We saw a sneak peak of Jordan Brand's latest on-court shoe when Satou Sabally posted a little preview of the shoe earlier on this summer. Now, the 36s have officially been unveiled with the help of two of Jordan Brands roster, Satou and Boston Celtics star, Jayson Tatum.
The XXXVI's takes from its predecessors in the 35s and 34s, making improvements on those with a different source of inspiration, that being the word 'light.' The creative team at Jordan explored three aspects of the word and used their collaborative work to create a shoe suited to their roster of young and talented next generation players such as Luka Doncic, Kia Nurse and Zion Williamson.
The shoe features a jacquard leno-weave material that makes up the upper. It is a material that is lightweight, strong and is also flexible enough able to adapt to and provide support whenever necessary. Its cushioning set up is the most Zoom Air Coverage that Jordan have put in any of their signature shoes, with a full length Zoom Air Strobel unit attached to the upper sitting above another Zoom Air unit for that extra responsiveness.
Part of their inspiration for the shoe also came from the Jumpman himself. The team wanted the shoe to somehow represent Michael Jordan's infinite influence in sport and beyond in which they were able to do with the pattern across the midsole that can be traced without having to ever lift off your finger. The 36s are now available globally with the China release just happening today, 17th August.