The Jordan Spizike doesn't get a whole lot of love from sneakerheads relative to its retro counterparts. While it's a silhouette that includes signature elements from favorites like the III and IV, the demand for the sneaker just simply isn't there. In fact, even consignment shops don't want it.
Despite this, a high-end brand STILL went ahead and designed a sneaker inspired by the Jordan Spizike. And if you thought $175 was a bit much for the actual Air Jordan mashup, you might want to sit down for this one. These luxury joints will run you $475.
Designed by Del Toro, in collaboration with Miami shop Alchemist and architecture firm Snarkitecture, the Spizike-inspired sneakers, nicknamed "Airball," come in a coke white colorway and a murdered-out iteration. Premium nappa leather makes up the paneling on the upper and a clean gum bottom finishes off the luxe vibe.
If you're interested in scooping up a pair, both colorways are available right now exclusively though Alchemist.
Blake Griffin follows in the footsteps of his Jordan Brand cohorts Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul with his own Air Jordan 1 sneaker. The Clippers high flyer's iteration features a predominantly red upper that takes over the toe wrap, quarter, and tongue. Contrasting hits of white fill the perforated toe box and move along the ankle collar and heel counter. The signature "Wings" graphic of the 1 is stamped on the collar, while Griffin's "BG" mark is displayed on the tongue.
Jordan Brand has not yet made it official, but there's speculation that Griffin's sneaker will release on December 20 with the other 1s from Melo and CP3.