Earlier this month, the much anticipated Supreme x Air Jordan 14 leaked.
As one would guess, opinions differed.
Replacing the ribbed midfoot paneling with studded bedazzling, this bling’ed out revamp on the racing-inspired retro from JB had purists puking and resellers reinvesting in robots.
While both parties are justified in their feelings, perhaps the inspiration on this pair isn’t so far from what makes Supreme, well, Supreme.
Eerily similar to the Pelle Pelle collab from 2016 that pulled from the days of Dipset, the turn of the century homage on the model from the same era makes more sense than a leaked image would suggest.
Or maybe it’s more likened to Michael Jordan himself as a photo from 1994 finds MJ in a jacket cut from the same cloth.
Studs aside, this pair appears to pack an icy outsole and collabo branding on the tongue. Historically, the Air Jordan 14 has proven a capable performer on court thanks to its Carbon Fiber shank plate and Zoom Air tooling.
Upon closer look, we find the shoe features tumbled leather all over the upper. Maybe most interesting, the jewel branding on the ankle features a Supreme box logo under the famed Jumpman.
The same styling is featured on its counterpart, which packs a Black/Royal color scheme.
For those keeping track at home, Supreme and Jordan Brand last collaborated in 2015 on the Air Jordan 5. That was the first collabo between the NYC skate staple and JB.
How does the shoe look on foot? We find out today.
Bloody Osiris gives us the preview above, safe to say these are growing on most?
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