Hiroshi Fujiwara's fragment design x Air Jordan
Fortunately, September is the month of the year when Hiroshi Fujiwara — one of the most attention-capturing creatives within the realm of sneakers today — decided to revisit his relationship with Nike.
Dropping today, we have 2 of the most anticipated releases of the year. Yes, we're talking about the Jordan Air Cadence and the Air Jordan 3 sneaker collabs with the ever-popular and mysterious Japanese imprint fragment design.
The Japanese designer has teased two Air Jordan 3s and now we can see Hiroshi put his twist on the classic Jordan Brand model.
FRAGMENT DESIGN X AIR JORDAN 3 RETRO SP
Featuring the black and white orca color scheme that plays on Hiroshi Fujiwara's earlier Jordan work, the AJ3 fragment displays smaller details such as a stamped fragment logo that appears above the midsole.
The fragment thunderbolt logo debossed at the heel, embroidered Jumpman motifs at the tongue, co-branded printed insoles, and most notably, the heel tab.
Focusing on a clean monochrome color scheme, the fragment design x Air Jordan 3 Retro SP features a mix of genuine leather and other premium materials, plus Air cushioning in the heel and forefoot.
The rear detail features a large fragment design logo covered by a translucent Jumpman marked heel tab underscored by “AIR” in contrasting black. Elevating the collaboration is a clean air-assisted white midsole marked with technical data.
FRAGMENT DESIGN X JORDAN AIR CADENCE SP
A lifestyle silhouette with running shoe sensibilities, the Cadence sports an appealing canvas for fragment design and founder Hiroshi Fujiwara to revive his Nike HTM magic upon.
The Jordan Air Cadence X fragment blends modern craftsmanship with subtle heritage-inspired design elements to create a sporty and streamlined design built for life on the go. Bringing a similar look to the latest Jordan Delta a the heel tab, the and overall upper is deconstructed with mesh and suede details: a grayscale color palette is the name of the game here, with medium gray mesh uppers and synthetic heel pieces overlaid by swatches of dark gray suede on heel and forefoot alike.
Other interesting details are provided by the shoe’s outsole and heel look to feature a combination of Zoom and Air technology with a window at the end of the heel. fragment/Jordan are spelled out on the navy blue heel tab and midfoot tag, the only pieces of the shoe to deviate from the gray color palette.
Both fragment design x Jordan Air Cadence SP (set at $150 USD) and Air Jordan 3 Retro SP (priced at $225 USD) are available @ Nike SNKRS and at select retailers.
Which one are you looking to add to your collection?
Don't miss: OUR COLLAB WITH THE SHOE SURGEON is dropping tomorrow, Sept 18. ☠️