The Air Jordan 32 was in the spotlight once again for Jordan Brand‘s Future of Flight event that took place in Los Angeles earlier today. Following a similar path as the other teased Jordan releases, these Air Jordan 32 colorways all pay homage to a place and time in MJ’s career.
Up first is the Air Jordan 32 “Italy,” colorway that emphasizes the AJ32’s cues from the OG Air Jordan II dating back to 1986/87. Coinciding with the original AJ2’s made-in-Italy premium selling point, this colorway follows suit with the help of premium-textured leather uppers.
Taking it back even further, the Air Jordan 32 “UNC” borrows the signature colors of Michael Jordan’s college team, the University of North Carolina Tar Heels, and features pegs at the heel denoting each championship year for the university. The Air Jordan 32 Low “Free Throw Line” offers the same detailing as the earlier-teased AJ3 “Dunk Contest,” featuring a translucent sole and red stripe that represents the free-throw line he jumped from for his iconic dunk.
Last up is the Air Jordan 32 “Last Shot,” which is more or less a translation of the Air Jordan 14 into the AJ32 silhouette. In this colorway, MJ’s 1998 NBA finals win against the Utah Jazz is immortalized via this colorway. Many old design details are present such as the Ferrari-inspired crest at the tongue and red/black color scheme.
Below are the release dates and price for each Air Jordan 32.
Air Jordan 32 “Italy” – February 10, 2018 ($225 USD)
Air Jordan 32 “Free Throw” – February 14, 2018 ($160 USD)
Air Jordan 32 “UNC” – March 9, 2018 ($185 USD)
Air Jordan 32 “Last Shot” – June 2018 ($185 USD)
For those not feeling the overload in throwback Jordan references, Nike introduces a new Air Jordan 3 prototype and unearths a Tinker Hatfield sketch.