Air Jordan Future Low History
It is said that the iconic Jordan line gave rise to the all-too-familiar sneakerhead culture. Thanks to legendary MJ’s headstrong attitude that is paired with his superb play on the court, his kicks that were once identified as a symbol of rebellion is now a prized possession.
It all began in the year 1984. Back then, sportswear juggernaut Nike almost hit rock bottom. Their saving grace came in the shape of then-rookie Michael Jordan and a game-changing hoop shoe the Air Jordan 1. Clad in red and black, this Peter Moore creation released in 1985 sold crazy spawning millions of fanatics.
Countless designs have emerged since then. Among the many models that went past being a fad and over time became a classic is the Air Jordan 11 (1995).
A sneaker made by known Nike designer Tinker Hatfield, it was constructed with a full-length Air-Sole unit and carbon fiber plate as well as a lightweight Phylon midsole. Well-cushioned yet supportive, its patent leather upper, however, gave this sought-after shoe a shiny, convertible-like facade that’s adored by many.
Fast forward to 2014, the mid-top Air Jordan Future debuted. While it kept the masterpiece AJ XI’s sole tooling, it ditched the patent leather for a mesh upper to give it a clean, sleek, minimalist flair. No longer built for the court but made with comfort and streetwear styling in mind, unlike other Jordan lifestyle shoes, this one was able to strike sneaker enthusiasts’ fascination effortlessly.
Just like any in-demand kick on the market, the Air Jordan Future warranted a sequel. Thus, the Air Jordan Future Low was born. Still looking fine with its mesh upper and AJ XI’s signature sole, it went public in Feb 2015 and is now seen in a mishmash of shades.