Nike’s Jordan Brand originally started out as a line of signature sneakers that were being produced exclusively for Michael Jordan. Over the years though, Jordan Brand has produced signature sneaker models for numerous other professional basketball players, such as Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Ray Allen and Vin Baker. Collectively, those sneakers are regarded as a part of Jordan Brand’s Jumpman series, named after the brand’s logo. The sneakers are somewhat of a rarity since Jordan Brand does not release new colorways of them very often. After a rather long time though, Jordan Brand introduced the latest model to join the series, the Jumpman Z.
One of the oldest, original and most popular models from the abovementioned series is the Jumpman Pro, which was first released back in 1997. At the time, they were highly coveted, perhaps due to the fact that they resemble the Air Jordan 7 and were available at a comparatively affordable price. Some even considered them to be better than the Air Jordan 7 due to being more lightweight and having a lower cut. Its exposed carbon shank plate may have even been inspired by the Air Jordan 11. Other Jumpman models from that era include the Jordan Team 1, Jumpman Vindicate, Jordan Pro Strong, Jumpman Pro Quick, and others.
Like previous Jumpman models, the Jumpan Z is also inspired by one of Michael Jordan’s previous signature sneaker models, namely the Air Jordan 14 as you can likely see the resemblance. Despite the same basic design though, its uppers feature a midfoot shroud with a zippered closure. It is apparently a lifestyle model, which will be making its retail debut in four different colorways, namely a “Black/Red,” a “Navy,” an “Olive,” and a “White/Purple” one. You can expect all four of these colorways to soon join upcoming Air Jordan releases 2018. They will each be eventually available on Nike.com at a price of $160.