Release Date: January 28, 2017 (U.S. Release Date)
Noted to honor the 20th anniversary of JB’s stance in the Chinese market as well, the basketball sneaker dons a simplistic color scheme of black and white in a gradient effect, throughout its flyweave and synthetic leather upper.
Cool grey accents are utilized for the enlarged Jumpman branding and inner lining, while real bamboo wood detailing is evident the heel. In addition, the translucent outsole bears a distinctive interwoven graphic to further coordinate with its respective theme, as special Chinese symbols also adorn the inner tongue.
This model will initially debut in China first starting January 7th, while a U.S. release is scheduled to follow on January 28th — Chinese New Year.
Update: (12/23) Nike releases more official imagery.
Update: (12/20) Nike China introduces the sneaker.
Nike China (12/20/2016)
Renz Ofiaza, News: The extra price tag is from the actual utilization of real bamboo, and overall, it’s another cool execution that pays homage to the holiday/culture. The overall colorway is pretty versatile and classic as well.