After catching pics of the all black Air Jordan XXX2 earlier this week, and being impressed with the upper and look, we now have a full on look of the black and red 32 today.
Thanks to @carter1203 on Instagram (sorry, no bred here), the rumored release date of October 18 seems to still be holding, just in time for MJ day, and retail is still $185. But here is the news:
We finally get to see the traction. We have seen hints of the ankle collar, the heel ridges and tab, and the forefoot knit. Now, we see the pattern, the rubber, and most of the cushioning.
Just from the images, there is a huge forefoot Zoom Air unit and a HUGE heel unit, and in the midfoot, we have the carbon fiber/glass shank. This should help with the stiffness some felt in the midsole of the XXX1 (Westbrook included) and make transition smoother.
The traction is translucent on this model, which was a major problem for some on the XXX1, although the compound was tweaked after the first few colorways. The Air Jordan 32 features a diamond pattern that is very similar to the Jordan 2012 and the Nike Air Max Infuriate (which got high marks for traction in our Air Max Infuriate performance review), so there is hope for this pattern.
All in all, do these pics make you more or less excited about the new Jordan model? Was there any excitement in the first place? Drop knowledge below.
Images via @carter1203