A Rust Effect Takes Over The Jordan Series .01 “Dear Coach”

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Michael Jordan may not be lauded for his time playing minor league baseball, but the Chicago Bulls legend hasn’t allowed that to keep him from fondly harkening back to his tenure with the Birmingham Barons and Scottsdale Scorpions.

For the latest Jordan Series .01, a lifestyle sneaker inspired by the game Jordan’s father wanted his son to play, NIKE, Inc. has introduced a rust-like effect to the mostly-canvas upper. The words “DEAR COACH” appear on the lateral mid-foot and tongue label, a nod to Terry Francona. The exact moment or thing that informed the reddish brown design cue hasn’t been disclosed, but messaging on the sock-liner and outsole suggest the backstory originates from the two years MJ stepped away from the NBA. In any case, the shoe is yet another testament to #23’s (or #45 in baseball) storied legacy.

Enjoy official images of the low-top pair here below, and anticipate a Nike SNKRS launch soon.

For more from the Jumpman brand, check out the Jordan 4 “Red Thunder” is set to release on October 2nd.


Jordan Series .03 "Dear Coach"

SKU: DN3732-200
RELEASE DATE: Nov 19, 2021

US 11/19/2021 Friday

Retailer Time Shipping Release type Status Reminder
Nike SNKRS US N/A North America Only Standard Check Site -
Nikestore US N/A North America Only Standard Check Site -
Finish Line 10:00 North America Only Standard Check Site -
JD Sports US 10:00 North America Only Standard Check Site -

Images: Nike

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