For the past 15 years, aficionados of art from all over the United States and the world have been making their way to Miami Beach and its surrounding locations for the annual Art basel and Miami Art Week. These art enthusiasts will be paying a visit to the Miami Beach Convention Center and other nearby locations like Miami’s Wynwood section. They will also end up coming across some very expensive and remarkable items. Some of the leading stars from genres like entertainment, music and sports will be attending the events too. Jordan Brand and SoleFly are also celebrating Art Basel with a special Air Jordan 16 release.
Miami Beach is already an international nightlife hotspot, but throughout the Miami Art Week, tens of thousands of people will be in town to enjoy themselves. Even though it is December, the weather in town is warm enough that the women will be able to wear bikinis and short dresses. It will be almost as if Art Basel has brought an entire party circuit with it. Originally, the Art Basel fair would be held in Switzerland, but today the event that spans the duration of an entire week somewhat resembles an “Open Bar Olympics.” Those attending will even be able to choose from a wide variety of parties.
In commemoration of Art Basel, Jordan Brand and SoleFly, the sneaker boutique located in Miami, have teamed up once again on another collaborative release, choosing the Air Jordan 16 once again. For this latest release, which is apparently going to be somewhat exclusive, the Air Jordan 16’s uppers appear to be made up of all-White ostrich leather. Perhaps Jordan Brand and SoleFly were going for South Beach aesthetics, so the uppers also feature bright Pink- and Teal-colored accents.
This will be somewhat of an exclusive and limited release because merely 1,500 pairs of this special Air Jordan 16 have been produced, with some random pairs even bearing Michael Jordan’s autograph. Sneakerheads can try their luck and cop a pair at a price of $275 on December 3rd, hoping that the toebox of their pair has MJ’s signature on it.
SoleFly x Air Jordan 16 “Art Basel”
Release Date: December 3rd, 2016
854256-119 | $275