Shout out to my good friend @gociaran who’s been working hard for @jumpman23 to create a running shoe that not only looks great but performs well too! Keep up the awesome work Ciaran. ☘️ pic.twitter.com/VMbHdOX5UF
— Nick Symmonds (@NickSymmonds) March 19, 2018
Air Jordan, a brand most famous for its basketball footwear, debuted the Jordan Zoom Tenacity 88 recently.
The shoe is inspired by the Air Jordan 3, one of NBA legend Michael Jordan’s (who the Nike-produced brand is named after) signature shoes.
The Zoom Tenacity 88 features Nike’s signature Air Zoom cushioning system, which is used in many of the sportswear brand’s most recognizable running shoes including the Pegasus and the Nike Streak. On top, the Tenacity 88 features a breathable mesh upper. The shoe also appears to contain a FlightSpeed plate, a technology Jordan uses in its basketball footwear.
IAAF World Championships silver medallist Nick Symmonds shared a photo of the shoe to his Twitter adding that former world-class runner Ciarán ó Lionáird, who has run 3:34 for 1,500m, has been involved in the shoe’s development.
@dschachne @Hamet4Deep @Detroitsworld1 The Air Jordan 3 inspired Jordan Tenacity 88 low running shoe in OG colorways is a genius rebranding of retro into modern, take the old bulky styles and transform them into sleeker newer shoes. Can't wait for the cement blacks pic.twitter.com/24HP8JDOCP
— The Holy of Holies (@thadam_Hammer) March 14, 2018
According to Sneaker News, the shoe was released on March 14 and retails for US$125. The landing page on Nike.com no longer shows the item for sale.
The brand has been involved in running within the past few years beyond this recent release. Jordan sponsors Kori Carter, the 2017 world champion in the women’s 400m hurdles. Jordan created a pair of custom spikes just for Carter (see below).