As the time for the Proto–Max 720 to join upcoming Air Jordan releases 2019 nears, Nike has revealed sketches that break down its design. Stephane Ashpool’s fashion brand Pigalle Paris recently dropped an editorial photoshoot and released a lookbook for the promotion of the Jordan Proto-Max 720. Much like the debut iteration of the Proto-Max 720, the lookbook has a Gym Red color scheme too and features “Jumpman”-branded apparel as well.
The Air Jordan 8 will be joining upcoming Air Jordan releases 2019 in another “Aqua” colorway, which is actually a women’s variation. Last year in 2019, Jordan Brand released several different brand new colorways of the Air Jordan 8. It all started with the two Air Jordan 8 “OVO” colorways that Jordan Brand released during the 2019 NBA All–Star Weekend. Other Air Jordan 8 releases from last year included the “Valentine’s Day” colorway for women, the “South Beach” colorway, the colorway inspired by the Nike Air Raid OG, and the “Snowflake” colorway. Now it seems that an alternative of a former Air Jordan 8 colorway is on its way.
A Ma Maniére recruited Atlanta-based rapper T.I. to introduce their Jordan Proto-Max 720, which will join upcoming Air Jordan Releases 2019. You may have read a recent post here about the collaboration between Jordan Brand and A Ma Maniére, the Atlanta-based streetwear store owned by James Whitner, who is also the founder of the sneaker boutique, Social Status. A while ago, it was revealed that the collaborative Jordan Proto-Max 720 colorway they had designed was dubbed “Atlanta Nights.” Prior to being officially unveiled by T.I. though, two different surfaced online last week that offered a more closer, side and rear view look at this iteration and its color scheme.
This year’s Air Jordan releases 2019 will include two different “Snakeskin” iterations of the Air Jordan 11 Low, one of which is returning. Snakeskin seems to have become quite a popular motif to have appeared on the Air Jordan 11 Low, especially in recent times. Last year, Nike’s “Art Of A Champion” Collection included an Air Jordan 11 Low “Rook To Queen” that paid tribute to the WNBA championship that Maya Moore won during her rookie season in 2011. Jordan Brand also released an Air Jordan 11 Low “Navy Snakeskin” colorway on April 19th, 2018. However, snakeskin has appeared on the Air Jordan 11 Low in the past too.
This year’s Air Jordan releases 2019 will include this Air Jordan 9 colorway dubbed “Dream It, Do It” inspired by Nike‘s historic slogan. During the NBA All–Star Weekend, Jordan Brand released the Air Jordan 9 “UNC” on February 9th, 2019 at a price of $190. It was dressed up in the same color scheme of Midnight Navy, University Blue and White as the Air Jordan 9 Low “Pearl Blue” from 2002. The upcoming colorway of the Air Jordan 9 that you see here could potentially remind you of an Air Jordan 9 NRG Boot colorway that was released last year, although the two are considerably different.
The Air Jordan 3 RTR EXP Lite variation, which is designed to look like a tactical boot, will soon join this year’s Air Jordan releases 2019. This is definitely not the first time that Jordan Brand has transformed one of the iconic Air Jordan models into a boot. Take for instance the Air Jordan 9 Retro NRG Boot that made its retail debut last year in two different colorways. However, the Air Jordan 3 RTR EXP Lite is more reminiscent of the Air Jordan 1 variations from last year’s “Reimagined” Collection. In fact, Jordan Brand even released an Air Jordan 3 Explorer XX last year.