January 16, 2012 BY Aaron Hope / 34
The Spiz’ike is probably Jordan Brand’s most successful hybrid design to date, and arguably one of the best mashup sneakers ever concieved. We’re coming off a high tide in late 2011 that saw the impressive ‘Knicks Pack’ hit retail along with the first preview images of the ‘Bordeaux’ edition, but even with that kind of momentum, it appears another Spike Lee-inspired hybrid will take the reigns this year. Our latest look at the upcoming Jordan Son of Mars comes in a familiar colorway that the Spizike had also slightly altered, a ‘Grape’ AJV-leaning palette that really emphasizes the fact that the Son of Mars is built upon the Five’s foundation. But these don’t offer any Aquatone or other teal shades to get the full effect (nor do they add red like the Spiz’ikes), so the end result is a fresh twist, just like seeing design elements from Air Jordans III-VI plus XX combined in this new configuration. Check out the Son of Mars in more images after the jump and stick with Sneaker News for the US release date. via Air-Randy
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These will look hella better without that XX strap.Adding that strap is doin too much.But strap or no strap I would pass easily with the heat thats droppin this year.2012 is goin to be CRAZY
Lmao I can't do Fusions son, I'm Sorry Even if you don't use the Fusion name its clearly a fucking Fusion! Jordan should sell these in his Only Chinese and other Non U.S. Jordan Brand Outlet Stores
look like scraps of retros thrown together! still not feeling these at all! tooooooooooooo much going on, but this colorway is better than the olympic "som" that had the other day
garbage!! tired of all these retros coming out, and now this?? really? bad quality, high price.. get the f*#k outta here.
well I see the hypebeast are not feeling these right now.just wait..couple more articles,couple more fotos and you guys will be nuthugging as usual!
Waaaaay too much going on for this shoe. Clean lines will always be a winner. This is just too much.
Cosign Joe. WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU JORDAN PEOPLE? J III-VI are perfectly fine, no need for a mashup.
The olyimpic colorway was one of the worst shoes ive ever seen. These are 10x better. And they still are horrible!
In 50 years time I hope we look back on these combo models and think, "WTFLOL!" Every one has been like that real shit remix of that song you love. Why, why, why.
Jesus! lol. The only reason I can think of why they would put out these. Is because maybe nike ordered too much of a retro jordan parts so they use whatever is left over to put this (lmao) together and slap the jordan logo to make a quick buck smh