The 2019 NBA All-Star Game is taking place in Charlotte, North Carolina. This is huge for Michael Jordan who owns the Charlotte Hornets, was raised in the state and was educated at UNC.
Jordan Brand is taking inspirations from MJ’s presence in North Carolina to create its collection of off-court retro sneakers.
The Jordan Brand 2019 NBA All-Star off-court collection honors MJ’s journey from Laney High School to NBA champion and, ultimately, an NBA team owner.
The collection includes editions of the Air Jordan 1, Air Jordan 5, Air Jordan 6 and Air Jordan 9. Hit Jordan Brand dealers and Nike.com to find the collection.
Air Jordan V Varsity Royal: Offering an away version of original Laney High School colorway, this AJV celebrates MJ’s alma mater with Varsity Royal, Maize and Light Charcoal combination. A cement print midsole and chenille Jumpman logo on the 3M tongue finish the look. The Air Jordan V is available now globally and releases in North America on February 2.
Air Jordan IX: Originally released as a low in 2002, this AJIX returns as a mid-top highlighted by Midnight Navy patent leather with white and University Blue details. The AJIX releases on February 9.
Air Jordan VI NRG: Designed in partnership with local Charlotte sneaker boutique Social Status, the AJVI, inspired by the hometown team, gets a premium twist with pony hair and reptile inspired materials. The AJVI releases on February 13.
Air Jordan VI Infrared: On MJ’s feet during the last Charlotte NBA All-Star game in 1991, the AJVI Infrared returns in true OG form for the first time. The AJVI releases on February 16.
Air Jordan 1 High OG Women’s Blue Chill: Dressed in patent leather, this women’s AJI High OG pays homage to MJ’s North Carolina roots with an Obsidian, Blue Chill and White colorway. The women’s AJI releases globally on February 2 and in North America on February 14.
Air Jordan I Turbo Green: Channeling a vintage look and feel, this washed leather AJI High OG honors classic Charlotte team colors with Turbo Green, Purple and Gold. The AJI releases on February 15.