Year Original Released: 1999

The Air Jordan XIV is the Ferrari of the basketball court. The original version was a combination of carbon fiber and plush leathers and suede that was the pinnacle of luxury performance footwear. To modernize this concept I focused on creating a chassis that reacts to the foots movement during play. The setup is created out of two layers of Foamposite, a structural layer and an a adaptive layer. The structural layer becomes the footbed of the shoe incorporating both Zoom Air and a carbon fiber shank plate. While the adaptive layer, is formed to flex and support the heel and midfoot zones during cutting and high torqueing movements. The upper is engineered from a ballistic nylon that is highly supportive yet flexible and lightweight. The upper also features registered airflow zones to allow for heat to escape the foot and keep it cool.