The Black Cat (Michael Jordan) theme has returned and Jordan Brand is paying homage to his early days with two upcoming builds of the Air Jordan 32.
If you were a fan on the black on black upper and midsole combination of the Air Jordan 32 ‘Bred’ or the suede overlays of the Air Jordan 32 ‘Rosso Corsa’ then one — or both — of these pairs may be for you.
The first of these leaked colorways is the Air Jordan 32 ‘Black Cat’. This pair comes dressed in a predominately black scheme with hints of metallic silver in the knitted upper. As expected, Jordan went with a black midsole this time — an aesthetic choice that may please many as the midsole rides high along the lateral side and would create a huge blocking effect in any other color.
The overlays at the heel take after the Air Jordan 32 ‘UNC’ release and replace the six UNC National Championships with Jordan’s six NBA Championships with the Bulls. Other details include iridescent Wings and Jumpman logos on the tongue and misdole and a translucent rubber that reveals outsole details.
For the Air Jordan 32 Low ‘Gordon Road’ we get a low top build that tells the story of MJ’s childhood home in Wilmington, NC. Featuring a cream Flyknit upper with piping done in a red hue — a subtle choice to mimic exterior paint and bricks — the sneaker also features suede on the heel and overlays, an option probably best remembered in the ‘Rosso Corsa’ colorway of last year. Rounding the shoe out is a semi-translucent outsole and a green tongue tag that duplicates the Gordon Road sign where Jordan was raised.
The Air Jordan 32 ‘Black Cat’ will be available at Eastbay.com on April 7 for $185. The Air Jordan 32 Low ‘Gordon Road’ is rumored for a May release, but as of now we have no official word to confirm so stay tuned for updates.
Which of these two Air Jordan 32s gets your nod of approval? How does this year’s Black Cat compare to last year’s 31? Sound off in the comments below.
UPDATE 3/27/18: According to the @sneakerreporter, the Air Jordan 32 Low ‘Gordon Road’ will be available on May 12.