After waiting months, sneakerheads have finally received the official release information for the J Balvin x Air Jordan 2 sneakers. On August 1, 2022, Colombian singer J Balvin took to his official Instagram account to share news about his upcoming collaboration with Michael Jordan’s eponymous brand for an Air Jordan 2 silhouette.
In his article, J Balvin shared an important part of his initiative to create a collaborative product with the Jordan label. After previously releasing a Jordan 1 silhouette, the Colombian singer’s product line with the Jumpman team is expanding with a new makeover on the AJ2. The product is set to release worldwide on September 15, 2022 on the official Nike SNKRS e-commerce site.
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J Balvin is no stranger to storytelling and connecting with his fans, whether through a Reggaeton hit or a sneaker. The Colombian icon did the same for his upcoming Air Jordan 2 makeover, as he shared the reason for the shoe’s release and the values the product represents. His post caption read:
“For those of us who love sneakers, it’s brutal how dreams take on more paths and different ways to connect with the planet. In this entire collection, I’ve only thought about what beings humans live day to day, find the light to have a better quality of life and everything starts with a healthy mind.”
He further shared that his Jordan 2 transformation featured lights and a glow-in-the-dark quality. It means that if there are dark paths in life, the light will accompany us to pass the test. He then opened up about his Latino culture and his love for the Latino gang through the caption:
“I love them. Up Latin culture. Latino Gang. Jose.”
He also revealed that the shoes will first release in Medellin ahead of the official global launch on September 15, 2022. However, he did not specify a date for the Medellin release.
Balvin didn’t hold back with the design details for the AJ2’s makeover. The pair comes dressed in a Celestine Blue/White/Multi Color color scheme. Instead of the classic smooth leather construction, the upper of the shoes is made from a tough and durable textile material. The upper is mostly clad in a Celestine Blue color and features puffy stitch detailing in the midfoot sections of the shoes.
The angelic cloud and blue sky pattern is accented on the heels, mudguards and insoles, which are further complemented by ripstop side wall panels, draped in baby blue.
To give it a serene look, the cloud pattern designs continue on the lower heel overlays and insoles. The toes feature a perforated pattern, which is added to aid airflow. More detail can be seen on the heel tabs, which are adorned with baseline “NIKE” branding.
The lower back also features the iconic J Balvin’s yellow-hued smiling face. The tongue of the shoes features the iconic Jordan basketball and wing logo, which features a glow-in-the-dark pattern.
The iconic green energy lightning bolt logo – adorned on the inner lining with tongue tags – and outsoles are additionally seen bearing the glow-in-the-dark pattern. The luminous elements that glow in the dark are the most captivating component of the shoes.
The shoes are set to officially release globally on Nike SNKRS on September 15, 2022, for a retail price of $300.