Original Story (04/09/22): Jordan Brand has picked a superstar line-up of collaborators to usher in the return of the Air Jordan 2. Joining the likes of Virgil Abloh and J Balvin is contemporary artist Nina Chanel Abney with her own take on the silhouette.

The colors on this Air Jordan 2 are an obvious nod to the OGs, though subtle design changes and a modified shape give new breath to the classic 1986 release. The height is a bit taller, grey suede has been added to the toe and heel, and the shape of the pebbled leather overlay has been modified. Personal touches to Abney are her name on the insoles and a framed painting of Michael Jordan in action as a hangtag. This painting is based on a photograph of a young MJ wearing the Air Jordan 2 in a game against the Los Angeles Lakers during the 1986-87 season.

Grab a first look at the Nina Chanel Abney x Air Jordan 2 below. Expect these to drop later this year on SNKRS and at select retailers in women’s sizing. The current rumored release date is July 8th. Stay tuned to Modern Notoriety for updates.

Nina Chanel Abney x Air Jordan 2 SE
Color: White/Gym Red-Gym Red-Sail-Black
Style Code: DQ0558-160
Release Date: July 8, 2022
Price: $250 USD

Update (06/21/22): Official images of the Nike Chanel Abney x Air Jordan 2 have been loaded onto the Nike server. Check them out below, as well as the green low version here.

Update (04/14/22): Here’s another look at the Nina Chanel Abney x Air Jordan 2, courtesy of knowing_kicks:

First look photos via apolloluo1976:

Michael Jordan vs the Lakers (1986-87):

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