Sleek. Stylish. Performance driven. A modern classic. Reborn.
Originally introduced in 2005, the Air Jordan XX has returned in retro form as a part of the 30th anniversary for Jordan Brand, while it celebrates its own 10 year anniversary this year in the process. Inspired by the design of motorcycle shoes and the traction of their tires, the Air Jordan XX served as an homage for Michael’s cultural impact as well as his on court accomplishments spanning two decades (1985 – 2005). Now, ten years later, we can now enjoy and relive those same accomplishments over again.
Outfitted with full grain leather on the upper, patent leather around the side panels, and nubuck on the toe box, the “Stealth” is almost true to its original form. The only difference that can be found on the retro version is in the laser etching on the lace cover, which is now in gold. The heel still showcases the embossed numbering representing the number of years passed and MJ’s achievements leading up to the release of the Air Jordan XX.
The Stealth colorway of the Jordan XX was widely popular back in 2005 and was a sure fire hit during this weekend’s release. Many online retailers sold out of the retro within hours of its release so hopefully if these were on your radar, you were able to pick them up.
Images via Nike.