Theme of the Air Jordan 1 Flyknit “RE2PECT”
The most explored AJ lineage is set to welcome yet another bouncing baby to the ever-growing family of the Air Jordan 1 and that baby comes in the way of an endearing pair of new Jordans dubbed the Air Jordan 1 Flyknit “RE2PECT”. While Michael Jordan has been a longtime recipient of the accolades of sneaker tributes, this time around Air Jordan pay homage to another superstar who is a great in his own right.
Air Jordan 1 Flyknit RE2PECT
Color: Sail/Midnight Navy-Metallic Gold
Style Code: AH7233-105
Release Date: February 23, 2018
Legendary Yankees captain Derek Sanderson Jeter is the man of the moment as this new alteration serves to pay recognition to a baseball Hall of Famer who enjoyed unrivalled success during a two-decade-long career that he spent in its entirety with the formidable New York Yankees. These sneakers are meant to not only commemorate the athlete’s achievements in the game but are also somewhat of a stylish thank you to Derek who has also played a part in the Jordan success story as a brand ambassador.
The upper Flyknit is a sight to behold as it taps into the traditional woven theme synonyms with vintage editions of the AJ 1s. It encompasses an enchantingly white threaded canvas that is paired gorgeously with a contrastingly deep blue pattern that covers the toe area and a good portion of the heel region. The white and blue color scheme that the Air Jordan 1 Flyknit “RE2PECT” channels is borrowed from that of the Yankees’ uniform.
Enthralling Jordan trademarks come in the way of a vibrant beguiling shade of gold in the form of a slick Nike Air moniker atop the tongue and a similarly colored winged NBA crest logo. An averagely sized swoosh completes the company’s touch as it extends beautifully beyond the blue threaded heel occupying a good part of the summit white perforated sides as well.
The best part of the sneakers is actually the translucent icy midsole that sits below a subtle white midsole. This wavy sole is home to a bold engraving that reads “The Captain” that is a direct tribute to Derek Jeter himself. The N in the word is beautifully coined into a 2 in remembrance of the legend’s jersey number that has since been retired in honor of him. The word “RE2SPECT” is also imprinted in white along the insole rounding off the look superbly and consequently earning these sneakers their sobriquet.
Pricing and Release
Word on the Air Jordan 1 Flyknit “RE2PECT” is quite scarce however after pressing ears close to the ground, the Jordan release 2018 roster churned up February as the slated month for release but a specific date is yet to be confirmed. One thing that has been confirmed however is that the new Jordans will boast a $160 price tag.