Original Story (07/21/22): While Luka Dončić has his own signature shoe on the way, the Jordan Luka 1, that doesn’t mean that he won’t continue to get his own colorways of other Air Jordan models. Jordan Brand is releasing an “El Matador” Air Jordan 36 inspired by one of the Mavs superstar’s nicknames.
Dončić was given the nickname “El Matador” by a Mavericks assistant coach for his ability to dodge opponents and his time playing for Spain’s Real Madrid Baloncesto team as a teen. The Air Jordan 36 “El Matador” features an a red upper with ornate gold detailing, inspired by the capes and attires of traditional Spanish bullfighters. Luka was spotted rocking a similar Air Jordan 11 Low IE colorway in the tunnel during the 2022 NBA playoffs, though that pair is expected to remain a Player Exclusive.
The Luka Dončić x Air Jordan 36 “El Matador” is slated to release this August on Nike.com and at select retailers. Check out official images and more below and stay tuned to Modern Notoriety for updates.
Update (08/17/22): Luka’s “El Matador” Air Jordan 36 drops on August 31st on Nike.com and at select retailers.
Luka Dončić x Air Jordan 36 “El Matador”
Color: Chile Red/Metallic Gold-University Red-Black
Style Code: DV5268-676
Release Date: August 31, 2022
Price: $200 USD
AJ11 Low IE & AJ36 “El Matador” photos via uninstructedvision: