Jordan Brand is prepared to drop a coveted classic next month. The Air Jordan 2 Low Chicago will hit shelves May 21st for a cool $160. For the first time in over 20 years, this low top iteration will become available for purchase.
Interestingly, the Chicago 2 low’s released in both 1987 and 1994. During that era most basketball sneakers were hightops, referencing a desire for maximum ankle support. The recent release of the Air Jordan 2 low Gym Red helped reintroduce sneakerheads to the concept of a modified Air Jordan 2 silhouette. Considering today’s low top sneaker frenzy, I’m confident these will be a hit in today’s market.
Based on the official image, the Air Jordan 2 Low Chicago is just as expected. White tumbled leather upper is detailed with black and red accents. Reptile embossed collars create an exotic appeal. A series of holes are found across the toe box making the shoe more breathable. Resting atop a distinctive black midsole, the Air Jordan 2 Low Chicago has a familiar vibe. In 2016, should we expect to pay $160 for low top sneakers? Come May 21st we’ll see if sneakerheads are willing to accept this steep price increase.