Canadians get futuristic with Air Jordan 2010
Anyone who loves sports shoes will remember Nike's Air Jordan shoes from way back when, and shoe design has come a long way since then. Canadians might have to issue a few I.O.U. certificates this holiday season as the 25th anniversary pairs of Air Jordan shoes won't be available until next year.
However, it has been confirmed that Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat basketball team will be the first to wear the new shoes, according to Dimemag.com.
The news provider further reveals that the design was inspired by Michael Jordan's playing style - he claimed to "see through" players on the opposing team while immersed in the game. Nodding to this sentiment, the shoes have a neat see-through mesh window build into the side.
In addition, the shoes have a layered toe for greater protection and extra foot support in the front to allow the shoes to cling to the wearer's feet and move as they do.
This anniversary shoe was designed by Tinker Hatfield who acts as the vice president of special products and design for Nike and Mark Smith, creative director for Jordan Brand.