Ever since 1994-95 when Jordan Brand introduced the Air Jordan 10 “City Series” for the very first time, they have never again dropped another similar collection until this year. It had already been revealed last year that 2016 would be the year in which Jordan Brand was set to bring a new “City Pack” that would a new lineup of Air Jordan 10 colorways drawing inspiration from a new set of cities. By now, most of the Air Jordan 10 iterations from the pack have already hit the shelves and out of those that remain, the “London” rendition is now on its way to retailers.
Back in 1950s or even earlier, there were thousands of coal fires in London and city happens to be next to a river. As a result of these two phenomenons, there used to be a lot of fog and smoke in London back in the days. Furthermore, the fog and smoke would get mixed with each other, resulting in “smog,” and temperature inversion would trap the smog. Consequently, thousands of people died in London at that time, especially during the Great Smog back in 1952. This is how the city ended up being dubbed “The Big Smoke.”
It is this nickname of London that this Air Jordan 10 “City Pack” colorway draws inspiration from. This is the reason that its leather uppers are predominantly dressed up in a Soft Grey hue. The eye stays, inner linings, laces and midsoles are covered in Black, adding a contrasting and tonal touch to this sneaker. This sneaker even sports a bit of a premium elegance because of the Jumpman branding embroidered over the heels and the “LDN” logo stitched over the collars, both of which are in Gold.
No doubt, the Air Jordan 10 “London” from the “City Pack” had already made its retail debut on June 18th. However, the only thing about the sneaker’s release is that it hit the shelves exclusively at overseas retailers, so state-side Jordanheads will find it nearly impossible to get their hands on a pair.