Air Jordan Spiz’ike is without a doubt Jordan Brand’s premier hybrid model, designed in collaboration with esteemed filmmaker Spike Lee. The last time a brand new Spiz’ike iteration was seen was back in July 2016 when a photo of a never-before-seen “Wheat” colorway of the hybrid silhouette was posted on f.hatena.ne.jp. This rendition had suede uppers dressed predominantly in a Tan hue, while its vamp panels were covered in White. Nearly a year later, there is still no news if that sneaker will ever hit the shelves. Fortunately, it seems that sneakerheads will soon be able to cop an Air Jordan Spiz’ike “White Cement” pair.
Coincidentally, there is also an Air Jordan 5 “White Cement” that is all set to join upcoming Air Jordan releases 2017 on August 5th and it will retail at a price of $190. However, that is not the sneaker that the Air Jordan Spiz’ike “White Cement” is drawing inspiration from. In fact, both of these mentioned colorways are actually inspired by the classic Air Jordan 4 OG “White Cement.” Originally released back in 1989, the Air Jordan 4 Retro “White Cement” made its highly awaited comeback on February 13th, 2016, complete with “Nike Air” branding, and it was available for $220.
The reason that there is no doubt that this Air Jordan Spiz’ike colorway is inspired by Air Jordan 4 OG “White Cement” is because it is not the first time this sneaker is arriving at retailers. Jordan Brand first dropped this Spiz’ike iteration back in 2007, so it is actually returning for its 10th anniversary. Resembling the sneaker it draws inspiration from, much like its original version did, its uppers are dressed up in the same combination of Black, Cement Grey, Varsity Red and White. It also features the Air Jordan 3’s elephant print, the Air Jordan 6’s tongues, graphic inner lining, and lace-locks bearing the “Jumpman” branding.
Sneakerheads who were not able to cop a pair of this Spiz’ike colorway 10 years ago are now receiving a second chance. They will simply have to wait until June 20th, 2017 for this Air Jordan Spiz’ike “White Cement” to hit the shelves once again and retail for $160.
Air Jordan Spiz’ike “White Cement”
White/Varsity Red-Cement Grey-Black
Release Date: June 20th, 2017
315371-122 | $160