Other than the nostalgia that comes with the fact that Jordan's last season as a Chicago Bull saw him in Air Jordan XIII's (XIV's very briefly), the reason most people don't fuck with J's after 1998 is because they're hot garbage. It was almost as if as soon as Jordan took of a Bull's uniform, the entire Jordan design team also decided to give themselves lobotomies. It's a rough situation that has been in place for about 16 years now, culminating most recently with the epic brick that was the Air Jordan XX8. Oh, what's that? It's actually a really good performance shoe you say? OK, but since when was performance and having a foot that looks like a Dr. Suess character one in the same?
Now, Jordan has unveiled a sneaker they're calling the "Air Jordan Future". While the upper of the shoe features an extremely futuristic woven design, the sole should look familiar because it's basically the same one you see on a Jordan XI. And, yeah, if we're talking colorways, then these are in line with the terribly bad design choices of Jordan Brand. But as a silhouette, it's actually dope. I mean, we mess heavy with a lot of Nike's woven styles and these don't veer far from those Tier 0 bangers. If a few Jordan Futures are released in your typical Jordan colorways (Black/Red) and maybe something monochramatic, then these actually might be the best looking J since they were raising banners in the United Center.
The Air Jordan Future is set to release on March 1 for $185.