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The New Air Jordan -- No, Really, It's Green

1/9/2008 12:36 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The latest Air Jordan sneaker has been unleashed, and despite what you might think you're seeing here, we're telling you -- it's a green shoe.
Michael Jordan's new Green shoe
Nike tells us that the Air Jordan XX3 is the first-ever basketball shoe in the Jordan Brand to be made with sustainable materials -- meaning it'll be around the next time MJ decides to unretire, whenever that is. It's coming out in a limited edition costing $230 which will only be available in 23 stores (sensing a theme here?) and then will be out wide -- for $185.

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31.

Flint    

Shoe is hot! Copped x 3! Fiyah!

Did you, like, see what Britney wore when she left the hospital the other day? Like, oh my God!

2448 days ago
32.

JC    

I have to agree with #13, gotta pay for the divorce. Hey Mike, take a lesson from Stephon Marbury. I'm not much of a basketball fan but I give respect to athletes who are benelovant to their people and fans.

2448 days ago
33.

Bar10der    

Glad to know that racist people have all this access to the internet to leave comments about "Ghetto Youth"

Get a grip people. Its a shoe that is green and a step in the right direction by a corporation. If you dont like, dont buy it. And since when did all the meth heads in trailer parks start wearing Air Jordans?

2448 days ago
34.

know your facts    

So if everybody who buys a pair of Jordan's is on welfare or from the "ghetto" then I guess it's okay for me to call all of you redneck racist hillbilies. Hey, it's a biased generalization based on the actions of other people, just like what you said.Oh, it's only okay when you do it.

I don't buy his shoes, but I know people who pay their mortgages and their car payments and probably make more than most of you no job having losers, but still go out and buy every pair to add to their collections. You morons need to wake up! In 2008 its really sad that you still think it's okay to be bigots and racists. Why attack the people who buy the shoe instead of the people who thinks it's okay to charge $230 for a shoe that cost $5 to make? I would understand better if all of your attacks were targeted at Mike. But no, you have to go after the easy target. I really learn alot about white people by visiting TMZ. Hateful monsters.

2448 days ago
35.

JordanRetroHead23    

The shoe looks great, I mean how else were they suppose to end the Jordan legacy? I think Tinker did the best he could in paying homage to Mike. I think it has already been mentioned also that the limited ones that go for $230 aren't the ones that Mike is holding, the black ones (the ones Mike is holding) go for $180, nonetheless it doesn't matter how much they are, I'm coppin'

Resell value on these is going to be nuts. Everyone get their pairs to wear and to sell because you don't want to miss out on this one.

2448 days ago
36.

JordanRetroHead23    

but real talk, when was the last time a sneaker made it on TMZ?

2448 days ago
37.

Jennifa O Jenny    

That is one ugly sneaker.

2448 days ago
38.

JordanRetroHead23    


AIR JORDAN XX3 Technical Components

Nike Considered:
• AIR JORDAN XX3 is the first basketball shoe in Nike's history to be designed according to Nike Considered ethos.
• The design of the AIR JORDAN XX3 minimizes waste and use of solvent based cements.
• Automotive quality painting process on the backside of the Thermo Plastic Urethane (TPU) chassis is completed by an efficient robot arm to maximize the quality, consistency and durability of the paint and component.
• Outsole uses environmentally preferred rubber that reduces toxics and incorporates Nike Grind material from footwear outsole manufacturing waste.
• The construction of the shoe emphasizes the use of environmentally preferred materials.

Upper:
• A newly engineered, patent-pending, stitching machine stitches the upper in 3-D form.
• Dual density sock liner.
• Internal dual density slow recovery foam around the heel conforms to foot shapes to create a more custom fit.
• One shot compression molded phylon midsole.
• Full length sleek internal bootie maximizes comfort while complimenting the sleek profile.
• Nu-foam collar/tongue lining package for sleek low profile comfort.
• New quilted pattern molded sock liner that provides quality arch support.provides quality arch support.
• Reinforced quarter panels to form and hold the exact shape of the last to provide the best fit possible.
• Breathable tongue allows air to escape helping to keep the foot cooler.
• The upper is bladder pressed on the last two times during the construction to form the upper shape exactly to the last shape.

Midsole / Outsole:
• Full length Zoom Airsole unit for superior cushioning.
• Carbon fiber/acrylic weave shank plate adds structure and support in key areas.
• High performance TPU chassis built for stability and support.
• Light weight - 15 ounces.
• One of the lowest midsole profile thickness made for a basketball shoe (19mms in the heel and 9mms in the forefoot) allowing for players to be as close to the ground as possible and feel the court.
• The shank plate is inserted into the TPU chassis mold and the TPU is directly shot over the entire plate. This process is the most efficient for production because it enhances durability, reduces waste, and minimizes our solvent cement usage. It is a new innovation for performance footwear.
• Advanced cushioning system contains a low profile IPS system with a large pillar in the heel combined with a low profile modified IPS in the forefoot.

AIR JORDAN XX3 Unique Design Features:
• An imprint of Michael Jordan's finger print traction pattern on outsole.
• Precise stitching to reveal external heel moccasin stitch.
• Michael Jordan signature on toe cap.
• High performance TPU chassis.
• Michael Jordan thumbprint on back of tongue lining.
• Handcrafted MJ stitch pattern offers beautiful detailing and function.

2448 days ago
39.

CELEBS HAS NO COMMON SENSE OR DO THEY PAY IN FULL CASH    

WHY BUY EXPENSIVE SHOE ???? SO HE CAN BECOME RICHER ????

LOOK AT THE HOUSE HE DID LIVE IN ............HE MAKES MILLIONSSSSSSS

A YEAR ..........LIVES IN EXPENSIVE HOMES , DRIVES EXPENSIVE CARS , ETC

WHY KEEP HIS HABITS GOING ...........I WOULDN'T GIVE HIM A PENNY ..........

ANYONE FOOLISH ENOUGH TO BUY HIS SHOES , HAS NO CLUE WHAT

MONEY'S ABOUT ..........FOOLISH PEOPLE ....................

STUPID CELEBS DOES STUPID THINGS

2448 days ago
40.

Righter of Wrongs    

I bet some of you same jerk-offs knocking the existance of Air Jordans buy $300+ purses, have projection HDTVs, and wouldn't think twice about gambling away a few hundred bucks in Vegas.

People like and buy different things.

The guy is a sports legend, and compared to today's average athlete, a living saint as well.

I'd say you guys should kiss his ass, but your're not even worthy of that. Plus your probably too short as well.

2448 days ago
41.

me    

i think all of you gossip lovers are just as bad as the comments you post. i came to this article after reading it on a "sneaker forum" for sneaker collectors etc. I personally collect jordan sneakers for casual and sports. buying jordan brand shoes is no different than yuppies going out buying 200 pair of jeans, or whatever you guys buy because the celebs are wearing them etc. so just think about that for a sec. I personally buy jordan brand sneakers because of the quality of the shoe compared to other basketball shoes out there in the market, some are good and some arent so good, but i personally look to purchase for the performance aspect and of course style (you dont buy what you dont like right?). Besides that, I think i get my shoes or anything really usually when the price is more reasonable etc.

2448 days ago
42.

me    

to the guy commenting on jordan making money and why should he contribute to it etc etc....isnt that what America is about? so are you telling me that you dont go out and buy things because of brands? get real, unless you are out in the woods living on what nature gave you, you are as much of a "sucker" as the guy next to you. can you imagine how much harvey levin is making off of tmz? no different than jordans brand etc.

2448 days ago
43.

NOPOniketalk    

Definitely copped, with my welfare check.

2447 days ago
44.

Daddy dearest    

Brown and brown....cry about it some more please...

2447 days ago
45.

Barbara    

Is anyone else tired of racism??????My GOD people, et over it. Watch the news. Barack Obama is running for President. So are a few other people. May we be blessed with a good President. Wear what you like, spend what you want....move on in life, please..........

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