During Jordan Brand’s and Nike Basketball’s 2015 Quai 54 World Streetball Tournament, “Fusion Team” was defeated by La Relève’ Yard, who ended up winning the title. Jordan Legacy Court had also been opened up last year, so the sport of basketball will likely remain a source of inspiration and keep on leaving its mark on Paris for years to come. By the time the 2015 Quai 54 World Streetball Tournament concluded, the atmosphere of “The City of Light” was quite charged and exciting. Jordan Brand is probably looking forward to make a similar impact, not just with the tournament but with its 2016 Quai 54 releases.
In order to inspire and motivate future generations of the city to take part in the sport of basketball, both the Jordan Legacy Court and the Office of the Mayor of Paris were opened at the same time in the 20th arrondissement. A large quantity of people had flocked into the city to be a part of audience and witness the tournament in person at the Place de la Concorde public square. France’s own “Hood Mix 2.0” crew were the defending champions who faced teams from China, Croatia, Guinea, Spain, the United Kingdom, the United States and several other countries.
As every year, Jordan Brand once again pays homage to the annual streetball tournament in Paris with the release of a special collection of sneakers. Earlier reports had already revealed that Jordan Brand’s 2016 Quai 54 collection would include an Air Jordan 2 that would potentially be among July’s Air Jordan releases. Soon after Twitter user @SneakerSpy shared drawings of the sneaker, official photos of the actual kicks have also been published. Its uppers are predominantly dressed up in a combination of Beige and Light Bone while its full-length rubber sole units are plain White and its heels also feature Metallic Gold detailing. The Air Jordan 2 Quai 54 will indeed be making its retail debut on July 22, but it will exclusively arrive at European retailers and be available at a price of $180.
Air Jordan 2 Quai 54
Light Bone/Metallic Gold-White
Release Date: July 22nd, 2016
866035-001 | $180