If you’re down with Michael Jordan and his sneakers, then you should probably know your history when it comes to this shoe. That’s because the Jordan Son of Mars sneaker is one of the most underrated shoes to come from the Jordan Brand over the last few years.
Whereas Jordan sneakers of this nature — such as the Dub Zero and the Spiz’ike — were once frowned upon, times and attitudes have changed. In 2015, fusion colorways are more popular than ever. The Son of Mars is actually somewhat of a second edition of the Spiz’ike because the DNA of the shoe comes directly from the past Air Jordans that Spike Lee had a hand in through his Mars Blackmon character.
That all starts at the Tinker Hatfield-designed Jordan III. The elephant print shows up in full force here as the first sneaker to introduce Mars Blackmon. The IV is used relatively quietly on this release, outside of the midsole, but both the V and VI are visually strong. Both the tongue and lacelocks come from the Jordan V while the VI shows up in the high support, the loop on the heel, and the perforated paneling on the back end of the silhouette. Eventually it all leads to the Air Jordan XX.
The newest colorway is dope, too, featuring hits of blue and navy on a mostly white base. It’s a slick twist on a colorway that often shows up on a lot of the most classic Air Jordans and it’s dropping tomorrow at Champs Sports. Trust us when we say this’ll be a great sneaker to have this spring — it’s certainly up there with some of the very best available lifestyle kicks.
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