Jordan Eclipse Chukka Style
Styling the Chukka-based Eclipse, whether it is in blue, black, red or white, is not an arduous task for it complies with almost every article of clothing. It is best for pants to be pin-rolled or folded to emphasize the overall velvety image of the sneaker. Combining the sneaker with summer clothes would be ideal for its breathable nature.
The Jordan Eclipse Chukka on feet harnesses the previous appeal of its predecessor by going bold with tonal uppers with an extended mid-top collar. Its laces are even included with the tint along with blending Jordan brandings. Some colorways feature a visible warp-and-weft woven pattern that distinguishes it from other casual street wear.
Jordan Eclipse Chukka History
Three decades of product continuity reflects the ground-shattering impact of its ambassador. Michael Jordan, regarded as the GOAT or greatest-of-all-time, not only tapped the basketball realm with his whims of grandeur but also penetrated the sneaker collection phenomenon with unrelenting force. As the years stray farther and farther from its pioneer Air Jordan 1's, the flavor and proof of its integrity taste better than a century-old wine.
It is only relevant for the Jordan Brand to expand their horizons and bring to the table several silhouettes that are timely and lifestyle bound. From the first time the Air Jordan was released up to the present, it surely would be a middle-aged man by now, and aging pulls you further away from the court. Bulky and protective footwear are now out of the picture and its time for more unencumbered sneakers that emphasize relaxation. Then came the Future.
The Jordan Future was one of the first attempts of the Jordan Brand to diversify the franchise into lifestyle-focused models. Released in the first stretch of 2014, the Future takes on the form of the retro Air Jordan XI but with subdued accents. It was also the pioneer for decreasing the overall weight of AJ's into an off-court sneaker that can be sported anywhere.
A year after the introduction of the Future, Jordan Brand followed up with another inspired model that honors elements from the AJ III, VI, and VII. The Jordan Eclipse is a smooth and straightforward addition to the JB line which is marketed to be used in different activities one can think of. Its interior comfort hails from the Nike Huarache which took its idea of a bootie construction for a glove-like fit.
The Eclipse garnered a lot of attention in 2015 with its numerous color variations and to continue its widespread interest, Jordan Brand revamped it in 2016 into a mid-top. The Jordan Eclipse Chukka extends its ankle protection and gives it a tonal flair from the Jordan branding to the laces. Set to overshadow casual sneakers of its time, the Jordan Eclipse Chukka primes itself in monotone glory.
The mid-top version of the Eclipse proved worthy of redesigning especially now that it has a lot more material for creativity. One of the very first colorways to surface was the Triple Black in a woven-patterned upper. The Roshe-inspired Chukka dipped its whole silhouette in glossy black paint, and the pigment covered all of its parts--including the neoprene tongue, insole, and laces.
The December 2016 release of the Jordan Eclipse Chukka ‘Triple Black’ sparked more subsequent iterations which was almost simultaneously launched. Two in the said unveiling was the Light Bone and the Sequoia colorways which, religiously in that matter, maintains the woven-upper appeal. As the end of the year approached, one more edition was introduced to the public, and it was in the coveted black and red hues, of course. Unfortunately, the dark and blood-colored combo was only available in grade school sizes.
Speaking of kids’ sizing, another colorway of the Jordan Eclipse Chukka was released, and this time it plays around with the shade of pink. Intended for young lady sneakerheads, the Black/Pink edition sports a black mesh and woven upper complemented by fading pink accent on the shoe’s tooling. Initially priced at $90, the mid-top Jordan sneaker was available for copping by mid-February 2017.