The new Nike Air Jordan 21 followed the tradition of previous Air Jordan sneakers and was released during 2006 NBA All Star Weekend on February 18, 2006.
The future is now. The next generation of the greatest performance basketball shoe, designed for the greatest player to ever play the game. The Air Jordan XXI shoe embodies all the elements: The man, the style, the legend...Michael Jordan.Upper :The upper is expected to be a combination of luxurious Italian suedes with rich full-grain leathers. Forefoot breathability features are combined with a newly engineered durable textile for suppot and durability in key performance areas. Extended heel counter construction provides enhanced ankle support. New foam-backed quilted collar complements the seamless booty contruction to provide maximum comfort. Breathable mesh is brought to the tongue to dissipate heat while hte adjustable tongue cover flips up to expose the breatable technology or flips down for a more sophisticated look. Midsole :Fully-double lasted phylon midsole provides a low-profile stance. Evolution of the I.P.S (Independent Podular Suspension) now includes interchangeable cushioning technology with a customizable heel zoom pillar or heel encapsulated pillar. Carbon Fiber shake plate offers midfoot and arch support. Outsole : I.P.S. (Independent Podular Suspension) technology is integrated with the outsole through raised herringbone pods for traction in strategic performance areas. New innovative outsole pattern offers multi-directional traction.