By the time 2016 was nearing its end, Jordan Brand unveiled their “Take Flight” Pack. Way before that though, photos of the Air Jordan 8 colorway drawing inspiration from the original MA-1 flight bomber jacket had already surfaced online. The pack also includes an Air Jordan 5 colorway that is inspired by the P-51 flight bomber jacket and has nubuck uppers dressed up in a combination of Sequoia Green with Vachetta Tan leather tongues. Finally, they the sneaker from this pack is an Air Jordan 15 iteration. Some sneakerheads are probably thinking that this iteration was whipped up specifically for this pack, but it is actually an OG colorway.
The Air Jordan 15 “Flight Jacket” is actually the OG “Black/Varsity Red” colorway that is also referred to as the “Stealth” iteration. This sneaker had originally made its retail debut back in 1999 and it had retailed at a price of $150. That was not the first time Jordan Brand dropped this sneaker since it made a comeback on November 15th, 2007 as a retro and surprisingly, retailed once again at the same price of $150. Considering that the Air Jordan 15 model designed with inspiration drawn from the X-15 Flight Plane, it makes sense that it was chosen to be included in the “Take Flight” Pack.
Rumors about the return of the Air Jordan 15 “Stealth” or “Black/Varsity Red” had begun spreading since the start of 2016 and now it is finally joining the Jordan releases 2017. Much like the original, this year’s upcoming version of this sneaker has uppers made up of full grain leather and woven mesh materials. This rendition got its “Stealth” nickname because of its predominantly ominous Black uppers. Varsity Red also appears on this sneaker, mostly notably over the vertical strip running down each heel counter, while Red-colored accents can be spotted elsewhere as well, such as the branding.
It is quite obvious that the Air Jordan 15 “Flight Jacket” from Jordan Brand’s “Take Flight” Pack is indeed the “Stealth” colorway and it is about time that it has returned. Sneakerheads eager to cop a pair will be able to do so at a price of $190 on January 7th, 2017 at retailers like END., Finishline, Kicks USA, Nikestore and Sneakers N Stuff.
Air Jordan 15 “Flight Jacket”
Release Date: January 7th, 2017
881429-001 | $190