LOOK: Jordan’s legacy lives on in Air Jordan XXX

The NBA legend no longer lives on the hardwood, but Michael Jordan’s NBA legacy would always be on the court; and Nike’s Air Jordan XXX is proof of that.

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Designed by Tinker Hatfield, Air Jordan XXX — which made its debut on the NBA court  by Russell Westbrook, by the way —  is a “unique synthesis of Jordan’s evolution as a player and a design collaborator.”

Here’s a closer look at the AJXXX:

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The asymmetrical top line of the Air Jordan XXX, reminiscent of the XII, is formed by a first-of-its-kind knit collar.

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The toe piece features a new printing technique fashioned by Mark Smith: a dotted process that’s durable and breathable, while still satisfying Jordan’s preferences.

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The FlightSpeed architecture of the Air Jordan XX9, Hatfield explains, is “probably the best performing Jordan chassis we’d ever done.” Still, Hatfield and Smith didn’t just serve up a new herringbone pattern on the Air Jordan XXX.

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 Stars symbolized the athlete’s otherworldly talents and planets orbiting the Jordan universe took on surfaces — elephant print or carbon fiber — related to innovations initiated by past Jordan models. 

The Air Jordan XXX  will be available globally on February 12 at select retail stores and Jordan.com

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