Air Jordan XXX1 Chinese New Year
Size Run: Mens
Release Date:January 28, 2017
It’s a little tough to describe the shoes so make sure to check out the exhaustive images released online. Utilizing a combination of black, white, grey, and a little bit of gold – the goal for these shoes is classic’ rather than attention getter’. Of course, Nike shoes catch the attention regardless of their design, but the Air Jordan XXX1 Chinese New Year has the look and feel of something that can be used over and over again in different gatherings.
The trim starts off black with a gradient movement towards white. Think pixels’ in design with the Swoosh logo on the side also taking in this particular look. By the time you get to the heels, the color of the kicks is solid white, except for the Jumpman logo placed on the outside shoulder of the shoes. The Jumpman is done in a shade of grey, just a little bit heavier than white so that it stands out from the background.
The tongue is also done in white with a small Jumpman symbol in the middle, this one done in black. What makes these shoes a nod’ towards the Chinese New Year is the chine symbol placed on the back of the tongue. We’re guessing the symbol means the number “12” in Chinese, but we’re not entirely sure. The question is: why would Nike put it there where it can’t be seen? Other CNY releases actually have the symbol on the outside, placed dead center of the tongue. If the shoes didn’t look so good, it would be a bit disappointing that the Chinese symbol isn’t easily visible.
Moving on – the laces are white and round, easily replaceable if you should find yourself losing them at some point. Separating the upper and the soles is a small streak of grey that changes into gold around the heel portion. The midsole itself is done in plain white with the outsole taking on a translucent hue.
How much would these kicks cost? According to reports, they would sell for $200 which is a little pricey compared to other Air Jordan products. They’re meant for a January 28th release – just in time for the Chinese New Year.
Stay tuned for other new Jordans that are set to hit store shelves soon.