These Air Jordan 16 & 32 Colorways Are Inspired By The Hornets’ CEO

By June 2014, Michael Jordan had become a billionaire, partly as a result of investing in the Charlotte Hornets. It was back in 2006 when Michael Jordan first invested in the franchise, which was known as the Charlotte Bobcats at that time. By 2014, Michael Jordan increased his stake in the Charlotte Hornets to 89.5%, becoming the CEO and majority owner of the team. Apparently, Jordan Brand decided to draw inspiration from Michael Jordan’s CEO status for the latest colorways of the Air Jordan 16 and Air Jordan 32. In fact, Jordan Brand has revealed that both of them will be joining the Holiday Season’s Jordan release 2017.

Along with their source of inspiration, these two colorways also share the same nickname, i.e. “CEO,” and they also appear to be quite similar. The Air Jordan 16 “CEO” has been designed to have suede uppers, which appear to be predominantly dressed up in sleek Black. Iridescent patent leather with a greenish-blue tinge can be spotted over the toe boxes and the tongues of this sneaker. Adding the finishing touch, and giving this colorway somewhat of a Hornets-inspired look, Teal-colored accents can also be spotted throughout, while it also appears to be equipped with icy, translucent soles as well.

Dressed up in a similar color scheme as the Air Jordan 16, the Flyknit uppers of the Air Jordan 32 are also almost entirely covered in sleek Black. The Teal hue also appears on this sneaker, throughout its uppers and over the large “Jumpman” logo featured on the outside of its plain White-colored midsoles. It also appears to be equipped with icy, translucent outsoles. Additionally, special “Jumpman” branding can also be spotted over its insoles and the inside of each tongue has a tag with “CEO” printed over it in the same Teal hue. Last but not least, a Teal-colored “23” can also bee seen over the lace tips.

Both the Air Jordan 16 “CEO” and the Air Jordan 32 “CEO” are scheduled to arrive at retailers on October 20, 2017, and the latter will be retailing at a price of $185. The Air Jordan 16 “CEO” will actually be a more limited release because reportedly just 2,300 pairs of the sneaker have been produced, each of which will retail for $250.

Air Jordan 16 “CEO” 
Black/Metallic Silver
Release Date: October 20, 2017
AA1253-016 | $250

Air Jordan 32 “CEO”
Release Date: October 20, 2017
AA1235-003 | $185

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