In mid-April, the basketball world was introduced to Ja Morant's first signature shoe, the Nike Ja 1. Since its official launch, this unique silhouette has debuted in a variety of colorways, each reflecting Morant's dynamic and unpredictable style of play. After months of anticipation built on sneak peeks and previews, the most daring color scheme yet is set to hit the shelves.
Dubbed the "Hunger," this latest design from Morant's signature series features a daringly mismatched aesthetic, employing vibrant "Royal Blue" and "University Red" hues in an unprecedented color blocking. This bold contrast mirrors the exciting, often unexpected maneuvers that define Morant's gameplay on the court.
Despite the asymmetric color play, the shoe maintains a sense of balance with a jet-black shade gracing the mid-foot Swoosh, nylon collar trim, and the Zoom Air midsole sprinkled with orange specks. The contrast doesn't stop at the colors; each shoe's design elements also reflect opposite themes, creating an unmissable and striking composition.
The left shoe sports a vibrant red base layer, while the right one is awash in dark blues. This contrast theme extends from the herringbone treads underfoot to the laces and heel tabs, ensuring a unique aesthetic from every angle.
Mark your calendars for September 8th, when the Nike Ja 1 "Hunger" is set to drop at select Swoosh stockists and Nike.com for $110.