In the world of Jordans, people would almost always look at the retro pairs over the newer, hybrid pairs that the brand has released in recent years. There are a few pairs that get a good amount of attention—especially if the said pair gets inspiration from retro models AND has a good execution.
This latest pair from Jordan Brand, which is called the Point Lane, is a new fusion lifestyle sneaker that has the looks of a well-executed design.
With a silhouette that reminds us of 90s Air Max sneakers, the Point Lane conveys the 90s vibe as it combines notable design elements from the Air Jordan 3, 6, and 11. Key Air Jordan 11 elements are evident with the tongue strip on the ankle area and its use of ballistic nylon, while the heel tab and branding on the tongue and heel is a clear homage on the Air Jordan 3. Overall, the design is much closer to the Air Jordan 6 (especially in low-cut form) with the nubuck overlays and wavy midsole design.
As a modern-day sneaker, the Point Lane has a reinterpreted take on the Air Max unit, which somewhat resembles the design of the Air Max 90. Completing the look is the use of translucent soles—a key defining feature that is found on the Air Jordan 6 and 11.
Even the colorways are also clear tributes to retro Air Jordans: the Black Chrome pays homage to the Air Jordan 6 low of the same colorway and (to an extent) the Air Jordan 11 Space Jam, while the True Blue is a clear homage to the Air Jordan 3 of the same colorway and the Sport Blue Air Jordan 6.
The Bred is, without a doubt, a clear homage to the Air Jordan 11 Playoffs and Air Jordan 6 Black Infrared—both famous for the bred color blocking.
There’s no word yet when Jordan will drop the Point Lane, but we expect it to be priced at around Php 8k. Will you consider copping this new lifestyle runner?