As the MLB continues to say farewell to a superstar, Jordan Brand will also look to send him off the correct way. He is easily Jordan Brand’s most prominent baseball member, Derek Jeter has donned the Jumpman since 1999. Even Michael Jordan surprised Jeter on Derek Jeter day at Yankee Stadium. To say their relationship is solid is understatement. Not many know, Jeter was handpicked by Jordan himself and is the longest tenured athlete under Team Jordan not named Michael Jordan. Even though Jordan Brand has already launched the RE2PECT collection to celebrate The Captain’s career, they will also release a Jeter themed Air Jordan 1 and Jordan Flight Flex Trainer Jeter. The retail price tag will be $120 for the Trainers.
With the Air Jordan 1s, diehard Yankee fans will have a pair of kicks that will perfectly match their Yankees pinstripes. Going with a navy blue leather upper, the kicks are offset with a white midsole and Swoosh. An eye-catching quality is the gold heel Jumpman, Jeter tongue design, the Air Jordan wings logo on the outer ankle.
From Nike’s product description:
Jordan Brand pays RE2PECT to an icon with a special release of the Air Jordan 1 and Flight Flex Trainer inspired by the classic New York uniforms. Midnight Navy and Sail dominate each shoe, with subtle highlights including pinstripes and gold logos inspired by greatness.
Jeter was drafted 6th overall in 1992 by the Yankees and played every game of his career as a member of the Yanks. He will leave the game as the 1996 MLB ROY, 14x All Star, 5x World Series Champion, and the 2000 World Series MVP.
Release Date: September 20 –
Where: NikeStore Online
Time: 8:00 EST / 5:00 PST
Jordan Flight Flex Trainer Jeter
Midnight Navy/Metallic Gold-Sail-Night Silver
Air Jordan 1 Retro Jeter
Midnight Navy/Metallic Gold-Sail