The future of the Nike Ja 1 is uncertain due to the Memphis Grizzlies star’s shenanigans off the court. Yet, the silhouette continues to appear in new styles.
Ahead of summer, Ja Morant‘s first signature sneaker with the Swoosh has appeared in a season-appropriate “Ember Glow” makeover. Reminiscent of LeBron James’ footwear during the Miami Heat era, the upcoming pair features a near-fluorescent arrangement across the upper. Synthetic and mesh materials across the upper boast a near-uniform finish, although panels on the spine and profile swooshes interrupt the look. Sole units underfoot take on a much more understated color scheme than both the upper and Morant’s off-court persona. All together, the “Ember Glow” Ja 1 makes for a compelling option for those looking to hoop or style.
Enjoy an early look at the pair ahead. An official nike.com launch date hasn’t been disclosed by the brand, but that’s likely to change soon. Retailers like Finish Line, however, currently list the shoes as dropping on July 3rd.
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Where to Buy
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Nike Ja 1 "Fuel"
Release Date: Jul 14th, 2023 (Friday)
Color: Ember Glow/Light Silver/Blue Lightning/Blue Lightning
Mens: $110 Style Code: DR8785-800
UPDATE June 20th, 2023:
Official Nike photos of the pair have been added ahead.
Photos via Nike, Finish Line, Instagram user @yankeekicks