Potential Release Date: Maison Château Rouge x Air Jordan 2 'United Youth International'
News on this release was originally published on March 2, 2022.
Update (April 14, 2022): Per a report from @zsneakerheadz, the Maison Château Rouge x Air Jordan 2 is set to release on June 24. Its official colour scheme is 'Sail/Citron Pulse/Orange.' This isn't set in stone, as neither Maison Château Rouge nor Jordan Brand have confirmed any date of arrival – but the reveal of the colab's official colour palette and style code certainly lend weight to the report! Keep it locked here for more info as it's made available, and enjoy the original story below.
Parisian outfit Maison Château Rouge first teamed up with Jordan Brand in 2019 to create an Air Jordan 1 Mid as part of the 'Fearless Ones' collection, and now the two parties have reunited for an Air Jordan 2 that's been dubbed 'United Youth International'. Though its exact inspiration has yet to be revealed, MCR's Air Jordan 2 is loaded with prints, patterns and special details – all of which explore founder and designer Youssouf Fofana's seamless blending of French and African aesthetics.
As seen in the above and below photos from @teddyssole, the Maison Château Rouge x Air Jordan 2 'United Youth International' features an off-white leather base that's accented with blaze orange, brown and yellow. This simple-yet-effective colour scheme is bolstered by unique details like a debossed print on its tongue and quarter, co-branded heels, brogue-like fringes, loose stitching on the tongue and below the collar and much more. There's even special embellishment to be seen inside the shoe, thanks to a silky collar lining, special tongue tags and insoles that feature Michael Jordan-centric prints.
We're currently without a release date for the Maison Château Rouge x Air Jordan 2 'United Youth International', but it's likely to drop sometime later in the year – potentially around the Quai 54 streetball tournament.
Lookin' for more AJ 2 news? Check out two SF editors discussing whether colabs can make the oft-dismissed model hot here.