Every year for the last 31 years, the sneaker world has stopped when Jordan Brand unveils the newest model in their signature line. From the 1’s to the 14’s to the Jordan 2009’s (remember those?), it’s big news every time a new signature Jordan releases … and it’s about to be that time again as the Jordan 31 is dropping September 3rd.
Heavily inspired by the shoe that started it all, the OG Bred (or Banned) Jordan I, the Jordan 31 does a great job of fusing old and new technology together for a look that’s vintage yet sleek. The off-court wearability of the past few models has been questionable at best (even though they were terrific performance shoes), so it’s nice to see a signature model that’ll look just as good on the streets as it does on the court. It’s the first model ever to feature the Jumpman, Wings, and Swoosh logos all together, and the large “Banned” hit on the outsole is a very nice touch as well.
Plus, as you can see above, the technology is on ten. Full length Zoom, Flightspeed, and a upper that fuses woven material and leather should combine for a top-notch performance sneaker, which is no surprise. Jordan Brand is known on the streets, but you don’t want to forget that they’re known for performance on the court as well.
You already know what we think of the shoe (if the title didn’t make it obvious enough). We love it. The combination of performance and style, old and new is done perfectly … and we’d go as far to say as it’s our favorite signature Jordan in several years. Catch us gunning for a pair come release day.
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