Jordan Brand’s Air Jordan releases 2019 arriving this summer will include an Air Jordan 12 for women featuring reptile–textured uppers. Much like the women’s Air Jordan 12 iteration featured here, there have been plenty of others that have been dressed up entirely in Black or a Black and White color scheme. The most popular of this colorways is definitely the Air Jordan 12 “Taxi,” which made its comeback last year on March 18th, 2018 and retailed at a price of $190. Others include last year’s Air Jordan 12 “Winterized” and the Air Jordan 12 “Chinese New Year” that made its retail debut this year on February 5th, 2019.
Next month’s Air Jordan releases 2019 will include numerous debuting models falling under Jordan Brand’s futuristic “Flight Utility” moniker. David Creech, Jordan Brand’s Vice President of Design, has described Flight Utility as the next step towards innovation. Flight Utility is bringing Jordan Brand to the forefront once again, with footwear designs that are both functional and innovative, while staying true to the brand’s core DNA. The Air Jordan 33, which debuted last year in October 2018, was the prime example of Jordan Brand’s Flight Utility ethos. In just a few months though, Jordan Brand has managed to whip up four other Flight Utility models that will debut next month.
A reimagined Air Jordan 1 with uppers featuring cargo netting will be among this year’s upcoming Air Jordan releases 2019. Jordan Brand first delved into modifying the Air Jordan 1 in the form of multiple, unique variations last year with the “Reimagined” Collection. During the recent 2019 NBA All–Star Weekend, Jordan Brand designed a quilted Air Jordan 1 iteration mimicking the design of the Don C x Air Jordan 2 from 2016. This Air Jordan 1 iteration with quilted tumbled leather uppers was designed for the family members and friends of Carlos Prieto, Michael Jordan’s brother-in-law and founder of the South Miami-based footwear boutique, SoleFly.
An Air Jordan 7 “Bucks” paying tribute to Ray Allen’s early career was among some of last month’s final Air Jordan releases 2019. Nike’s “Art Of A Champion” collection from last year included an Air Jordan 28 colorway that was dubbed “Locked and Loaded.” This particular colorway drew inspiration from and was a nod to the historic three-point field goal that Ray Allen scored during the 2013 NBA Finals, which tied the game and enabled the Miami Heat to eventually win. Following his NBA draft, Ray Allen had been traded to the Milwaukee Bucks and the Air Jordan 7 featured here is inspired by that period of his career.
In addition to upcoming Air Jordan releases 2019, Jordan Brand designed an Air Jordan 3 for Spike Lee‘s Oscar win at the Academy Awards. The 91st Academy Awards ceremony recently took place on February 25th, 2019 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California. BlacKkKlansman, Spike Lee’s biographical crime film, was nominated for six Academy Awards, namely for Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Director, Best Film Editing, Best Original Score, Best Picture, and Best Supporting Actor. Spike Lee actually ended up winning the Best Adapted Screenplay award for the film. Spike Lee walked onstage as the crowd thunderously applauded and was greeted by Samuel L. Jackson.
It seems that the Proto–Max 720 will be Jordan Brand‘s latest futuristic, athletic sneaker to join upcoming Air Jordan releases 2019. Since late 2018, Jordan Brand has been making it obvious that they are gradually stepping into the future of athletic footwear. The Air Jordan 33 was officially unveiled last year on September 20th, 2018, while at the same time; Jordan Brand had also introduced the Apex–Utility and Proto React sneaker models. Following the unveiling of the Air Jordan 33, Jordan Brand also unveiled a variation of the Proto React dubbed the Jordan Proto-Max 720. It is actually inspired by one of Nike’s latest Air Max sneaker models.
After its debut last month, Russell Westbrook’s Why Not Zer0.2 will join February’s Air Jordan releases 2019 in an “All-Star” colorway. The very first colorway of the Jordan Why Not Zer0.2 was dubbed “Future History,” which became available on January 10th, 2019 at a price of $125. After the multi-colored and vibrant “Future History,” the next iteration of the Why Not Zer0.2 that hit the shelves was relatively plain, dressed up in just Black and White, and was dubbed “The Family.” However, the upcoming “All-Star” colorway of the Jordan Why Not Zer0.2 is by far the most multi-colored and vibrant of them all to date.