Debuted in 1998 as Michael Jordan and his Chicago Bulls were making their way towards a 6th NBA Championship, the “Flint” retroed in 2005 and again in 2010, but to the disappointment of many purists the latter pair lacked hi-vis reflective detailing. However, this 2020 makeup is touted as the most true-to-the original iteration yet.
High-cut uppers are constructed of three major pieces: a supple steel grey suede mudguard and heel, textured blue textile side panels complete with the aforementioned reflective hits and a white leather toebox and throat. A striking catseye badge appears on the lateral collar, a light blue Jumpman logo is embroidered on the tongue and a small black fabric Jordan spellout tag is placed at the bottom of the throat. Midsoles are made of more grey suede and contain a full-foot Zoom Air cushioning setup, with herringbone outsoles, a blue midfoot carbon fiber plate and a final Jumpman jewel completing the look.