This off-season, LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers were under the spotlight because of their victory in the 2016 NBA Finals. There has also been a lot of basketball talk revolving around how the Golden State Warriors are going to rebound after their loss to the Cavaliers. As for the Chicago Bulls, the departure of Derrick Rose coincided with Dwayne Wade joining the team. Considering that Dwayne is Chicago-born, joining the Bulls for him is probably the equivalent of returning home. Over the years, the Bulls have inspired numerous Air Jordan colorways and this time the team has become the source of inspiration for this Air Jordan 31 iteration.
Ever since the Miami Heat selected Dwayne Wade, they have become one of the best teams in the NBA. Thus, it should mean a great deal for the Chicago Bulls to have him a part of his team. In his debut game as a member of the Bulls, Dwayne scored 22 points, which included four three-pointers, leading the Bulls to a victory of 105-99 against the Boston Celtics. It is definitely a great way for the Bulls to kick off their season and Dywayne is apparently proving to be an asset. This Saturday, the Bulls also defeated the Indiana Pacers at the United Center in their second game, scoring 118-101.
This Air Jordan 31 colorway is indirectly also inspired from the classic Air Jordan 1 “Chicago,” which itself inherently drew inspiration from the Chicago Bulls. This sneaker will be arriving at retailers next weekend, but not on its own, rather it will joined by the returning Air Jordan 1 “Black Toe.” As can be seen, this Air Jordan 31 rendition is dressed up in the iconic Chicago Bulls color scheme, with its synthetic leather and woven uppers covered in shades of Black, Red and White. The side of each shoe also features the faded Nike “Swoosh” logo and Jordan “Jumpman” logo.
Both the Air Jordan 1 “Black Toe” and the Air Jordan 31 “Chicago” will hit the shelves on November 5th. From select Jordan Brand and Nike retailers, a pair of this Air Jordan 31 in adult sizes will retail at $185, while a GS-sized pair will cost $160.
Air Jordan 31 “Chicago”
Release Date: November 5th, 2016
845037-600 | $185