With the NBA’s All-Star festivities less than a week away, we’re starting to see what the major sneaker companies have in store for the game’s top players.
While Nike went with a theme of paying homage to some New York City icons, Jordan Brand is celebrating its 30th anniversary by having its All-Star lineup shrouded in essentially identical looks with its Pearl Pack.
From the official release:
“While time can diminish memories and details eventually fade, epic moments are left to be passed generation to generation. Like a natural pearl, the beauty of achievement stands the test of time. The brand formed by these moments continues to evolve through innovation and style.
“This year’s All-Star pinnacle performance collection, the Pearl Pack, draws inspiration from the pearl, in both color and design. For All-Star 2015, the pack features four premium performance shoes, the Jordan Super.Fly 3, Jordan Melo M11, Jordan CP3.VIII, and Air Jordan XX9.
“Each shoe in the collection exemplifies elegance and sophistication, from intricate graphics to premium materials. A magnified pearl texture appears on each shoe’s upper, while white-based sheen and reflective threading bring the luminescence of the pearl to mind.”
The concept is strong, and the sneakers, while subtle with their icy blue soles and all-white uppers, are perhaps even stronger.
CARMELO ANTHONY – JORDAN MELO M11
CHRIS PAUL – CP3.VIII
BLAKE GRIFFIN – SUPER.FLY 3
RUSSELL WESTBROOK – AIR JORDAN XX9