Air Jordan XV (2000) - "XX8 Days of Flight" Collection - Freshness Mag

Air Jordan XV (2000) - "XX8 Days of Flight" Collection


Another milestone reached, albeit a sad one, the Air Jordan XV wasn't just the first Air Jordan made after Michael Jordan's reign in Chicago. But it also marked the end of an era as Tinker Hatfield's last design for Jordan Brand, though the iconic Nike lifer would be back at the helm a decade later. Conceptualized by Hatfield, the Air Jordan XV's unusual silhouette stemmed from the X-15, an experimental rocket-powered airplane that broke both speed and altitude records during the 1960s. Even now, the plane still holds the world's record for fastest speed reached by a piloted aircraft at 4,520 mph or Mach 6.7. The first known basketball sneaker to utilized woven Kevlar as its upper, the outsized tongue was actually in reference to Jordan's habit of "sticking his tongue out" during challenging shots. Now part of the ongoing #XX8DaysofFlight collection, this black/neon-green edition will taking its rightful place in Jordan Brand history. The countdown to Air Jordan XX8 continues...