Nike has made a habit of dropping special colorways to celebrate Chinese New Year, and this year is no different. Now introducing the Air Jordan 35 into the lineage, the swoosh continues the tradition which has gone on for year. A wearable colorway, Jordan Brand now celebrates the Year of the Ox with the Air Jordan 35 “Chinese New Year”.
This version of the 35 comes in a mostly Black and Red colorway, with yellow hits throughout the model. The paneling on the front of the shoe comes through in a Black synthetic, with Black Kurim on the toe box. The rear panels and collar deliver a striking University Red for a classic combination. A gradient design of the two decorates the Eclipse Plate 2.0, sitting below the Black cage with Yellow underlays. The Black tongue has a Yellow Jumpman logo, while a Red one is found above the midfoot cage. The sole is made from a combination of Black, White & Red on the midsole and a White rubber outsole.
Paying attention to details, the labels on the back of the shoe read Nike Air, as well as twenty-three in Mandarin. The inner tongue dons an Air Jordan banner, while the insole also has a banner with the Jumpan logo and twenty-three in Mandarin. Flat Black laces with reflective stippling feature on this model though there’s an additional surprise on this special model. The uppers wear away over time to reveal a firework-inspired graphic, in true celebratory fashion.
The shoes are set to drop on January 14th for $180 on SNKRS app, so make sure you’re ready. Check out the official images below & let us know if you’re copping. As always, stay locked in with Nice Kicks for the latest from the sneaker world!
Air Jordan 35 “Chinese New Year”
Colorway: Black / University Red / Yellow
Style #: DD2234-001
Release Date: January 14, 2021