According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, reflexology is “massage of the hands or feet based on the belief that pressure applied to specific points on these extremities benefits other parts of the body.” Basketball shoes are, of course, designed to protect the wearer’s feet and enable them to put their whole body into the game. With that confluence, it makes sense in some strange way that Jordan Brand would release a reflexology-inspired sneaker — namely the Air Jordan 35 Low “Reflexology.”
Seemingly drawing from reflexology’s colorful foot charts, diagrams that purport to show what areas of the foot affect different parts of the body, these low-cut Air Jordan 35s are awash in vibrant colors. The lateral side swathes its mudguard in teal and its collar in bright royal blue, while a rich infrared tone is used on the quarter. This infrared carries over to the toebox and continues on the shoe’s medial quarter, where it’s met by sport blue Flightwire, pastel orange eyestays and a chalky pink heel piece.
Throats supply more infrared, overlaid by purple and orange lace keepers plus flecked black and yellow laces. Air Jordan 5-inspired tongues seem to be the only simple part of the assemblage, done up in black with silver Jumpman embroidery. Tongue tags are pink, the collar is black and purple and the insoles offer a teal and yellow striped pattern. Bright heel badges add a little extra branded flair, the midfoot’s yellow Eclipse Plate 2.0 contains the AJ35’s signature forefoot and heel Zoom Air units and white midsoles work with plain white herringbone outsoles to round off the look.
The Air Jordan 35 Low “Reflexology” has yet to receive an official release date, but will likely hit retailers later this year.
For more footwear news, check out official images of the Air Jordan 6 “Electric Green.”