first debuted in 1986. Created with high-end luxurious in thoughts, the sneaker was identified for its wealthy leather-based higher, lizard skin-style detailing, and noticeable lack of Nike’s Swoosh. Right here, Off-White has stored the standard options of the Air Jordan 2 Low, whereas ceremoniously including Michael Jordan’s signature to the design — recalling how he’d signal his personal pairs and provides them away to youngsters after video games. The autographed element is a primary for the mannequin and any of Off-White’s earlier collaborations.
Higher with age — Abloh’s rework of the enduring sneaker arrives in two shade palettes; one bearing a white base with purple accents and the opposite black with blue accents. Each footwear flaunt Off-White’s signature sans serif font branding, marked “shoelaces,” and uncovered foam collars. Abloh’s notorious zip-tie lace attachment decorates the white AJ2 in a luminous cream, whereas it makes extra of an announcement on the black sneaker, wearing vibrant orange.
Acknowledging the age of the Air Jordan 2, each footwear function “pre-crumbled” soles, making it appear like the midsoles have been repaired over time. On the white and purple pair, the midsoles have been yellowed, whereas the black and blue providing sports activities pale black midsoles crammed in with translucent orange.
Again to the ‘80s — To additional commemorate the the thirty fifth anniversary of the silhouette, Off-White and Jordan Model labored collectively on an accompanying attire capsule. Basketball clothes, tees, hoodies, caps, shorts, trousers, and extra T-shirts — sporting vests already superimposed on them — are set to launch alongside the sneakers. In retro vogue, the inexperienced and grey attire options reflective particulars and a hefty quantity of windbreaker materials, in addition to Off-White and Jordan Model motifs.
Each Air Jordan 2 sneakers and the clothes capsule launch on November 12. Out there on SNKRS — and globally through Atmos — the commemorative footwear retail for $250 every, solidifying their collectible standing. There’s no higher option to have a good time the thirty fifth anniversary of the Air Jordan 2 than shopping for one other pair.