DJ Khaled is on the cover of XXL Magazine’s Spring 2017 issue with his five month-old son Asahd. He is so joyful about being a father that he named Asahd the executive producer of Grateful, his next album. If sneakerheads recall, during the press conference in which he announced his upcoming album while carrying his son in his arms, DJ Khaled was clad in a lustrous, completely pink-colored suit. Of course, he would need pink-colored footwear too and his kicks of choice turned out to be to be the Just Don x Air Jordan 2 “Arctic Orange.” Turns out that DJ Khaled’s pair is far more exclusive than expected.
Reggie Saunders, Jordan Brand’s head of Entertainment Marketing, was apparently among the first to learn that DJ Khaled was going to wear a pink suit for his press conference that took place at the Beverly Hills Hotel. DJ Khaled had actually called Reggie to ask if he had a pair of some pink Air Jordan colorway. DJ Khaled was probably not expecting to receive a Just Don x Air Jordan 2 that morning. Back then at least, he had no clue that the sneaker was being produced exclusively in GS sizes and that he had the only adult-sized pair. DJ Khaled was quite clueless about this particular sneaker.
DJ Khaled actually spoke about the Just Don x Air Jordan 2 in a brief interview that he recently had with Jordan Brand. As far as its construction is concerned, this brand new Just Don x Air Jordan 2 looks just like the previous ones, except it is smaller in size. Hence, it is a monochrome and tonal sneaker, and despite being referred to as pink, it is actually completely covered in an Arctic Orange hue, which often seems like it is pink. Even the branding and the laces are dressed up in the same hue, blending in with the uppers.
While DJ Khaled was quite grateful to have received that pair, not everyone will have the opportunity to be equally grateful since this is a GS-exclusive. Despite having revealed this unexpected news, there is still confirmation of a release date, but this Just Don x Air Jordan 2 “Arctic Orange” can be expected to join Spring’s Jordan releases 2017.