Jordan Brand unveils All-Star sneakers for Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Blake Griffin
Jordan Brand has unveiled special edition sneakers to be worn by Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul and Blake Griffin at the 2014 All-Star Game in New Orleans.
The All-Star offerings — dubbed the Crescent City Collection — “epitomize the colorful landscape and cultural charm of the Big Easy,” according to the company.
The sneakers join a growing list of All-Star footwear. Back in January, Nike unveiled All-Star sneakers for LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Kobe Bryant. Earlier this week, Adidas unveiled its All-Star lineup of shoes for Dwight Howard, Damian Lillard and John Wall.
Here’s an individual look at each of the four new Jordan Brand sneaker designs with photos and additional details courtesy of Jordan. All four shoes will go on sale on Feb. 14.
Anthony is set to make his seventh career All-Star Game appearance as a starter for the Eastern Conference. The Knicks forward will wear a black and orange version of his “Melo M10″ signature sneakers.
Paying homage to the historic roots of jazz music, the M10 features a brushed metallic heel counter that plays into an atomic mango phylon carrier, providing stability and support. Brass accents featured throughout the upper echo the hue of jazz instruments.
Paul has also earned his seventh career All-Star selection, but he will be a reserve for the Western Conference after slipping in the fan vote due to a shoulder injury. The Clippers guard will wear a purple version of his “CP3.VII” signature sneakers, adorned with red laces.
Purple, often associated with pride and passion, celebrates the soul of New Orleans festivities. An atomic violet upper pairs with metallic gold accents and a speckled midsole that reflects the colorful energy and grittiness of the streets in the Creole capital.
Griffin is making his fourth career All-Star Game appearance as a starter for the Western Conference. The Clippers forward will wear a bright blue pair of “Super.Fly 2″ sneakers with orange laces.
Centered on a dark powder-blue upper, the Super.Fly 2 embodies the vibrant energy of New Orleans. The two-toned crackle on the tongue and graphic texture on the toe box reference the historic architecture of the city. Sophisticated gold stitching is featured in the Dynamic Fit textile straps.
Jordan XX8 SE
Last but not least, Jordan Brand released a new special edition version of its latest signature model, the “Jordan XX8.” The sneaker is green and black with orange laces.
Inspired by the elegant structures that litter the French Quarter, the crackle texture upper of the Jordan XX8 SE honors the distinct cityscape of the Crescent City. The electric elements are inspired by the colorful streets and lifestyle found throughout the area.
Here’s a gallery that includes detailed images of all four sneakers.