Originally released in 1998, the Air Jordan for women came two years after the formation of the Women’s National Basketball Association. A reissue of the original shoes with minor updates sold out when they dropped last January. Another version called “Barely Rose,” released in February, featured a light pink colorway. Ehsani’s collaboration is the first version of the shoe created in partnership with an outside designer.
“This is the only silhouette [for women] that we have in the vault,” Aleali May, the first woman to design a unisex sneaker for Jordan, told
“I think right now more than ever, at a time where streetwear is being highlighted at its highest peak, it’s important to teach girls who don’t know much about Jordan Brand and bring back a silhouette that a lot of women appreciate… I feel like any time after now would be a little too late. I basically trust anything
This sneaker collaboration marks the second partnership between Ehsani and the Jordan Brand. The shoe, decked out in red and black and with a cherry motif, will be available March 19.
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