Jordanheads are probably well aware by now that the Jordan Spike 40 is the latest sneaker with Spike Lee’s name associated with it. However, what they may not know yet is the fact that Tinker Hatfield did not design the sneaker, but a sketch from Tinker’s vault did serve as the inspiration and source material for the Spike 40. Along with borrowing features from the Air Jordan 5 from the ’90s, the Spike 40 is basically a combination of elements from Tinker’s lost sketches. After hitting the shelves in several different iterations, an even more unique and vibrant colorway of the Jordan Spike 40 has been unveiled.
Considering that it has become somewhat essential and necessary for Spike Lee-related kicks to make their debut in a New York Knicks-inspired colorway, it is no wonder the Spike 40 did the same. After all, back in 1990 Spike Lee had signed a bogus contract with the New York Knicks. Quite recently, Nike even decided to offer the Jordan Spike 40 on their customization platform, NIKEiD. Now, Jordan Brand seems prepared to drop one last new colorway of the Jordan Spike 40 before 2015 comes to an end.
This latest rendition of the Jordan Spike 40 apparently draws inspiration from Mars Blackmon, who is a character from She’s Gotta Have It that Spike Lee had directed back in 1986. A nice, bright Blue hue covers the smooth woven upper of the sneaker. The eyelets, heel portion and the tongue of this sneaker feature textured Black overlays. Last but not least, this sneaker is also equipped with a Black and White midsole, which adds a touch of contrast. However, the element that stands out the more and makes this bold colorway stand out even more is Blue, Orange, and Purple hues that make the outsole appear vibrant. The Jordan release date of this Jordan Spike 40 colorway has already taken place at the brand’s select accounts, where it is retailing at a price of $180.