Although Michael Jordan’s signature sneaker line has become synonymous with street style, its focus continues to be performance basketball. The last handful of models had received a noticeable amount of mixed reviews, but the Air Jordan 34 was widely-lauded for its fit and responsiveness. Its direct successor has panned out to be more of an evolution than revolution, but the forthcoming Air Jordan 36 may take on the latter approach, as a first-look by Isatou “Satou” Sabally suggests it’s picked up a few design updates.
Seemingly on the set of marketing campaign for the shoe, the German-American professional hooper shared a brief look at a new shoe from her Brand Jordan family. Clad in a wine-like shade of burgundy, the (potential) latest Air Jordan is reminiscent of the current Air Jordan 35 in shape and silhouette. Screengrabs of Sabally’s Twitter video don’t deliver a high-definition look at the shoe’s materials, but it displays the shoe as sharing cues with previous Air Jordan sneakers worn by Russell Westbrook; furthermore, no “NIKE AIR” appears at the heel. The model’s most distinct features arrive via the sole unit, which boasts a decoupled white midsole accented by a wavy, 1990s-appropriate magenta stripe. This area also reveals the latest iteration of the Eclipse Plate (likely the 3.0), a support system that’s allowed for lightweight, but durable and responsive support. Traction patterns aren’t depicted in the potential first look, but the Air Jordan 5-inspired model’s possible launch colorway indulges in a vibrant orange tone across the outsole.
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Jayson Tatum has been spotted wearing the Air Jordan 36 during the pre-game shootaround of the second matchup between the Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets in the first series of the 2020-21 NBA Playoffs.
— Satou Sabally (@satou_sabally) May 24, 2021