The 31st Air Jordan has arrived.
Jordan Brand has officially unveiled the next addition to Michael Jordan's signature line, the Air Jordan 31. The sneaker draws on inspiration from the original Air Jordan 1, specifically the "Banned" Air Jordan 1 colorway from 1985.
The kicks feature a lot of elements of the original Air Jordan, including a leather upper, and the inclusion of both a Jumpman and Nike Swoosh. Additionally, the Air Jordan 31 consists of flyweave on the upper, responsive full-length Zoom Air cushioning and FlightSpeed technology.
The AJ XXXI is being billed as Jordan Brand's greatest performance sneaker to date, which will be worn by Russell Westbrook in the upcoming season.
"He epitomizes what we want in terms of this shoe" - Michael Jordan on Westbrook wearing the Air Jordan 31— SneakerNews.com (@SneakerNews) July 21, 2016
One of the first two Air Jordan 31s to launch will be of the "Banned" variety, while the other is being billed as a "Fine Print" colorway. We also expect to see the release of the "USA" colorway which Jimmy Butler and Carmelo Anthony have been lacing up during Team USA practice.
The Air Jordan 31 will make its retail debut on September 3rd ($185), alongside the "Banned" Air Jordan 1.
“Banned” Jordan 1 Retro High OG official images 🔥 pic.twitter.com/S6WJsuy1zX— J23 iPhone App (@J23app) July 21, 2016