Just a few days ago, Jordan Brand prepared their Chicago-based Station 23 flagship store for the launch of Jimmy Butler’s brand new signature model, the Jordan Ultra.Fly. The entire store was redesign especially for the event and even special training sessions took place there this weekend. It turns out that not one but two Jordan Ultra.Fly colorways will be making their retail debut simultaneously in the next couple of days. Apart from the fact that mid-April will mark the debut of the Jordan Ultra.Fly silhouette itself, another black and infrared iterations shares the release date of its very first black and teal colorway.
No wonder, the interior of Station 23 was dressed up in black and teal to resemble the color scheme of the debut iteration of Jimmy Butler’s signature basketball sneaker silhouette. Although the sneaker does not officially debut until a few days later, many Jordanheads likely signed up for the training sessions that were hosted at the flagship location on April 10th. Apart from the two colorways that are on their way, Jordan Brand apparently whipped up two other renditions as well, but there is no news as to when they will be hitting the shelves.
Since the Jordan Ultra.Fly draws inspiration from Michael Jordan’s “Black Cat” nickname, the Kurim overlays that cover the sneaker’s uppers are inspired by a spotted leopard. Apart from making this sneaker look unique, the flexible Kurim cage also provides additional support to the uppers. The upcoming two Ultra.Fly colorways are somewhat similar, with their respective accent hues, i.e. teal and infrared, visible beneath the all-black Kurim cage. Their respective inner linings and soles are also dressed up in their respective accent hues. Moreover, both versions also feature silver-colored branding.
Of course, a similar appearance is not the only thing common between these two sneakers. Both the black and teal and the black and infrared renditions of the Jordan Ultra.Fly are arriving at retailers, including Jordan Brand’s Station 23, on April 15th. Jordanheads could cop a pair of either at a price of $125.