Carolina Basketball shared a video of their new locker room this week which was impressive to say the least. Included in the video was a shot at the Jordan wall which included a Carolina Blue version of each signature Jordan model 1-31 as well as some of the other Carolina Jordan releases from the past.
— Carolina Basketball (@UNC_Basketball) October 14, 2016
Here are some of our favorites:
In 1988, the Air Jordan 3 forever changed footwear with the arrival of the iconic Jumpman and visible Air cushioning. Since then, the historic design has been reiterated in several iconic looks. Now celebrating the luxury and innovation it brought to the hardwood, the Air Jordan 3 returns in premium fashion with a full black leather construction.
Available October 15 in Men’s sizing only in SNKRS.
Kids’ sizing is available October 15 on Nike.com.
Air Jordan 3 Retro GS ‘Black/White’ (3.5Y – 7Y) $140
Air Jordan 3 Retro PS ‘Black/White’ (11c – 3Y) $80
Air Jordan 3 Retro TD ‘Black/White’ (2c – 10c) $60
LAUNCH: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2016 – 10:00 AM EDT
Sizes Available: 7-13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
Purchase Limit: 1 per customer
We saw the Michigan version of the Air Jordan XXXI last week and now we have a glimpse at the PE version for North Carolina and this is so clean. There aren’t any details about a general release but my guess is that we will see one at some point.
In case you haven’t checked out the Jordan 31 yet, it is a great performance shoe. The upper provides a flexible feel with support around your ankles and the cushion is also top level. I don’t really love the large Jumpman logo on the side… so close to the fading swoosh but I do appreciate the effort to tie in the original Jordan 1 feel with the new school 31. I think it would have looked better if they put the Jumpman on the heel, like they normally do.
The Air Jordan XXXI has been officially unveiled. We happened to be in Las Vegas this week and were able to participate in the Jordan Brand event and pickup an early pair of the Jordan XXXI – USA colorway.
Here are a couple of the highlights from the press release…
When Jordan’s footwear arrived during his rookie season, it shared with the world some of its namesake’s tradition-breaking bravado. A black and red colorway violated the league’s uniform policy, earning a stern letter from league officials and generating a $5,000 fine each time the player wore the shoes on court. “Around this time, if you knew anything about Nike…Nike stood on this kind of rebel behavior,” recalls Jordan Brand VP Howard “H” White, in reference to the runners and tennis players connected to the Swoosh. “This Jordan, that color of the Air Jordan I, kind of galvanized that universal scope.”
The Air Jordan XXXI represents a balance of Jordan Brand’s tradition of game-changing performance and its transcendent style: lightweight support for the world’s highest-flying athletes, including Russell Westbrook, and rich material details that exude an off-court sensibility.
The shoe’s first-of-its-kind Flyweave and leather upper incorporates a number of iconic Jordan elements, reintroducing the original Air Jordan “Wings” logo and a subtle Swoosh — not seen on a Jordan shoe since the Air Jordan I and the first time it has appeared alongside a Jumpman logo. And in its launch colorway the Air Jordan XXXI pays homage to the “banned” story.
Informed by Jordan himself, the Air Jordan XXXI also follows on a tradition of low-profile cushioning. “He needed to feel closer to the floor — that was his thing,” recalls White of the origin of Jordan’s desire for low-to-the-ground sole units. As such, the Air Jordan XXXI features FlightSpeed technology with full-length Zoom Air that enhances court feel, responsiveness and lateral support. “We really wanted to focus on propulsion in the forefoot, so when you’re coming down you’re engaging the FlightSpeed with the Zoom Air bag,” notes Kuerbis.
The Air Jordan XXXI “Banned” will be available globally September 3 in select retail stores and on Jordan.com. Stay tuned to @Jumpman23 on Instagram and Twitter for more information on the Air Jordan XXXI.