Although it’s a performance shoe to its very core, Jordan Brand‘s Air Jordan 34 is no stranger to appealing makeups, the latest of which to surface is a new “Metallic Silver.” Mashing stark shades with brightly-colored accents and a sizable helping of iridescent detailing, these striking AJ34s were created to shine both on and off the hardwood.
Uppers are composed of white mesh and synthetics, translucent in some spots to add a touch of deconstruction. Iridescent strips run directly under the eyestays and come to a peak above the collar. There’s even more luminous styling on the heels, which are completely covered in color-changing material. This bold back half is played up even further by alternating colors on each heel tab and heel Nike Air graphic: the left shoe offers a “Bacon”-esque combination of reds, pinks and browns, while the right shoe presents a “Brazil”-style mix of greens, yellows and blues. The alternating look is played up even further by a red Flight tongue logo on the left shoe and a logo on the right.
Moving to the lower half, the white midsole is split in two by a silver Eclipse Plate. This is formed of two responsive Pebax plastic plates, which when coupled with the Zoom Air unit encased in the forefoot cuts weight while providing the explosiveness required by the game’s highest leapers. An icy blue outsole completes the look in signature Air Jordan style.
The Air Jordan 34 “Metallic Silver” will release on January 16 at retailers like Reinarts, with an MSRP of $180 USD.
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