Air Jordan fusions are a touchy subject among hardcore Jordan collector’s. The frankenstein like creations have sent a shiver up the spine of many collector’s since JB started to slice and dice holy grails in 2006.
Staying positive though, JB drop this new make up from the Air Jordan Force collection which combines two iconic shoes together. It takes the upper from the Air Jordan V and blends it with the toe box, outsole and upper strap from an Air Force 1 High. This fusion has an interesting little detail, the Air Force 1 has an obvious name reference to the president’s personal plane (let me finish…) and the AJ V design was inspired by the World War II Mustang fighter plane. These aren’t mad tech and aren’t designed to help you take off in the front court and slam it home, but the history behind this design is pretty special.
The colour way is definitely strong, sticking to the roots of both the Air Force and AJ V. Shots of teal and a spicy orange are found around the tongue, on the Jumpman logo and lining, with contrast stitching on the black outsole balancing thing’s out.
The idea of the AJF fusion’s is quite dope on paper, taking the first basketball sneaker that used Nike Air technology and combining it with shoes that sent the sneaker world into pandemonium is definitely an interesting concept. It does seem as simple as a cut and paste job on these, but somehow it seems to flow well.
Available from Jordan Brand retailers and Size? now.