The Jordan Son of Mars got its name from Mars Blackmon, a character that Spike Lee played in his own 1986 black-and-white comedy-drama film, She’s Gotta Have It. The Son of Mars was the second sneaker model released by Jordan Brand to be inspired by and have a connection with Spike Lee, the first one being the Jordan Spiz’ike. Like the Spiz’ike, the Jordan Son of Mars is also a complex, innovative and intricate hybrid. In fact, the Son of Mars seems like a variation of the Spiz’ike. After nearly a year-long hiatus, more colorways of this hybrid sneaker have joined this year’s recent Air Jordan releases 2018.
The Son of Mars is one of Jordan Brand’s more extravagant hybrid creations, especially since it borrows elements from five different iconic Air Jordan models. These include the Air Jordan 3, 4, 5, 6 and 10. More specifically, its elephant print overlays have been borrowed from the Air Jordan 3; its netting has been borrowed from the Air Jordan 4; its lacelocks and soles have been borrowed from the Air Jordan 5; its upper collar area has been borrowed from the Air Jordan 6; and finally, its lasered, midfoot straps have been borrowed from the Air Jordan 10. Thus, the Son of Mars is somewhat of a “Frankenstein” sneaker.
The last time the Jordan Son of Mars arrived at retailers was in 2017 on February 1st when it became available in a “Fire Red” colorway at a price of $180. Prior to the end of the previous month, three brand new colorways unexpected joined June’s final Air Jordan releases 2018. These colorways did not have nicknames, but as you can seen, they are dressed up in combinations of “Hyper Royal/Black/Light Smoke Grey/White,” “Olive Canvas/White/Black,” and “Gym Red/Black/Wolf Grey/White,” respectively. Although they made their retail debut on Nike.com on June 27th, they are currently available at a price of $150 until stocks last.
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