Once the legacy of Jordan Brand’s Air Jordan line of basketball sneakers was well-established and -underway, they proceeded towards branching out and designing other performance footwear. This is how Jordan Brand’s “Jumpman” line of sneakers came to be, which have also come to be known as “Team Jordan” sneakers. Despite being non-Air Jordan sneakers, they are somewhat regarded as classics, especially the ones that Jordan Brand has already released over the years. One such non-Air Jordan sneaker model is the Jordan Jumpman Pro Strong, which is returning after quite some time. It turns out that Jordan Brand has whipped up a brand new colorway dubbed “Gym Red.”
Whether readers agree or not, the Jumpman Pro Strong is regarded as one of the best sneakers from Jordan Brand that is not a signature Air Jordan one. Jordan Brand athletes like Vin Baker ended up wearing the Jumpman Pro Strong after it made its debut back in 1998. It was one of Jordan Brand’s team concept sneakers of that time, the other being the Pro Quick. The Pro Strong has been recognized as quite a rugged sneaker that borrowed design elements and drew inspiration from the Air Jordan 13. Ultimately, it was not until 2010 that the Jordan Jumpman Pro Strong received the retro treatment.
The Jordan Jumpman Pro Strong was designed to be the opposite of the Pro Quick, which was designed for the guards and more defensive players of a basketball team. This is the first brand new colorway of the Jumpman Pro Strong to arrive at retailers in a long time. The midsoles, toes and tongues of this iteration are Black, while the panels on its lateral and medial sides are dressed up in Gym Red, the hue this iteration gets its nickname from. The heels and toes feature embroidered “Jumpman” branding, the lacing system has “JORDAN” spelled out vertically over it in “Red,” and it is equipped with all-White outsoles.
While Jordan Brand has brought back this non-signature sneaker after quite a long time, sneakerheads will not have to wait at all to cop a pair. This Jordan Jumpman Pro Strong “Gym Red” has already arrived on Nike.com and is retailing at a price of $140.
Jordan Jumpman Pro Strong “Gym Red”
407285-601 | $140