Alert. Explosive. Luring prey into a false sense of security then pouncing.
Am I describing a cat, or Michael Jordan?
It’s a famous part of Jordan Brand lore that Tinker Hatfield drew inspiration from a black cat when he was designing the Air Jordan 13.
That inspiration surprised Jordan, who asked Hatfield, “How did you know that’s my nickname among my close friends?”
But catlike play was a hallmark of MJ’s career long before the AJ 13 arrived in 1997. His fast
paws hands helped him lead the league in steals three times in his career, and on the prowl his court vision let him average just over 6 assists a night.
That stealthiness conjures images of Jordan lurking in the shadows, waiting to pounce on unsuspecting opponents and swipe the rock before disappearing up the court like a wisp of smoke.
And what better to blend into the shadows than tones of Black and Light Smoke Grey? You’ll soon be able to, in the forthcoming Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG ‘Shadow 2.0,’ arriving on 5/15.
A new take on the OG 1985 ‘Shadow’ colorway, this one features a black leather upper with nubuck overlays in Light Smoke Grey.
Get ready to pounce when the Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG ‘Shadow 2.0′ releases in Men’s and Kids’ sizing on 5/15. Keep it locked on @jdsportsus for updated reservation details.