Jordan Brand and Nike are in preparation to celebrate Chinese New Year in 2022 as both parties recently pulled back the curtains on their upcoming footwear and apparel collections. Like the former’s 2020 capsule, it will once again shine a light on the Air Jordan 1 Low OG, and its latest “Chinese New Year” installment has been officially revealed.
The Chinese zodiac for 2022 is the Year of the Tiger, and it’s for this impending rendition that the brand really takes that to heart in terms of the kicks’ visual appearance. Smooth leathers make up the top half, and it’s furnished with black and soft orange tiger stripes atop the toe boxes and quarter panels while a cream color dresses up the forefoot and lower heel overlays. Bursts of bold orange accents also take a seat at the table here as they arrive on the Nike Air tongue logos, heightened heel overlays that are emblazoned with solid black tiger insignias and the insoles which are decorated with Hawaiian shirt-esque tiger and tree patterns. Midsoles are designed with an all-white exterior and come mated with orange-tinted outsoles that host oversized Air Jordan wings logos.
The Air Jordan 1 Low OG “Chinese New Year” will be limited to just 5,000 pairs, and you can expect it to drop on December 30 in Greater China via Nike. A stateside release has yet to be confirmed.
You can peep the full Nike and Jordan Brand “Year of the Tiger” collection here.