Nike Air Ship White Way Game Royal DX4976-141
As the Air Ship seeks to entrench itself in today’s mid-1980s basketball shoe market, a recent influx of newcomers has settled ashore as its official announcement predecessor. With the lore of this classic hoop sneaker centered on none other than Michael Jordan, the Air Ship deserves to be part of the conversation just as much, and in that short time in 1985 when MJ dated the model before being honored with its first signature shoe, the Ship has managed to become a permanent chapter in sneaker history.
In February 2021, Jordan Brand revisited this chapter by re-releasing the original white/red colorway as part of the New Beginnings pack. But more recently, the Air Ship has emerged in white/green, white/orange and white/yellow, all distributed to influencers and VIPs in the sneaker community. And despite the shoe’s closure over four decades, the Air Ship still feels somewhat new – a notion that Nike and Jordan Brand are looking to capitalize on.
A fourth white/royal iteration joins the Air Ships fleet, surprisingly in tandem with US retailer A Ma Maniere. This collaborative Nike Air Ship release restores the silhouette’s standard color blocking, with Royal Blue accents covering the Swoosh, outsole and heel. The rest of the shoe is constructed with smooth, clean white leather, establishing that classic high-end ’80s aesthetic.
Additionally, each pair of the Air Ship is individually numbered up to 2,000 pairs, with the serial number placed behind the back of the tab label.
Publication details to come.
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A Ma Manière x Nike Air Ship
Release date: 2022
Color: White/Game Royal/White
Style Code: DX4976-141