Nike X Jordan Brand
With NBA All-Star Weekend upon us, Nike Basketball, Nike Sportswear and Jordan Brand come together to present this season's star-studded footwear. From classic Air Jordan silhouettes to new signature models, innovation and heritage is front and center.
There are moments in MJ’s career that shaped his legacy, and it all started with the game-winning shot that brought North Carolina a national title in 1982. Paying tribute to his alma mater and the city of Charlotte, this special-edition Air Jordan IX re-creates the 2002 “Pearl Blue” colorway with hints of navy and university blue on the white leather upper.
Taking inspiration from the 90s and Charlotte Hornets, the Air Jordan I “Flight Nostalgia” pays tribute to the city for hosting its first NBA All Star game. Delivering a vintage aesthetic, this Air Jordan I arrives in a suede and leather upper, with the text “SP 19 AIR JORDAN 1 HIGH OG” engraved below the swoosh.
The silhouette that started it all shifted the paradigm of footwear when it debuted in 1985. Honoring MJ’s beginnings at North Carolina and celebrating the NBA All-Star game in Charlotte, the upper is flooded in patent leather and the “Blue Chill” colorway is a twist on the typical North Carolina blue.
Worn by MJ during the 1991 NBA All Star Game, the Air Jordan VI "Infrared" returns in OG form for the first time since 2000. Back with Nike Air branding on the heel, the silhouette features a sculpted midsole for cushioned stability, with overlays to abstractly depict the number 23.
MJ cemented himself as the best player in the league in 1991 with the Air Jordan VI on his feet—winning his fifth scoring title, second league MVP and first of six championships. The “NRG” colorway updates the upper with a snake skin pattern and cow hide yet stays true to the past with OG “Nike Air” branding on the heel.
The Air Jordan V revisits a storyline first celebrated back in 2000. Paying tribute to Michael Jordan’s high school, this colorway is ignited with a varsity royal upper, varsity maize accents and the V's iconic reflective tongue in true form. A speckled sole finishes the new design.
When Russell Westbrook walks in a room, he’s usually wearing the boldest, brightest gear and isn’t afraid to make a fashion statement. “Own the game” exemplifies his “Why Not?” ethos, and the design blends bright colors with bold patterns to ensure Russell Westbrook stands-out when he wears them on the court during All Star weekend.
Designed to give you a customized, consistent fit, the Nike Adapt BB is our first power lacing shoe that's built for basketball. Strong yet flexible, it adapts to your foot to provide a locked-in feel for distraction-free play. Pair it with the Nike Adapt app to fine-tune the fit and customize the features from your smartphone.
For KD, raising awareness about women’s cancers though the story of his late Aunt Pearl has been a pillar of his line since the KD6. This year, the ‘Aunt Pearl’ colorway serves as a platform to elevate the stories of other women batting cancer. Created in partnership with the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, the design highlights the names of 59 survivors whose powerful stories serve as an inspiration to all.
Growing up both hooping and skating as a kid, Kyrie learned to master his craft at a young age. From the hardwood and blacktop to the plywood and pavement, both skateboarding and basketball share the same DNA. Developed by Nico Guardalabene, Founder/Owner and Bam Barcena, Creative Director/Co-owner and Rionism, Designer/Co-owner of ROKIT DESIGN, the Kyrie 5 x ROKIT celebrates the expressive individuality of skate and hoop culture to showcase the crossover between the two sports and both brands' role in bridging the gap between the communities.
PG knows it’s one thing to brave the elements, but it’s another thing to embrace them. In the game’s biggest moments, PG carries the belief that no matter the environment or intensity, All Conditions means all conditions. Designed to go further and push beyond limits, the PG3 “ACG” combines PG’s love for fishing and the outdoors with the performance innovation, vibrant heritage, and design mantra of the Nike ACG line.
At a meeting between Nike designers, a molded sunglass case on the table became the focal point and inspiration for the Air Foamposite. The upper was designed with an obsession for aerodynamics and created by pouring synthetic liquid into a mold. The ‘90s staple returns in true form, complete with a floral pattern on its synthetic upper.
Originally released in 1997, the Air Swoopes II was the follow-up to WNBA superstar Sheryl Swoopes’ signature shoe. With its unconventional lacing system and showy, vertical Swoosh, it quickly resonated beyond the hardwood. Now, the silhouette continues its retro resurgence with an all-new floral finish for All-Star Weekend.
When the Nike Vandal released during the ‘80s, the silhouette’s increased collar height, stability strap, and canvas upper made it one of the top basketball sneakers at the time. Inspired by the original, the Nike Vandal 2K LX twists the icon with a double stacked midsole and adjustable strap across the forefoot. This latest colorway arrives with a fresh floral print on the upper.
The aircraft inspired Air Force 1 instantly became an icon on the hardwood when it was introduced in 1982 and over the years has reached the pinnacle of hip-hop and streetwear culture. Serving as a canvas for dynamic prints and color schemes, this latest Air Force 1 arrives in a rich floral pattern with gold accents on the upper.
Connecting Nike’s heritage with the latest innovation of Air Max, the Air More Uptempo 720 QS 1 fuses distinctive branding with the biggest Air unit to date. The upper from the 1996 Air More Uptempo sits on top of the Air Max 720 Air unit, and the text gets reimagined so it reads “MAX AIR” instead of “AIR” on the upper.