Jordan Brand has been sponsoring the Quai 54 tournament as far back as 2002-2003. However, when searching for Quai 54-related Air Jordan releases, apparently one can only go back up to the 2011 version, which was an Air Jordan 5 Retro iteration. The leather uppers of the Air Jordan 5 Retro “Quai 54” from 2011 were dressed up predominantly in White with Metallic Silver- and Neon Green-colored accents, and mostly Black-colored outsoles. As every year, the time for 2016’s Quai tournament is nearing and apparently, Jordan Brand is planning an Air Jordan 30 colorway somewhere in between.
The Quai 54 World Streetball Championship tournament was founded back in 2003 and has been sponsored by Jordan Brand ever since, and it is held annually in Paris during the summer. It is regarded as the biggest, most competitive and entertaining global, outdoor basketball event. Along with being a yearly basketball competition, it also includes numerous international events with both online and television coverage and Jordan Brand x Quai 54 collaborations are just one of many. It seems that the very first Jordan Brand x Quai 54 sneaker of this year will be an Air Jordan 30 colorway and it is actually a familiar one.
It was back in January when this Air Jordan 30 rendition was showcased by Tinker Hatfield and it was dubbed the “Cosmos” rendition. As its nickname suggests, the sneaker is celestial-themed and is similar to the Nike Air Foamposite “Galaxy,” which is also scheduled to make its retail debut during the 2016 Quai 54 tournament. So, there is no indication whether the edition seen here is the actual Quai 54 one or whether the version that will arrive at retailers during the tournament will feature additional Quai 54 branding.
Since the exact date for 2016’s Quai 54 tournament has not been announced yet, it has also not been confirmed when this sneaker will hit the shelves. Surprisingly, this particular Air Jordan 30 “Cosmos” version is already available on eBay.
Air Jordan 30 Quai 54 “Cosmos”
Release Date: July 9, 2016
863586-010 | $200