February 23, 2010 BY John Kim
The intricate stitching on the upper of the Air Jordan Icons may steer you towards believing it was meant for aesthetics, but the JB team had optimum performance in mind when designing the Icons. It features a full-length sculpted Phylon midsole (also on the Air Jordan Alpha 1) and the revolutionary Air Jordan XX sole for support and traction. Reinforcing the more sensitive areas like the ankle is the supportive collar system, molded sockliner, and seamless tongue-to-forefoot construction. Lucky for us, the Air Jordan Icons is both technically up-to-par and pleasing to the eye; in addition to the royal stitching and Air Jordan XX silhouette, the midsole features hidden messages for us to decipher, while the symbols on the outsole represent 20 memorable moments in Jordan’s career. Read on for an official Jordan Brand video and extra images. via Jumpman23.