Few non-signature shoes have had as successful a postseason legacy as the Soldier. Each of those Soldier games from LeBron were so dominant, the images of the stripped-down, strapped shoes are inseparable from the performances themselves. At the heart of the Black Community Commitment, announced by Michael Jordan and Jordan Brand in 2020, is a desire to take action where it is needed most. Our team is serious about connecting the dots for when these OG models or colorways release. That muse unified teams of design specialists across the brand Off White x Nike as they perfected the many definitions of the word. Seen here for the first time is an all-new Stealth colorway in a super-crisp white grey colorway.

Designers added 15 percent more Nike ZoomX foam capable of providing up to 85 percent energy return to the Nike ZoomX Vaporfly NEXT - but the shoe's weight stays the same as the previous version. The hand of the designer is apparent - seen in elements like the N.354 logo treatment and overt stitching. Born in Springfield, Massachusetts, basketball's 130-year history is defined by a spirit of progress, generating iconic moments, legends and trailblazers - just like the rubber shoe company that would be Converse. And it's safe to say everyone is getting prepared for the season, including Jordan Brand. It was the first Air Jordan sneaker to feature no Nike or Off-White x Air Max 97 Swoosh logo anywhere on the sneaker previous models still had it on the insoles, although the shoes did come in a Nike shoebox. For the kids-exclusive Concepts x KYRIE 6 Golden Mummy, the cycle of history manifests in a colorway that simultaneously pays homage to Concepts' founding in 1996 and the discovery of the Valley of Mummies an event that spurred a revival of interest in Egyptian history that same year.

One trend we noticed in the basketball market is how lightweight is typically described as a performance feature, which has been heavily marketed as ball handling and foot-to-court movement. All that is a fundamental part of the game, but the origins of the Jordan Brand were about tapping into the time off the floor, the hangtime, the flight, says Chad Troyer, Jordan Brand Senior PLM. When Virgil Abloh created his own collaborative Air Jordan 2s at the tail end of 2021, the late designer effectively ushered in the silhouette's rebirth. Throughout the shoe's run, five color ways were released - white black aka Taxi, a white red, Obsidian, a black red Flu Game more on this later, and a black white Playoffs. The Air Jordan 12 was the first Air Jordan sneaker with Zoom Air cushioning. A full-length cushion was encased in Phylon and placed above a carbon Nike Off White fiber mid foot shank.