Photos: Jordan unveils Super.Fly.5 with Blake Griffin as its muse

Wednesday June 22nd, 2016

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Using Blake Griffin as its muse, Jordan Brand has officially unveiled the Jordan Super.Fly 5 on Wednesday. The Los Angeles Clippers star, who signed with the brand in 2012, has worn models from the Super.Fly series since his welcome.

Jordan designers drew inspiration from Griffin’s high-flying ability to craft a shoe with a versatile lightweight upper that provides targeted support and breathability, an inner sleeve with foam pods to enhance comfort and fit and forefoot Nike Zoom Air-ensuring lightweight responsiveness and ultimate lockdown.

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Rarely lacking creativity when it comes to shelling out a sneaker, the brand pegged English artist James Roper to draw inspiration from the Jordan Super.Fly 5 in his artwork. Roper used various kinds of art forms like cartoon, baroque sculpture, and fashion combined with the explosive playing style of Griffin to create illustrations for the silhouette.

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The sneaker will be available exclusively in Greater China beginning June 30, followed by a global release on August 1. The shoe will also launch in three different colorways Infared 23/Deep Royal Blue, Wolf Grey/White, Black/Wolf Grey for the suggested retail price of $150.

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