Harkening back to memorable mid-cut AJ1s from the early ’00s with its alternate build, the “Signal Blue” uses patent leather on its bright blue mudguard, eyestays, heels and collar flaps. The nylon throat is done up in blue as well, and standard white leather graces toeboxes, quarter panels and collars alike.
Black appears on all the branded accents, namely the patent midfoot Swoosh, the stamped ball-and-wings logo on the collar and the Jumpman badge on the tongue. Contrasting piping and stitching plays a big part in the design as well: each of the upper’s overlays is rimmed by thick, cartoon-like black trim and the Swoosh is secured with blue contrast stitches. Black laces, white midsoles and black outsoles finalize the look.