Air Jordan 2 Decon
In the category of underrated retro Air Jordan models, the AJ 2 might be a leading contender. The often unheralded sneaker finds itself in an awkward position, nuzzled in between two of the most of popular Jordans of all time.
That being said, all of that might be changing this summer. The Air Jordan 2 returns to us in its deconstructed form.
The concept of deconstructed sneakers isn’t new. In fact, we’ve already seen the AJ 1 take this type of aesthetic on to good effect.
But, it does, ironically, add an extra dimension here to the Air Jordan 2. Earlier this month, the Bordeaux colorway of this model was dropped and sported a very luxurious look.
That motif continues here as we see a Black, Thunder Blue, and Sail iteration most recently.
The uppers are built from a noticeably smooth and lush suede throughout. That sort of material makes the decision to go with tonal color schemes make a ton of sense, as each color helps the suede stand out in its own way.
Historically, the midsole of the Air Jordan 2 is tangibly softer than its predecessor. We also get minimal branding, with the Jumpman logo on the front, and an old school Nike sign on the heel.
Each of these iterations is remarkably easy to pair with your outfit of choice. In fact, the Black colorway will be a nice addition to your Fall and Winter rotation. However you rock them, you definitely don’t want to let these Decon 2’s pass you by.