via Nike News
“We’ve always explored new materials and technology to create the best game shoe. That was evident when we went to Italy to make the II, and it still rings true today. On the XXXII, we challenged our designers to push the limits while staying true to the brand’s DNA,” says Michael Jordan.
In the history of the Air Jordan lineage, there’s always been a balance between innovation and style.
For instance, the Air Jordan II is as famous for its sophisticated Italian look as it is for its innovative sole unit. The lightweight nubuck and mesh-filled cutouts of the IV displayed swagger, but were chosen more for inherent performance benefit. And the decision to use a patent-leather upper for the XI was a first choice as much for the material’s resiliency as it was for its suit-ready vibe. The list goes on, through the all-new Air Jordan XXXII, a shoe inspired by the essence of the Air Jordan II, but filled with its fair share of more-than-meets-the-eye tech.