Nike has just launched the latest Air Jordan in 2011, the 26th version in Air Jordan shoes series, although we do not know for certain when the amount is appropriate. Besides its classic three colorways, this new edition features a unique constrained edition: the Year from the Rabbit Air Jordan -- 2011 is Rabbit Yr in Chinese Lunar Year. It may look strange to get a basketball shoe named like this, but naturally the choice is always to coincide using a momentous 12 months for Michael Jordan himself -- Mr. Jordan was born while in the year on the rabbit, 1963. As he turns to be 48 years outdated nowadays, he enters the yr of birth to the 4th time with his shoe slathered in Chinese symbolism. The Rabbit 12 months Air Jordan shoebox is intended to match the red envelopes, that's employed to give lucky cash at Chinese Lunar New Yr, in red and gold with iconic geometric patterns and Chinese characters, revolving around the Jumpman silhouette brand.
The shoe itself bears a white/metallic gold/varsity red/wolf grey colorway, at least two of them are popular colors in China, and furthermore, it matches nicely with Chinese nationwide team uniform, Chicago Bulls uniform. The particular edition Jordan shoe also functions an insole reads "Brooklyn", that's the new York borough where Mr. Jordan was born and in addition home to numerous Chinese people.
An additional explanation for the colour scheme is: According to Chinese well-liked superstition, the 12 months of one's birth indicator is complete of prospective misfortune, and one particular way to avoid the undesirable luck would be to wear red colour.
When Chinese men and women generally fulfill this necessity by stocking up on crimson underwear, it may well be that Mr. Jordan needed a way to lay down some protection when he's playing some pick-up games.
This special edition shoes have been released to only a modest variety of retailers in China at the starting of February, and will land in a few a lot more in China as well as a small quantity of stores in the U.S. on Feb. 19.
Nike stores in Beijing and Shanghai last week has reported selling out of them instantaneously, and in Hong Kong, the sneakers have been only accessible through a lucky draw. This kind of restricted edition Air Jordan footwear usually are not produced for your typical buyer, they are launched in quick provide, and speedily are snapped up by collectors, they may be auctioned in eBay for upward of $400.
This specific edition is not as ugly as last year's model, nevertheless it is far from19932s Air Jordan IX, which was acknowledged to many people since the style that acquired awesome years right after its first release.
With its gold laces, red tongues and translucent soles, it may be a while before the 12 months of the Rabbit Air Jordan footwear are looked on so fondly.