Jordan 15 Retro SE White Red

Jordan 15 Retro SE White Red

Detalles

Colorway
White / Metallic Silver / Varsity Red
Style Code
317112-106
Release Date
April 12, 2008
Department
Men
Brand
Jordan
Model
Air Jordan 15

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About the Jordan 15 Retro SE White Red 2008

The Air Jordan 15 was inspired by the X-15 jet, a rocket-powered aircraft capable of reaching hypersonic speeds and altitudes nearing outer space. Using the streamlined look of the X-15, the Air Jordan 15 had a sleek and pointed toe box. Other design elements included a hidden lace system, a combination of woven Kevlar and leather on the upper, and a large protruding tongue created to mimic Jordan's signature tongue-out face that was visible when he took flight.

With a theme that perfectly matched Jordan's style on the court and Tinker Hatfield behind the design, you'd think the Air Jordan 15 would be nothing less than a slam dunk—but it didn't turn out that way. Hatfield had designed every Air Jordan released since 1988 and, after 11 years, some questioned his continued inspiration.

The resulting sneaker was clunky and had a stiff, hard bottom that clicked on floors like a pair of dress shoes. And though they ran true to size, the bootie construction made them difficult to put on.

History of Air Jordan 15

In 1998, Michael Jordan led the Chicago Bulls to a triumphant championship win over the Utah Jazz, completing his second three-peat. It was a storybook ending to Jordan's illustrious career as a player.

With Jordan bowing out of basketball, many thought the Air Jordan would walk off into the sunset with His Airness, but the brand was entering a new phase. Earlier that year, the Air Jordan line became an independent subsidiary of Nike, and the Jordan Brand was founded with Michael Jordan as its CEO. Although MJ traded in his jersey and shorts for a suit, there were more sneakers to come from the brand. One year later, the Air Jordan 15 launched as the first sneaker Jordan didn't wear as an athlete—baseball included.

Jordan 15 Retro SE White Red 2008

Designed by Tinker Hatfield and inspired by the X-15 fighter jet, the Jordan Retro 15 SE White Red Jordans bring a futuristic appeal to the lineup of classic sneakers. A white leather base starts off the sneaker with a white Kevlar upper meeting it halfway up the silhouette. The midsole and heel are also smooth white leather, and there is a metallic silver Jumpman logo on the side of the Jordan 15 2008 shoes. Red accents on the tongue and outsole add a contrast to the otherwise completely white design.