The Wings initiative is there to support students throughout the entirety of their college experience and beyond. As the model enters its 30th anniversary, however, it's set to satisfy countless enthusiasts' desire for a proper retro of some of its most iconic colorways, including 2006's Citrus makeup. The Air Jordan 12 is the twelfth Air Jordan signature shoe designed for Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan. Today, sneakers are no longer a playful accent but a standard element. It has to be tethered in some Off-White x Air Jordan way to MJ's story.
Designed by Tinker Hatfield and originally released as the Air Max III in 1990, the Air Max 90 quite literally enlarged the window of possibility for Nike Air. Unlike the Dunk Low that led the way many months back, the AJ1 Mid includes far more white. On April 25, 1950, Charles Chuck Cooper broke the NBA's color barrier when the Boston Celtics selected him with the 13 overall pick of the NBA draft. It has to be tethered in some way to MJ's story. Teased and mocked-up ahead of the release as per usual, the pair applies the French Blue to the suede hits across the heel and lower profile.
It released again in 2003 in colorways both new and old, while a new low-top Off White x Nike version also debuted. While some are sure to liken these to Kakashi, the ever-beloved Copycat Ninja, it's more likely that the colorway celebrates the Jonin as a whole, since there's no appearance of the character's Sharingan. The Luka 1 is designed for the deceptive, off-speed play of Luka Doni, featuring a new IsoPlate system with full-length Formula 23 performance foam in the midsole. The Chicago forward tells his personal story through his Freak 1 silhouette - printing Underdog on the inside of the tongue of his shoes, which represents how he felt he was under-recruited throughout his career.
Built on an elongated, women's-specific last and drawing cues from early prototypes of the Nike Air Zoom AlphaFly NEXT, the shoe is punctuated by stacked Zoom Air units housed in a reductive cored-out midsole, mimicking the line of the full-length carbon plate from the pioneering running shoe. Ateneo is Off White Nike Shoes also renowned for the legacy of its top performers, such as Ateneo alumni Kiefer Ravena, Jordan Brand's first Filipino athlete and two-time UAAP MVP. It's super light. The soft and springy Nike React midsole provides highly responsive cushioning and houses a full-length carbon-fiber plate that delivers a propulsive sensation.
The sneakers originally retailed for $135 and was designed by Tinker Hatfield. And this is a rather apt comparison, as the Infrared mimics everything but the older shoe's green accents. His shoe tells the story of how he arrived to the NBA after playing with teams in France, Germany and Turkey, each represented by colors in his shoe. Different crowd, different tone. Throughout its 36-year-history, the Air Jordan 1 has done a lot. Second to the Air Jordan 1, the Air Jordan 6 is still to this day one of the most popular silhouettes within the line-up.