The Air Jordan 36 ‘Paris’ Is Limited to 2,629 Pairs and Loaded With Details!
Paris is a basketball metropolis – the City of Light plays host to the legendary Quai 54 streetball tournament every summer and is home to a particularly rabid group of NBA fans as well. Jordan Brand has long saluted Parisian hoops with special products and events, and their latest acknowledgement of basketball culture in France's capital is the Air Jordan 36 'Paris,' a shoe that's highly limited and loaded with special details.
Immediately visible on the 'Paris' is its sunrise-to-sunset gradient fade that starts with a hot pink toebox before gradually giving way to rich purples at the heel. Blue, purple and pink piping provide further detail, while each heel tab is branded with a special graphic: 'Paname,' one of Paris' many nicknames can be seen on the left shoe while '75' – a nod to Paris' zip codes, each of which starts with those two digits – can be seen on the right foot. On the back of the tongue is an individually-numbered label showing that only 2,629 pairs were produced.
However, the Air Jordan 36 'Paris' hides its most striking detail. A map of the city streets is hidden on the tan overlays, hardly visible in the daylight but immediately noticeable under a bright flash as these overlays are in fact made of hi-vis reflective material. From a tech standpoint, the 'Paris' boasts a lightweight-yet-durable leno-weave upper, a full-length Air Zoom Strobel unit stacked atop a standalone forefoot Zoom Air unit and an updated Eclipse Plate.
A release date for this Parisian-influenced take on the Air Jordan 36 has yet to be announced, but it's sure to have the City of Love's residents and hoop shoe fans alike letting out an appreciative 'oui oui!' when it does drop.