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Update: Aug. 1, 2022 @ 12 p.m. ET
Sneaker fans won’t have to wait much longer before they can get their hands on J Balvin’s next Air Jordan collab.
The Latin musician confirmed on Instagram yesterday that his forthcoming J Balvin x Air Jordan 2 collab will be released in mid-September.
In addition to announcing the project’s release date, J Balvin revealed that the sneaker will be released alongside an apparel collection, including special socks seen on his feet.
The J Balvin x Air Jordan 2 collab dons a blue-based color scheme that’s offset by multicolored stitching throughout the entirety of the upper. The sneaker also features cloud-inspired details on the heel counter and sock liner while J Balvin’s smiley face logo appears on the heel. The shoe’s standout element is the LED lights on the tongue’s “Wings” logo.
“For those of us who love Sneakers (Tennis) it is brutal how dreams take more paths and different ways of connecting with the planet. In this complete collection I only thought about what human beings live day by day, finding the light to have a better quality of life and everything starts from a healthy mind. The Jordan 2 have lights because they represent that if there are sometimes dark paths, the light accompanies us to pass the test. I love them. Up the Latin culture. Latin gang,” J Balvin wrote on the Instagram caption.
The J Balvin x Air Jordan 2 collab will be released on Sept. 15 at select Jordan Brand retailers. At the time of publication, retail pricing for the collab has not yet been announced.
Update: May 19, 2022 at 10:15 a.m. ET
Late last year, J Balvin teased his upcoming Air Jordan 2 collaboration on social media. Now, more detailed images of what is expected to be his collaboration are circulating on Instagram.
User @zsneakerheadz on Instagram shared images of the sneaker with the caption, “FIRST LOOK at the 2022 #JBalvin x Jordan 2 SP 👀👀 Thoughts on these?! — Featuring built-in LED lighting.” The look is executed in a sky blue hue and features uppers with cloud detailing at the heels, clouds on the lining, the artist’s smiley face logo on the heels, white midsoles and blue outsoles. The final two images in the photoset feature illuminated LED light details.
Although images of the sneaker were revealed, reported release info was not shared.
What We Originally Reported on Dec. 23, 2021
J Balvin continues to keep Air Jordan fans on their toes by sharing a new teaser of his upcoming sneaker collab.
The Colombian singer-songwriter shared the latest teaser of an unreleased Air Jordan collab on Instagram yesterday. Although a full look at the sneaker hasn’t been shared by both parties involved, the model in question is the Air Jordan 2.
“AIR BALVIN. Nuevos JORDAN en camino PAL MUNDO directamente desde Medellín SALTA A LA LUZ !! JUMP LIGHT,” J Balvin wrote for the caption of his latest Instagram post.
Prior to yesterday’s teaser, J Balvin shared a lateral shot of the shoe last month that showcased the silhouette featuring a new padded design on both the overlay panels on the sides as well as on the ankle collar as compared to its basketball counterpart. The collab also features LED lights via the “Wings” logo on the tongue and on the shoe’s outsole. The initial teaser also revealed the style in several sizes and possibly hinting that it will be available in full-family sizing.
Prior to collaborating on the Air Jordan 2, J Balvin released his Air Jordan 1 High “Colores Y Vibras” collab in Dec. 2020, which featured a multicolored aesthetic and design elements pulled from his last two albums of the same name.
Although J Balvin shared a new teaser of his Air Jordan 2 collab, release details for the sneaker project haven’t been confirmed by Jordan Brand.