Jayson Tatum Wore this Melody Ehsani Air Jordan 36 PE Before Game 2 of the NBA Finals
The Boston Celtics took a 107-88 drubbing at the hands of the Golden State Warriors in Game 2 of the NBA Finals last night, but the Celtics' Jayson Tatum was no slouch – pouring in 28 points in the losing effort and taking the court for warm-ups with unique pair of Air Jordan 36s on his feet. Now, more info on Tatum's special Jordan Brand sneakers has surfaced: they're in fact a Melody Ehsani PE!
Designer Melody Ehsani (who heads up her eponymous label) recently took to her Instagram to offer some info on the multicoloured, snakeskin-patterned sneakers stating 'The hamsa (or hand of God) on the sole is a symbol for protection from anything that doesn't serve your purpose,' and 'The interior of the shoe reads "we stand on the shoulders of greats".' Besides the details the designer called out, the shoes also boast custom tongue labels, highly-detailed lace deubres and another hamsa graphic in the middle of the throat.
Ehsani is no stranger to Jordan Brand colabs, of course. In the past, she's cooked up a colourful Air Jordan 1 Mid as part of 2019's 'Fearless 1s' collection, and also crafted a special Air Jordan OG with cherry lace deubres. However, this marks her brand's first appearance on an NBA court – and it was right before the NBA Finals, nonetheless. She may have felt just a touch conflicted though, as her and her husband Flea (yes, Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers) are avowed Los Angeles Lakers fans!
These PEs will never see a retail release, but you can enjoy all their patterned and printed goodness in the photos directly above.
Want to check out more dope Jordan Brand PEs? Browse through parts one and two of our all-time greatest Air Jordan PE list.