Nike’s Jordan Brand flew out a couple of lifestyle journalists and sneaker bloggers to Portland, Oregon, earlier this week to introduce the new Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul and Dwyane Wade sneakers coming out this holiday season.
Hosted at the Nike Campus, the all-day event kicked off with a video of Michael Jordan doing the three signature moves — the fly through, the fly over and the fly around — that the new sneakers encompass. This was followed by a quick presentation by designers Mark Smith and Justin Taylor and Jordan Brand Creative Director Andre Doxey about the detailing and technology that went into each shoe, including Anthony’s Melo M8, Big Ups and A Flight, Wade’s Wade 2 and Fly 23 and Paul’s CP3.V and CP 2′Quick.
Check out photos of each sneak below and read about what each has to offer.
- Melo M8.Group Shot<strong>Melo M8</strong>With the help of a max air unit in the heel and flywire, among other features, the Melo M8 combines the best of lightweight technology and all-around support for added speed and power that help wearers explode from the ground when playing the sport.
- 4<strong>Big Ups</strong>Using the likes of modified herringbone and a phylon midsole, the Big Ups provide security of the entire foot and extra cushioning for stability and quickness.
- A Flight.Group Shot<strong>A Flight</strong>The Air Jordan 2011 A Flight provides the softest cushioning and the strongest support with the help of a full-length air-sole and flywire to keep the shoe as light as possible.
- Fly Wade 2.Group Shot<strong>Fly Wade 2</strong>Exposed mesh, cushioned collar and molded ortholite sock liners are just some of the effective features of the Fly Wade 2 shoe, which allows wearers to fly over the competition.
- Fly 23 Group Shot<strong>Fly 23</strong>The Fly 23 is considered a triple threat shoe, allowing speed, support and flight. The shoe features a combination of textiles and synthetic materials to keep it lightweight and supportive and a collar that sits lower in the back and wraps higher around the front for the ideal amount of flexibility in the heel and ankle.
- CP3.V.Black.Medial<strong>CP3.V</strong>With flywire technology on the upper, cut-outs throughout and low-cut collars, the CP3.V is created to provide the ultimate speed on the court.
- CP 2'Quick Group Shot<strong>CP 2'Quick</strong>The CP 2'Quick has podulon technology in the heel and forefront and dual-pull integrated lacing system to keep the foot locked down and allow players unrestricted motion on the bball court.
The presentation wrapped up with a trip to the Employee Nike store (yes!) and then finally drills and a game of b-ball on the Nike in-house court to test out all sneakers and their potentials. The final consensus? Not too bad, MJ. Not too bad.