With the start of the 2008 Beijing Olympics quickly approaching, the designers at Jordan Brand have come up with the Jordan Olympia for the participating Team Jordan athletes to wear. The numbers 92-96-04-08 are engraved in the outsole of the shoe to commemorate the years Team Jordan athletes have competed in the Olympic Games. This would include Michael Jordan as part of the 1992 “Dream Team” in Barcelona and does not include MJ’s Olympic gold in the 1984 Olympics as “Brand Jordan” was not yet created. The inclusion of facts on the outsole is very similar to the Air Jordan X, which serves as the main inspiration for the Jordan Olympia. For superior fit, this light weight sneaker features a semi bootie tongue-less construction, a contour heel foam package, and a molded lining top cloth. For cushioning, there is a full length Zoom Air insole, a performance sock liner, a compression molded phylon midsole, and a midfoot TPU shank. Several colorways along with a limited edition version will be available for purchase starting in early August.
Release Date: 08/08/2008
Name: Jordan Olympia – Olympic Colorway (Above)
Color: White/Sport Red-Obsidian