Words & Images by Andres Carrillo
The Air Jordan 32 made its retail debut to the world last month when it released in the all-red Rosso Corsa colorway, but in less than two weeks it’ll return in a brand new low-top edition. Dropping on October 18th alongside the Air Jordan 32 (High) Banned, today we bring you an exclusive on-feet look at the Air Jordan 32 Low Banned a few days before they hit your favorite retailers. Let’s dive into the latest edition of KoF Live.
Similar to what Jordan Brand did with the Air Jordan 31 last year, they decided to reach back to their historic lineage for some inspiration. The Air Jordan 32 is a shoe inspired by the essence of the Air Jordan 2, but filled with its fair share of more-than-meets-the-eye tech. The feature that immediately catches your eye is the new Flyknit upper that is more flexible than any previous Jordan upper. Since the Jordan 2 is known for its premium Italian leather when it was first created, JB decided to add some leather on the mudguard as a dope homage to the original.
As far as the sole unit goes, the Air Jordan 32 comes equipped with tuned-up Flight Speed cushioning technology that unleashes the energy of zoom air units along with a herringbone traction pattern that delivers multidirectional grip.
I haven’t had a chance to actually play in the sneakers, but I did lace them on-feet (as you can see). My first reaction is that the Flyknit upper is snug and cozy, and does a good job of locking down/hugging your foot. The sole setup is also nice and cushioned and provides you with that nice extra bounce you desire from a basketball shoe. I’ll keep it short and simple since performance reviews are not my expertise at all haha. I’m definitely looking forward to playing in them though.
Take a look at some exclusive on-feet shots of the Air Jordan 32 Low Banned above and look for the sneaker to release on October 18th for a retail price of $160. Will you be grabbing a pair? Much love and thanks to Jordan Brand for hooking us up with a pair a few weeks before they drop.