Jordan Brand officially unveiled the new Air Jordan XXX1, which is hailed as "a balance of Jordan Brand's tradition of game-changing performance and its transcendent style". Inspired heavily by the shoe that started it all, the Air Jordan 1, the Air Jordan 31 features a vintage-meets-modern-performance design for a new 2016 interpretation of the original Air Jordan. The XXX1 debuts in the "Banned" colorway, featuring the black and red color scheme of the Air Jordan 1 banned by the NBA in 1985. The upper is built with a leather and Flyweave upper that further references the Air Jordan 1 with the iconic "wings" logo and subtle Swooshes. The tooling features FlightSpeed technology, which utilizes a low to the ground and responsive full-length Zoom Air cushioning.
New Jordans 2016 signature makes anything into instant memorabilia, but out of all his signatures, one is more important than the others. The signature that appears on his first Nike contract is the reason that we even have any Jordan's to rock, and his latest pair immortalizes this moment. The Air Jordan 31 Fine Print borrows its colorway from the contract Jordan signed during his rookie year, and while black and white may sound boring, this pair is anything but. For this pair, the upper is given a gradient feel that goes even further, switching from knit on the toe to leather on the heel. His signature can be spotted beneath the clear rubber outsole, and it ties the whole look together.
Changing up the New Air Jordan Shoes game, the XXXI's are the first models to feature Jumpman, Wings, and Nike Swoosh logos together. The set of new features does not end there. Across the red sole of the Air Jordan 31s, you'll read loud and clear "BANNED". One of the latest sneakers to debut is the Air Jordan 31. Truly integrating the style of classic Jordans with hot sneaker materials, the Air Jordan 31s feature a flyweave and leather upper that flows effortlessly into each other. The combination of the contrasting materials truly gives you the best of both—support from the synthetic leather and movement with the flyweave. The shoe debuts in the "Banned" or "Bred" colorway—the red and black color scheme of Air Jordan 1 banned by the NBA in 1985 and cost Nike $5,00 for violating the league's dress code every time Jordan wore them.