Jordan Series .01: Part 1 of MJ’s tribute sneakers 

Jordan brand gives us more reasons to store up on Jumpman shoes without the need to break the bank or go through the eye of a needle to score a pair. The initial salvo of this chain of tribute sneakers is the Jordan Series 01.

Jordan Series .01 takeaways

Versatile design. Mostly covered with a short napped suede finish on the toe, these kicks resemble the universal skate silhouettes you can find under Nike SB. These sneakers grab a classic feel that even non-basketball devotees would appreciate.

Durable build. It’s the first Jordan shoe with vulcanized sole construction. Like most of the vulc skate shoes, these sneakers are not thickly padded but reinforced with double-wrapping on the toe area for durability.

Increased traction. A circular patch of rubber under the ball of the foot is drawn from the Air Jordan 1s. This pivot point pattern lets you be in control while you make sudden turns and twists. 

Jordan Series 01's storyline 

These kicks for men and women pay homage to Michael Jordan’s early influences in basketball and the golden era of his NBA career. Below are some of the profiles that consist of the first batch of the Jordan Series. The subsequent line is named Jordan Series 02.

  • Dear Mike symbolizes Michael’s letter to his younger self and how determination became his groundwork for greatness. Wrapped in a smooth charcoal shade, this shoe represents how effortless court moves gave MJ the "Black Cat" moniker. 
  • Dear Larry, done in corduroy and suede layers, is an appreciation to His Airness’ older brother Larry and how their backyard battles as kids influenced him to become basketball’s GOAT. 
  • Dear Deloris that's made of two-toned suede with nylon, is dedicated to MJ’s mom.
  • Dear 90's, which beams in funky shades and leopard prints, represents Michael’s vibrant career into becoming the legend he is today.

Facts / Specs

Style: Sporty
Top: Low
Inspired from: Basketball
Closure: Laces
Material: Corduroy, Suede, Leather, EVA, Vulc Sole, Gum Sole, Rubber Sole / Fabric
Season: Summer
Lace Type: Flat lace, Cotton lace

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