The Air Jordan 31 goes premium with the introduction of the ‘Black Cat’ edition.
This version of the shoe should have fans excited for two reasons. First, and most obvious, is the premium materials applied to the upper. But hoopers will rejoice that they finally feature a solid rubber outsole. That is, if anyone plans on playing in this pair since they’re so nice.
These pay homage to the way shoes used to be constructed. Yes, performance woven materials are awesome, but nothing beats a premium nubuck and leather build.
If you’re looking at these and are wondering why they look cleaner than the regular pairs. They’ve removed the giant Jumpman and placed the Jordan Wings logo at the lateral collar. This looks much cleaner and is how they should’ve been in the first place. They also feature Nike Air on the tongue rather than the Jumpman logo.
Back in the day, the Jumpman jumped over the Swoosh. In today’s age, it looks as if the Jumpman has worn out it’s welcome as they’re now known for being built with shoddy craftsmanship and subpar materials with inflated price points.
If you were interested in buying an Air Jordan model that actually features quality materials inspired by the greatest player ever then mark your calendars for November 28 and prepare your wallet to pay an increased price of $200 versus the original $185.
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