This latest 2016 Jordan Shoes takes inspiration from MJ’s Letterman appearance, borrowing the colors from the track suit he wore that night. The kicks will be available April 30th through Nike’s SNKRS app beginning 10 am EDT.Back in 1987, a 23-year-old Michael Jordan appeared on NBC’s Late Night With David Letterman. It was a meeting between a rising basketball phenomenon and the host of the hippest show on late-night television, with Jordan displaying an effortless appeal, while Dave evinced the sort of quick wit that would be the hallmark of his lengthy broadcasting rein.
The 2016 Jordans was originally released back in 1997, then later retro’d in 2003, followed by another re-release in 2009. However, the 2009 pair didn’t meet ‘OG’ standards as they were built with a nubuck upper that included detailing on the heel as a nod to the year and points Michael Jordan scored that day.One of the more iconic Jordan 10 GS Vivid Pink releases is the “Flu Game” edition, which was worn by Michael Jordan during Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals against the Utah Jazz. His Airness put up 38-points all while suffering a flu-like symptoms.
The Nike Kobe 11 Black Mamba series sees a revival of its “Carpe Diem” theme which originally debuted on 2009 Nike Zoom Kobe 4. This time, the theme makes way to the Black Mamba’s latest and greatest sneaker, the Nike Kobe 11. Primarily draped in black, this new colorway utilizes University Gold for its swoosh graphics, which have been surrounded in Court Purple. The tongue and heel graphics have been embroidered in Court Purple as well, with Black and Gold applied to the sock liner to give the sneaker some extra personality. A translucent sole has been applied, giving the sneaker a clean finish.