The Illinois-native has never been shy about his affinity for Michael Jordan’s on and off-court legacy, but his fandom has only been manifested on some of the more popular Air Jordan silhouettes in the 35-model lineup. Historically, the II has been neglected when compared to the retro cycles of its immediate predecessor and successor, but Abloh’s collaboration might signal the start of the sneaker’s second life. A Chicago Bulls-friendly “White/Sail/Red/Grey” colorway is anticipated to land on the (first) Off-White-variant of the shoe, which coincidentally turns 35 this year. As has become customary of any NIKE, Inc. endeavor worked on by the artistic director of Louis Vuitton’s menswear collection, Helvetica text is expected to appear on the pair’s medial side. Zip-ties, exposed foam and additional sets of laces are also anticipated, but what’s most surprising about the upcoming low-top Air Jordan 2 are the “worn-in” midsole and Jordan’s signature on the lateral ankle panel.
Enjoy an initial mock-up of the shoes here below, as you wait for official Nike SNKRS release details to emerge as fall inches closer. As always, the final product is likely to differ from early, unauthorized sketches of the sneakers.
Elsewhere under the NIKE, Inc. umbrella, the Nike Air Presto has recently appeared in a handful of summer-ready styles.
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Off-White x Air Jordan 2 Low
Release Date: 2021
Mens: N/A Style Code: DJ4375-106