Melody Ehsani Recreates Women’s Air Jordan

The sneaker is getting a Melody Ehsani makeover.

License Global

March 17, 2020

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Designer Melody Ehsani has recreated the women’s Air Jordan in time for Women’s History Month.

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 the Los Angeles Times. “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 [Ehsani will] make. It’s always going to be with a message. It’s always going to be made with love. It’s always going to be considerate of other women, and it’s always very powerful. And again, she’s the OG, so I’m like, ‘I don’t think you can ever miss.’”

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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