Although Michael Jordan’s signature sneaker line has become synonymous with street style, its focus continues to be performance basketball. The last handful of models had received a noticeable amount of mixed reviews, but the Air Jordan 34 was widely-lauded for its fit and responsiveness. Its direct successor has panned out to be more of an evolution than revolution, but the forthcoming Air Jordan 36 may take on the latter approach, as a first-look by Isatou “Satou” Sabally suggests it’s picked up a few design updates.
Seemingly on the set of marketing campaign for the shoe, the German-American professional hooper shared a brief look at a new shoe from her Brand Jordan family. Clad in a wine-like shade of burgundy, the (potential) latest Air Jordan is reminiscent of the current Air Jordan 35 in shape and silhouette. Screengrabs of Sabally’s Twitter video don’t deliver a high-definition look at the shoe’s materials, but it displays the shoe to have shared cues with previous Air Jordan sneakers worn by Russell Westbrook. The model’s most distinct features arrive via the sole unit, which boasts a decoupled white midsole accented by a wavy, 1990s-appropriate magenta stripe. This area also reveals the latest iteration of the Eclipse Plate (likely the 3.0). Traction patterns aren’t depicted in the potential first look, but the Air Jordan 5-inspired model’s possible launch colorway indulges in a vibrant orange tone across the outsole.
Keep it locked here for more release details on what might very well be the Air Jordan 36, and anticipate a Cheapjordansretro.com launch around the same time the 2021-2022 NBA begins.