Gotta Shine: Air Jordan I in the Spotlight

Air Jordan I “Gotta Shine” is the third and final release of the Jordan All-Star Collection this February. It lives up to its name this week, celebrating the second annual Jordan Brand Invitational at St. Augustine High School in New Orleans, Louisiana. All-star high school athletes will rock the court while Jordan Brand icons grace the stage at the star-studded event. As for Air Jordan I Gotta Shine, the shoe highlights the importance of potential and star quality in future superstars. For loyal Jordan fans, it means adding this celestial Retro to their collections.

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STATS

Air Jordan I “Gotta Shine”

Release Date: February 19, 2017

Retail: $175.00

Colors: Black/White/Metallic Silver

Features: Leather upper; cupsole with encapsulated Air-Sole unit; rubber outsole for traction

Solo in the Spotlight

Gotta Shine gives new meaning to a solo in the spotlight. Star-inspired features of the shoe bring the Air Jordan I and Jordan Brand to new heights. Whereas last week’s Air Jordan V “Take Flight” says that the sky is the limit, Gotta Shine shows it aims to dominate the galaxy as well. Gotta Shine is a stand-alone, stand-out shoe made especially for Jordan fans looking for a throwback to the last century, with the futuristic glamour of the current one. Time and space collide in this Retro, leaving an indelible mark on 2017.

 

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Gotta Shine Has the Color, Covered

Gotta Shine’s main feature is its striking iridescent premium leather upper. The semi-matte finish of the metallic detail has elevated the shoe to a serious conversation piece. The question that everyone is asking is exactly what color leads the iridescent black/white/metallic colorway. Some say it’s a teal tone, whereas others claim it’s more in the range of jewel-toned blues or purples. It seems that matter and form also collide in Gotta Shine– what seems to matter most, is how the color takes form. Gotta Shine leaves it up to the wearer to decide, but as far as we’re concerned, we’re enjoying the intrigue. After all, Jumpman kept everyone guessing for decades, and we all know how that worked out for him.

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The iridescence also echoes the futuristic vibes of recent Nike and Jordan Brand releases, like the HyperAdapt 1.0, and the”Invisible Shoe,” better known as the extra-exclusive NikeLab Dunk Hi x COMME des GARÇONS. With no holes barred on textiles or designs, both Nike and Jordan Brand lead the future generation of sports fashion.

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Star Quality in the Sole

The timeless design of the Air Jordan I extends itself to the translucent outsole trend, this time taking on an airy form in the star-themed shoe. It serves as a pedestal for the clean edge of the cloud-white midsole. With so many features and qualities in this Retro, it’s no surprise that Gotta Shine reaches new heights– intergalatic ones, that is.

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Jump On It

The third and final installment of the 2017 Jordan All-Star Collection, the Air Jordan I Gotta Shine, hits stores on February 19. Retailers are bracing for impact with the release, as it’s pitted to be the most collectible shoe of the collection. The Air Jordan I never disappoints, and as a fan-favorite for over 30 years, Gotta Shine only feeds the Jordan Brand addiction.

 

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