The Air Jordan II is going back to its luxury roots, and  you can thank Just Don for that.

The high-end accessories company, spearheaded by Kanye West's manager and good friend Don C, has teamed up with Jordan Brand to rework the Air Jordan II into a quilted masterpiece. Decked out in a blue monochromatic upper, the sneakers are done up in a premium leather and suede with quilted paneling on the toe, mid-foot, and ankle collar. Paired with the high-end aesthetic is an equally impressive red box with gold branding and even extra goodies, including a dust bag and gold pins.

Recall that the O.G. IIs were made in Italy, so the luxe theme incorporated on the sneaker makes a lot of sense, especially coming from a Just Don partnership.

The rumored release is set for Saturday, January 31, although nothing yet has been made official by Jordan Brand.

Update 1/14: Don C recently took to Instagram to shed some light on the inspiration behind his Air Jordan II collaboration, which actually comes from his wife's blue quilted Chanel handbag. The bag features the same shade of blue and quilted details found on his IIs.

 

👀 My Inspiration 🙏 💙🔵 #bluequilted

A photo posted by DC2 (@givenchydonc) on Jan 13, 2015 at 9:05pm PST


UPDATE 1/9: According to Ibn Jasper, long-time friend to both Don C and 'Ye, the Just Don x Air Jordan II collaboration could possibly be made in Italy similar to the O.G. IIs. With all the talk about "remastered" quality from Jordan Brand, we can't say we're completely surprised if it turns out to be true. Now, will the retail price reflect the Italian-made product? Most likely, but we're sure it won't stop 'heads from thirsting over a pair.

 

@JustDon x Air Jordan II #MadeInItaly 🇮🇹

A photo posted by @ibnjasper on Jan 9, 2015 at 10:25am PST


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