We love Jordan I’s. They’re simple. They’re classic. They’re clean. They’ve been out for over 30 years, and are STILL one of the best shoes on the market. We’ll love them forever, and we usually love it when Nike puts a fresh spin on them … but the recently-unveiled Jordan Flyknit I doesn’t really float our boat. If you’re wondering where the above image is from, it was captured at a Spurs-Blazers playoff game in Portland recently.
We love Flyknit, and we love Jordan I’s but two great things don’t always come together to make an even better thing, and that’s unfortunately the case here. The classic look of the Jordan I and the futuristic look of the Flyknit just don’t come together right.
It’s understandable that Nike would want to put a modern twist on one of their most classic shoes, but the Flyknit upper is better-suited for low-tops and shoes that were originally designed for running, like the Air Max 1, the Air Max 90, or a multitude of other kicks.
We’ll have to wait and see what comes of this release, or if they even drop at all (these are just an on-feet photograph and could be nothing more than a sample), but they’re a miss in our book. Here’s hoping the next new Jordan I is just a bit better than these Flyknit jawns.
What do you think of the first images of these Flyknit Jordan I’s? Do you agree that the combo of old and new doesn’t really work here, or are you a fan of the futuristic-looking I? Hit us up and let us know in the comments or on Twitter, check our Facebook page for daily updates, and, as always, be sure to follow us on Instagram for all the fire sneaker pictures you can handle.