Melody Ehsani’s Air Jordan Womens Collaboration Releases March 19th
Jordan Brand has made it a priority to focus on women’s-exclusive releases in the past 18 months, and we’re all for it. Inclusivity in the sneaker game has always been lacking on both sides of the business, but as we progress in years, we progress in our ways. The female contribution to the Brand has thus far been but a drop in the ocean, with collaborations from Aleali May making up the bulk, but new entrants Olivia Kim, Sheila Rashid, and Melody Ehsani are further changing the narrative. Now, after a standout debut in the male-dominated FEARLESS ONES collection, Ehsani returns to the Jumpman Brand with yet another collaborative piece. Now, after a teaser look last week, Melody has now unveiled the effort, which is fittingly focused on the recently-reinstated Air Jordan Womens.
The shoe features a classic Jordan Brand palate of black and red, paired with reflective piping on the silhouette’s aggressive overlays. Oversized cherry dubraes sit at the base of the laces — and also adorn her insanely-cool sweats, of which we’re expecting to release alongside the pair as part of an apparel capsule. Ehsani also outlines a short yet poignant timeline of women in basketball, noting the original ads of the Air Jordan Womens, as well as Sanaa Lathan’s portrayal of Monica in 2000’s Love and Basketball.
A release date for the Melody Ehsani x Jordan Womens was not revealed, but the first teaser did confirm that the drop would occur this month. Take a peep at Melody’s unveiling and teaser below, and be sure to keep your eyes glued to our official Twitter account for updates surrounding its release.
Update 03.10.20 // Retailers are starting to surface for Melody Ehsani’s Air Jordan OG Womens release, and they bring with it a release date. You can expect her sophomore Jordan collaboration to hit stores on March 19th for $160. Stay tuned for detailed looks and additional retailers to our Where to Buy Guide below.
Update 03.11.20 // Official images have just landed!
Melody Ehsani x Air Jordan OG Womens SP
Style Code: CQ2514-005
Color: Black/Infrared/Hyper Grape
Release Date: March 19th, 2020
Where to Buy:
Nike.com @ 10:00 am ET
Foot District @ 4:00 am ET
Noir Fonce @ 4:00 am ET
BSTN @ 4:00 am ET
SNS @ 8:00 am ET
First Looks //
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In 1991 – eleven year old Melody wrote Magic Johnson a letter protesting the fact that girls werent allowed in his summer basketball camp. In 1996 -womens basketball became official with the inception of the WNBA In 1998- Jordan put out its first shoe actually designed for a woman. In 2000 – exactly 20 years ago, Sanaa Lathan became the first cultural icon of a woman portraying a basketball star in the movie Love & Basketball. In 2020 – Melody is bringing back the womens Jordan basketball shoe in honor of women’s history month, the ladies of the WNBA and the anniversary of Love & Basketball. This commemoration of the shoe comes with the emblem of a cherry, which throughout time has been associated with symbols of abundance, fertility & protection. I pass these on to you 🍒
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