Jordan Brand Reveal 2022 EYBL Peach Jam Collection
Each summer, the USA's best high school basketball players converge on North Agusta, Georgia for the Peach Jam, a Nike EYBL (Elite Youth Basketball League) tournament that's one of the hottest events of the summer youth hoops circuit. Reputations are made, scholarships are earned and each player at the Peach Jam also gets fitted in special Nike and Jordan Brand gear. In years past, Peach Jam participants have been blessed with special editions of Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James' latest signature models, but this year it's the Jumpman that's kitting them out: they'll hit the hardwood in the Air Jordan 36 Low and relax between games in the Air Jordan 1 Low.
The low-cut Air Jordan 36 is the spaciest Peach Jam sneaker we've ever seen! It features an all-over galaxy print on its upper, a marbled outsole and plenty of ultra-bright accents to boot. From a performance standpoint, it combines a leno-weave upper with a full-length Air Zoom Strobel unit that's stacked atop a standalone forefoot Zoom Air unit and an updated Eclipse Plate. The low-top Air Jordan 1 is nowhere near as technical, but it does boast a glossy, rough black leather base that's embellished with space prints of its own plus a glow-in-the-dark-outsole and special tongue tags. Nike and Jordan Brand also produced a full collection of apparel to accompany the kicks.
Don't expect either of the 'Peach Jam' sneakers to see a public release, as they were designed for participants at this year's tournament – which runs from July 17-24. If you're willing to shell out some major coin, a few pairs always seem to hit the aftermarket though!
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