Nike Ja 1 "Bright Mandarin" Coming Soon

Shine bright in the new Nike Ja 1 “Bright Mandarin”

BYBen Atkinson

The Nike Ja 1 is a game-changing sneaker that is set to redefine the way the game is played. Despite Ja Morant’s off-court troubles (currently suspended for 25 games), Nike is continuing their relationship with the NBA star. To say the least, the 2022-2023 NBA season has been a turbulent one for Ja Morant and Memphis Grizzlies fans. However, Morant's performance stood out as he led the team with an average of 24.6 points per game, despite their first-round exit in the 2023 playoffs.

Ja Morant signed a multiple-year deal with Nike back in 2019, and it looks like Nike is willing to at least see that deal out. Also, the Ja 1 is a low-top, versatile sneaker that allows Morant to build up the explosiveness he needs to create those highlight dunks. This pair in particular, dressed in vibrant shades of orange and blue, is the perfect combination of style and performance in a basketball sneaker.

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"Bright Mandarin" Nike Ja 1

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Regrettably, Nike will only release this pair in grade school sizing, which is unfortunate for adult basketball players. Bright Mandarin, Opti Yellow, Black, and Baltic Blue make up the bold color scheme of the Nike Ja 1. This sneaker, which is made of a mesh and leather blend, has distinctive wraparound Swoosh and Yellow mesh laces on an orange foundation. Also, the Blue "Ja" tongue branding and the embroidered number "12" on the heels further enhance its charm. A black midsole with speckles and a blue rubber outsole complete the look.

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Sneaker News reports that Nike will release this pair of Nike Ja 1's on August 12th. Given the sneaker will only be available in grade school sizes, the price of this pair will be $90. Also, make sure to let us know what you think about Ja Morant and this colorway in the comments below. Furthermore, keep an eye on HNHH for up-to-date announcements and news within the sneaker community. We promise we'll bring you the latest releases from the industry's top brands.

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About The Author
Ben Atkinson is a sneaker content writer at HotNewHipHop, with expertise in web content writing, digital marketing and search engine optimization (SEO). Ben’s love for sneakers began when he was 13. He founded Midwest Soles, his sneaker reselling business. He bought and sold hundreds of popular sneakers and learned everything there is to know about the sneaker market. He eventually combined his passion for sneakers with his passion for writing and started covering sneaker releases and valuable sneaker reselling information. Ben has previously written for Sneaker Flippers, managing the site’s email newsletter to over 15,000 engaged readers with a focus on enhancing the click/open rate to increase the sale conversion rate overall. On top of this, Ben would also create written content for the site with a view to increasing web traffic and online sales through SEO optimization. His favorite sneakers are the Air Jordan 1 ‘Bred’ and the Nike x Parra Air Max 1.