We've known that Jordan Brand was planning on celebrating Chinese New Year with a Retro V low for awhile now, but now we have the official release information and details on the design. While previous "Chinese New Year" models used that year's animal as the design focus, this sneaker uses a kite as its inspiration.
Jordan Brand's decision to use a kite for this year's inspiration is rooted in the symbolic meaning that kites represent to Chinese culture, which is a sign of good luck and well wishes. This colorful design which is featured on the insole, tongue, and heel showcases artwork inspired by kites, fighter jets, and a basketball court, which perfectly ties together the theme to the sneaker's history.
This sneaker will release on Jan. 23, at jordan.com.