As a part of the 2019 Nike N7 Collection, this year’s Air Jordan releases 2019 will include an Air Jordan 8 made up of Pendleton fabrics. Around Fall, Jordan Brand and Nike are known to team up and put together a collection that contributes to the N7 Fund, supporting Aboriginal communities and Native American sport organizations. Aboriginal rapper Taboo was the fact of last year’s N7 Collection, which drew inspiration from his personal Native American cultural heritage and roots. He reported that his style was influenced by the outfits of traditional Native American dancers in East L.A. The color palette and “intricate beadwork patterning” also influenced the collection.
Jordan Brand’s three upcoming Air Jordan releases are “Reflective” varitions of OG colorways from the Bulls’ first championship three-peat. Starting with the Air Jordan 6 that you can see above, you may have recognized that this “Reflective” is using the OG “Infared” colorway as its base. At the time when the Air Jordan 6 was introduced and Michael Jordan laced up in it, he was on his way towards leading the Chicago Bulls to their first NBA Championship victory. Instead of nearly all-Black, its uppers are now completely reflective. Black still appears over the heels, laces, midsoles and tongues, and the Infrared-colored accents are the same as the original.