When J Balvin first decided to tease his upcoming Air Jordan 2 collab, we assumed it shined due to its dark accents. But as the Colombian superstar has now shown, his sneakers are even more breathtaking than we thought thanks to the built-in LED lights.
A single teaser image shared on J Balvin’s Instagram changed the whole game, as we now know that his Air Jordan 2 comes with LED lights in both the sole and the Wings logo on the tongue. The new information only makes us more excited for the unreleased sneaker, and it’s almost guaranteed to be one of the best drops of 2022.
Due to low lighting conditions in all images shared so far, we don’t even know what color the Air Jordan 2s upper will be. It’s been revamped, however, with quilted fabric instead of the standard leather arrangement, firmly stamping the sneaker as J Balvin’s and unlike any other.
A rebirth of the sneaker — The Air Jordan 2 has been getting more attention over the past few months than it probably has ever since its first release. An Off-White collab dropped in November, with resale prices skyrocketing immediately after Virgil Abloh passed away, and images also surfaced with Union as an additional collaborator.
Michael’s second signature sneaker is one of the least famous early designs. It’s polarizing in its appearance and it’s hurt even more by the fact that it’s sandwiched between two certified classics, the Air Jordan 1 and the Air Jordan 3, the latter of which was the first in the line to being designed by Tinker Hatfield and, according to some stories, single-handedly convinced MJ to stay with Nike at the dawn of his career.
Jordan Brand now seems determined to make the Air Jordan 2 hot, and collaborations with Union and J Balvin just might be the answer. Their hands have taken out some of the gripes on the silhouette, and you don’t have to turn around to admit that these upcoming releases would be an attractive addition to your rotation. Neither has been given an official release date, so stay tuned for when the Jordan 2 revival will continue.