The Life and Culture of Kicks

Air Jordan OUTDOOR 2010 – For the love of the game

The Air Jordan IX Retro is apparently inspired by Japanese culture. It has Air-Sole units in the forefoot and heel, a rubber outsole with outrigger, innersleeve and a lightweight polyurethane midsole.

(I can only imagine a whole team wearing these)

Ok, this  “for the love of the game” pack has a nice look. Now, of course the most wanted by the sneakernets are the Air Jordan 9’s. But as far as I see it, the most interesting kicks of the 4 are the Air Jordan 2010 outdoor.

The news hit about a week+ ago and there was much to say about them across the blogs and amongst the commenters… not all positive/not all negative… depending on the kick your looking at.

Here is the line up so far:

Air Jordan 2010 OUTDOOR

The Air Jordan 2010 Outdoor has been designed from the ground-up for rugged blacktop play and its Uni-Blue colourway is symbolic of Michael Jordan’s personal motto on which the pack is based. The AJ 2010 Outdoor also features a fitting six-row stitch pattern across the forefoot to commemorate his six chips. Designed under Nike’s Considered Design ethos, this kick comes complete with a top loaded forefoot Zoom Air unit and heel Air-Sole unit for impact protection, as well as a contoured Phylon midsole, solid rubber herringbone outsole, internal shank plate and molded foam collar.

Jordan Pre-Game XT

The Jordan Pre-Game XT on the other hand is a ‘revolutionary’ basketball training shoe that has been conceived to help athletes become more agile during footwork-focused drills.

Air Jordan 9

The Air Jordan IX Retro is apparently inspired by Japanese culture. It has Air-Sole units in the forefoot and heel, a rubber outsole with outrigger, innersleeve and a lightweight polyurethane midsole.

Air Jordan Alpha 1 Outdoor

Air Jordan Alpha I Outdoor is a revamped version of the sneaker that started it all. Featuring a full-length Zoom Air unit, Phylon midsole, lightweight durable synthetic materials and enhanced interior comfort lining

Sneakernews has a special report on Brand Jordan having a special fall 2010 showcase. It’s a nice event, but I have one question… who will be playing basketball outdoors in the Fall? Isn’t that more of a summer thing to do?

I’m looking forward to more info on these kicks. Cna’t wait till it hits the sneakernets to see what they will look like at more angles. You can find out more on SneakerFreaker.com RIGHT HERE

PS

They keep talking about NYC as the center of basketball during the summer… other than West 4th street and Rucker Park, I am wondering where else the games are happening around the city… need to do some research on that.


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