The days of red, white, and blue NBA All Star edition shoes are over, and brands like Jordan are adding a bit more of a creative touch to their All Star collection. For this year’s All Star Game, Jordan Brand cooked up a stealthy collection of five sneakers inspired by Michael Jordan’s famous quote: “By the time you see me coming, it’s too late.”
On February 14th, the first two shoes from the pack will be available on Finishline.com, and they consist of the Jordan Melo M9 “All Star”and the Jordan CP3.VI “All Star”. The uppers of both shoes are dressed with a stealthy black and purple color combination, with bright green accenting on the branding of the shoes. The Melo M9 comes equipped with a glowing outsole, and both shoes illuminate when held under a black light.
On the day before the All Star Game, February 16th, the remaining three shoes from the pack will be released. This drop will consist of an Air Jordan Retro 1, an Air Jordan Retro 3, and last, but certainly not least, the Air Jordan XX8. Both the Retro 1 and the Retro 3 have similar color mash-ups as the Melo M9 and the CP3.VI, featuring black and purple uppers equipped with bright green accents throughout the shoes. The Air Jordan XX8 is the pinnacle performance product from the All Star collection, and they feature a stealthy shaded green upper that really has a unique look to it. Jordan Brand ex-ed out the purple on this model, and the night vision inspired upper was executed to a tee.