The newest model of the Air Jordan line has finally been officially launched. Jordan Brand unveiled the Air Jordan 31 at a special event in Las Vegas on Wednesday night, looking to the past to move the flagship model into the future with their latest creation designed by Tate Kuerbis.
Inspired by the shoe that started it all, the Air Jordan 1, the latest iteration borrows some of the design styling of the Air Jordan 1, to bring a modern performance aspect to a vintage classic. The 31 debuts in the “Banned” colorway, featuring the black and red color scheme of the original Air Jordan 1 banned by the NBA in 1985. The upper is built with a leather and Flyweave upper that further establishes that connection between the past and the present.
At Michael Jordan’s insistence, the shoe features “low-profile cushioning” with the implementation of FlightSpeed technology along with full-length Zoom Air that enhances court feel, responsiveness and lateral support.
The “Banned” Air Jordan 31 will release globally September 3 for $185 in select retail stores and on Jordan.com.
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