Nike has officially and whisperingly teased a series of sneakers inspired by the upcoming zodiac change. The Air Jordan 2 Low is the newest member of the family.
A nod to the past and a leap into the future is the design of the Air Jordan 2 Low “Year of the Dragon“. The vibrant accents symbolizing the dragon contrast with the white base of the sneaker, a canvas of elegance. Taking a cue from Bruce Kilgore’s original 1980s design, the sneaker features panels with dragon-inspired scales. This intricate detail pays homage to the mythical creature that symbolizes strength and good fortune in Chinese culture.
In the aesthetic of the sneaker, gold accents play an important role. The shimmering gold piping near the midfoot and the “Wings” emblem on the tongue are reminiscent of royalty and add a touch of elegance to the overall design. These gold touches harmonize with the burgundy lining, which has a satin-like finish, further enhancing the luxurious feel of the sneaker.
Functionality and style go hand in hand with the Air Jordan 2 Low “Year of the Dragon“. The underfoot design features a clean, colorless midsole complemented by a semi-translucent “jade” outsole. This color and material choice is not arbitrary; jade is a stone deeply rooted in Chinese tradition, known for its beauty and symbolic significance.
In addition to the sneaker itself, Nike has included special components that enrich the cultural experience. The inclusion of a red envelope and ornate Jumpman charm is a thoughtful touch that connects the wearer to traditional Chinese symbols that represent good fortune and protection from evil spirits.
This sneaker is scheduled for release before March 2024.