Jayson Tatum Rocks Ford Mustang-Inspired Air Jordan 14 and Air Jordan 36 PEs
Boston Celtics star Jayson Tatum put up 19 points, 10 assists and 6 rebounds in his team's come-from-behind win over the Brooklyn Nets last night, but there's just as much talk about what Tatum had on his feet both before and during the game as there is about how he played in it. While arriving at the TD Garden for the second game of the C's NBA Playoffs series against the Nets, Tatum was spotted in a never-before-seen Air Jordan 14 PE that's inspired by his vintage 1966 Ford Mustang. Then, he took the court in a new Air Jordan 36 PE that also drew from the classic muscle car.
Tatum's Air Jordan 14 was shown in detail by @byvickmichael, his personal stylist who – though his Instagram handle may indicate otherwise – is not related to retired NFL quarterback Michael Vick. It features a high-gloss black patent leather toebox and collar detailing, plus plenty of chrome and red accents. The most direct nod to the classic Mustang is provided by the red, white and blue striped details displayed in large fashion on the heel and in a smaller style on the midfoot window, both of which are overlaid by a ,Jordan Brand logo instead of a galloping horse. Finally, double zeros on the heel supply a twice-as-nice nod to Tatum's jersey number, his young son Deuce's name can be seen on the inside of the tongue and a special 'Tatum' hit in Mustang font is stamped on the insole.
On-court, Tatum's Air Jordan 36 was dressed in all black with its own healthy dose of high-gloss patent leather detailing. The special branding is toned down for a more stark look, but there is a pop of bright red detailing on the heel. No mucking around here – the performance shoe was all business, just like the man who wore it was!
Neither of these special Air Jordans will see a retail release as they were made exclusively for Tatum. However, you can expect to see more special PE styles like these and Luka Dončić's Air Jordan 11 Low IE on Jordan Brand athletes over the course of the 2022 NBA Playoffs!