over the decades. The slimmed-down VII, with its tinted Max bag and patent wrap reminiscent of a certain Jordan - there would even be a Cool Gray colorway - effortlessly crossed over. The model had a bigger Air unit than its predecessors, as well as improved flexibility and a variable, multi-port lacing system that allowed more fit options. The year also marked Converse's reentry to the hoops landscape in signing forward Kelly Oubre Jr. Each of those Soldier games from LeBron were so dominant, the images of the stripped-down, strapped shoes are inseparable from the performances themselves. The heel Air Force 1 On Sale collar and tongue are slimmer, which means a more comfortable and conforming fit than before. Designed by Tinker Hatfield and originally released as the Air Max III in 1990, the Air Max 90 quite literally enlarged the window of possibility for Nike Air. Serving as something of a bridge, the shoe Dr. Exposed Flywire cables in the midfoot keep you secure as you pick up speed. A long-running Player Exclusive for Jayson Tatum is finally releasing as the Taco Jay colorway of the Air Jordan 36 is set to release on June 17th. The technology, which is run from a midfoot motor, is controlled by a multi-faceted Nike Adapt app. We wanted to connect the ribbon and cover up the plate system, says Tate Keurbis, Jordan Brand Footwear Designer. The definition of light also relates to designing for the athleticism of Jordan Brand's young roster. Players like Satou Sabally, Jayson Tatum, Kia Nurse, Luka Doni and Zion Williamson are impossibly powerful and graceful at once, so they need game shoes that fit their athleticism, using every subtracted ounce of weight to their advantage. It's exciting to announce Jordan Brand's only university partnership outside of North America, because there are few places in the world where basketball culture shows up like it does in Manila, says Jordan Brand President, Craig Williams.