The Air Jordan 31 isn’t just the thirty-first chapter of the Air Jordan — though it’s that too, of course — it’s the three-decade anniversary of the Air Jordan 1; the one that started it all. And how better to celebrate that milestone than by reimagining the AJ1 for the 21st century.
Yes, the Air Jordan 31 takes that original icon and reworks it into an innovative new design; rooted in 1985, cutting edge in 2017. Flyweave is coupled with leather on the upper, a hitherto unseen concept that manages to marry together past and present, bringing back the AJ1’s Swoosh and Wings logos in the process.
That game-changing upper — combining Flyweave’s light, locked-in breathability and leather’s sturdier stability — sits atop low-profile cushioning, placing the foot closer to the floor for enhanced court-feel and responsiveness. Zoom Air provides the cushioning, with the FlightSpeed plate ensuring it’s operating at maximum capacity at all times.
The first Air Jordan 31 colorway will launch September 3, featuring a black-and-red “Banned” palette inspired by that original AJ1. Stay tuned to Nikeblog for plenty more colorways and release dates, and take a closer look at Jordan Brand’s latest flagship shoe below.