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Classic women's-only basketball shoe finally returns

By Paul Lintag on Jan 14, 2020 04:01 PM

Originally launched in 1998, Jordan Brand’s first year as a separate entity from Nike, the original Women’s Air Jordan draws inspiration from the Air Jordan XIII with its dimpled leather upper. (Nike)

Women’s basketball is extra strong these days and Jordan Brand is coming through with some great timing by bringing back an original gem from the late 1990s.

For the first time in over two decades, Jordan Brand’s first-ever silhouette designed exclusively for women is making a comeback.

Originally launched in 1998, Jordan Brand’s first year as a separate entity from Nike, the original Women’s Air Jordan draws inspiration from the Air Jordan XIII with its dimpled leather upper.

Also still present in the retro 22 years in the making is an outsized mesh omega pattern and carbon fiber plate.

Perhaps most special and the feature that drives this home as a women’s release is the “W” logo in the heel.

The original Women’s Air Jordan, dressed in black, white, and fire red is set for a release Jan. 16.

 

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