Jordan Brand will be having another Jordan release for 2016 and the upcoming shoe looks to become their best lifestyle silhouette to date – the Jordan Galaxy “Black Gum”.
December last year, Sneaker News hinted about a new lifestyle silhouette that Jordan Brand will be adding to their sneaker rotation. The new line will be called the Jordan Galaxy but is in no way connected to the uber-hyped shoes during the NBA All-Star Weekend with all its space motif. Instead, the new lifestyle shoes will be bragging of a stylish look off-court and will have the same vein as the signature shoe of Russell Westbrook. The shoe’s lateral side will be sporting a soft and crinkled leather while the medial end will go with a y-shaped perforated nubuck. While seemingly contrasting with one another, JB found a way to wrap both materials into one another giving the Jordan Galaxy shoe its burrito-like tongue style.
This January 2016, the rumor became official that Jordan Brand will indeed be releasing a few pairs of the Jordan Galaxy starting with a dark grey silhouette. This Spring though, the latest Jordan Galaxy Black Gum will grace selected Jordan Brand stores for just a price of $135.
The Black Gum Jordan Galaxy gives premium a new meaning with its materials taking the casual look up another level. Dressed in an all-Black construction, the only contrasting color of the Black Gum is its light brown or “gum” outsole. There is also the tasteful addition of black soft tumbled leather on the lateral side and a durable black mesh on the medial side. The tongue, the rope lace, the heel pull tab, and the midsole all comes in black. Even the Jumpman branding looks barely there given that it’s stitched in black as well. Aside from the little light brown or gold Jumpman tab on the collar, the Jordan Galaxy Black Gum definitely lives up to its name.
As an official release, the Black Gum is probably the only lifestyle shoe to sport the classiest look of Jordan Brand. What makes it even better is that the durable nylon mesh makes up for more breathability during the warmer seasons of the year.
All in all, the Black Gum Jordan Galaxy fits the modern lifestyle look and is perfect for those who want a lifestyle shoe that is clean and fits just about any outfit. The unique aesthetic of the Black Gum will also be seen on other Jordan Galaxy silhouettes the collection’s very own trademark.