The Air Jordan 32 Has Been Officially Unveiled Along With Two New Colorways

Michael Jordan has always loved with Italian sports cards and much like the Air Jordan 2, the Air Jordan 32 is also inspired by MJ’s obsession with cars like Ferraris. This is why Tate Kuerbis, Nike’s Senior Designer, focused on craftsmanship, design and speed when working on the Air Jordan 32. The Air Jordan 2, the source of inspiration behind Jordan Brand’s latest signature model, was designed as a luxury shoe that would still perform impressively on a basketball court. Prior to designing the Air Jordan 2, Bruce Kilgore and Peter Moore actually visited Italy to draw inspiration from Italian craftsmanship.

Despite being designed thirty years after the Air Jordan 2, the Air Jordan 32 is based off the same idea that the Air Jordan 2 was born from. Perhaps the most unique feature of the Air Jordan 32 is the use of high-tenacity yarn for its Flyknit uppers, which is something that has not been done before. Compared to any of Jordan Brand’s previous on-court sneakers, this knit construction makes it far more comfortable and flexible, especially at the forefoot of each shoe. The Air Jordan 2 somewhat resembled a moccasin and the Air Jordan 32 bears that resemblance too, but appears more modernized.

Of course, the Air Jordan 32’s Flyknit uppers were constructed digitally, but Jordan Brand took a more traditional approach for its molded heel counters, which are inspired by the Air Jordan 2. Apart from the Flyknit uppers, the Air Jordan 32 is equipped with tuned-up Flight Speed cushioning technology, which offers the same energy as Nike’s Zoom Air units. For multidirectional grip, there are herringbone traction patterns underneath the soles. Last but not least, the knit uppers somewhat hide the laces, which are a part of an entire harness system that is present inside, which includes webbing to offer the wearer’s feet a really snug fit.

The Air Jordan 32 was initially previewed in a “Bred” colorway, but it seems that there are two other colorways, the first of which will be joining September’s Jordan releases 2017. In fact, the Air Jordan 32 will be debuting in the tonal all-Red “Rosso Corsa” featured here, on September 23rd, 2017 and will retail at a price of $185. The Air Jordan 32 “Bred,” which sneakerheads have already seen, and an alternate Low “Bred” variation, will both hit the shelves on October 18th to retail for $185 and $160, respectively.

Air Jordan 32 “Rosso Corsa”
Gym Red/Black
Release Date: September 23, 2017
AA1253-601 | $185

Air Jordan 32 “Bred”
Release Date: October 18th, 2017
AA1253-001 | $185

Air Jordan 32 Low “Bred” 
Release Date: October 18th, 2017
AA1256-001 | $160

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