The last time the Air Jordan 20 was available was back on June 6th, 2015. It was the Air Jordan 20 “Playoffs,” which retailed at a price of $220. This retro colorway made its retail debut near the end of the NBA post-season that year. Despite being dressed up in a simple Black, Grey and White color scheme, the abstract graphic that appeared on both of its midfoot straps made this iteration quite eye catching. Three years later, not only has Jordan Brand brought back the Air Jordan 20 to join upcoming Jordan releases 2018, they are upgrading it by incorporating Flyknit as a part of its construction.
A Brief History Of The Air Jordan 20
It was back in 2005 when Jordan Brand released the Air Jordan 20. Considering how futuristic it was, one of its most popular advertising slogans was “Welcome to the future.” Tinker Hatfield was inspired by cycling shoes and the tires of motorcycles when designing the Air Jordan 20. One of the highlights of the Air Jordan 20 was the laser etching that paid homage to the history of the Air Jordan and Michael Jordan. Its mesh on its heels had the numbers 05 and 85 embedded into it. Furthermore, the Air Jordan 20 also marked the debut of Jordan Brand’s I.P.S. (Independent Podular Suspension) technology.
Introducing The The Air Jordan 20 Flyknit
The Air Jordan 20 Flyknit is a part of a collaborative capsule between Carmelo Anthony, Jordan Brand and Rag & Bone. Although the Flyknit uppers maintain the look, shape and texture of the original, its ridged toe boxes, its sock collars are comparatively much higher. The designs of both colorways are inspired by flight jackets and possess a militaristic aesthetic. One sports a Black and Gum color scheme, while the other an Olive and Orange one. Both are also equipped with rugged soles and feature “72023” removable Velcro strap on the midfoot straps instead of the signature etching. Furthermore, Carmelo Anthony’s branding can be spotted on the insoles.
In addition to these Air Jordan 20 Flyknit colorways, this Carmelo Anthony x Rag & Bone Capsule will also include matching apparel. Joining this month’s Air Jordan releases 2018, this capsule is set to make its retail debut on September 17th at select retailers.