Over the past two or three years, shoes like the adidas Flux and the Nike Roshe Run have pushed a new angle of sneaker culture, one that isn’t concerned with shiny displays or on-field performance. It’s about the lifestyle now more than ever. You don’t cop a pair of Roshes to work out in. You don’t normally use the adidas SL Loop Runner to actually go run marathons. You use them to stunt, to show your swag, to revel in it and show out.
The Jordan Future is a direct response to that movement.
Michael Jordan, Tinker Hatfield, and the Jordan Brand still make some of the greatest performance sneakers around, but a new generation is exceedingly looking at their shoes as lifestyle products. So it only made sense that they’d take bits and pieces of perhaps their greatest “lifestyle” Air Jordan ever in the XI and use them to mold a completely new — and true — lifestyle product.
First unveiled last February, the Jordan Future took a carbon fiber plate and full-length air outsole and combined it with a new one-piece woven upper, a characteristic that would later be used in a performance setting on the Air Jordan XX9. This gave the sneaker a new look while also keeping many characteristics from the XI. The XI, as most everyone knows, is probably the most versatile Jordan sneaker ever. The Jordan Future is carrying on that tradition to a new generation and forcing growing legends like the Flux and Roshe Run to take notice.
Yesterday at Champs Sports, yet another new colorway of the Future dropped for the holidays. Featuring an all-navy upper, they already look like standouts that’ll go with just about any pants you want to wear. But they might not even be the best ones available right now at Champs. Let us explain. These are The 5 Best Jordan Future Colorways at Champs Sports.
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