The Air Jordan XXXI "Fine Print" References Michael's First Nike Contract

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In the annals of sport, there might not be a more culturally significant partnership than the one formed in the 1980s between Nike and a young college grad named Michael Jordan. MJ's first Nike contract would go on to alter the history of both parties involved, and it's celebrated now, over three decades later, with this deluxe black-and-white Air Jordan XXXI, constructed from a combination of leather and Flyweave. The color palette recalls the prosaic appearance of ink on paper, and MJ's looping signature is writ large underneath the shoe's translucent outsole. Check out Jordan athlete Russell Westbrook unveiling the shoe during his current Greater China tour in the gallery below, and expect the kicks to launch in stores on September 17th.

Air Jordan XXXI "Fine Print"
Style: 845037-003
Color: Black/White-Wolf Grey
Price: $185

Release Date: 9/17/16 (Saturday)