Apart from being the year of the 23rd Anniversary of the Air Jordan 7 and the 30th Anniversary of the Air Jordan 1, 2015 also marks the 10th Anniversary of the Air Jordan 20 “Stealth.” So, it should not surprise 23 is Back readers that this Chicago Bulls-inspired colorway of the Air Jordan 20 is making a comeback. However, Jordanheads will notice that this 2015 iteration does not quite look exactly like the OG sneaker. Hopefully, they will be able to see for themselves once they cop this Air Jordan 20 colorway on one of the March Jordan release dates 2015 that has been confirmed and announced for its re-release.
It was back on April 9, 2005 when the Air Jordan 20 OG “Stealth” had made its retail debut at a retail price of $175. When he had been originally designing this sneaker, Tinker Hatfield devised the concept behind this sneaker after being inspired by an elegant trumpet, motorcycle tires and racing boots. Initially, Jordanheads even felt that this pair looked weird, but it ended up growing on them and they started to find the design quite interesting, especially the laser etching on the midfoot straps. However, unlike the OG pairs, the midfoot straps feature gold etching rather than grey, which is the same gold hue seen on the 30th Anniversary Jordan Brand boxes.
The upper of this year’s version of the Air Jordan 20 “Stealth” is made up of a patent leather base with a nubuck leather midfoot strap. Mark Smith, the laser expert working for Nike, was once again the one who created the gold laser etching that symbolizes things that are somehow related to the career and life of Michael Jordan. In order to make the color scheme relate to the Chicago Bulls, the inner lining is in varsity red just like the original. Finally, the grey outsole completes the look.
23 is Back readers can expect this year’s returning Air Jordan 20 “Stealth” to be as unique as the original. Despite the fact that this version may or may not come with the same revolutionary performance technology as the OG, Jordanheads are still probably thrilled about the comeback of this Air Jordan 20 colorway. However, there is still another month to wait, since March 14th, 2015 is one of next month’s Jordan release dates 2015 slated for this new jordans to hit the shelves.
Air Jordan 20 Retro “Stealth”
Release Date:March 14th, 2015
310455-002 | $190