Spike Lee and Jordan Brand are a partnership that goes back decades. Through his classic run of films in the late 80s, She's Gotta Have It, School Daze and Do the Right Thing, Spike Lee put Jordan Brand on the Hollywood Map, including a scene in Do the Right Thing that encapsulates the Sneakerhead's relationship with his pair of Js, and the length's he'll go to protect them.
Now its 2018, Jordan brand and Spike Lee have cemented a legacy, we have hundreds of provisions to make sure we're protecting our sneakers, and Spike has hooked up again with Jordan Brand on one of his retro mash-ups, the Son of Mars.
The Son of Mars is a hybrid design created in 2012 using spliced features of all the silhouettes publicly advertised by Spike Lee with his Mars Blackmon character. The silhouette takes in features from the Air Jordans III, IV, V, VI, and XX respectively to create another smorgasbord of sneakerhead history, similar to Lee and Jordan Brand's initial creation the Spiz'ike.
Chronologically we begin with Elephant print found on the Air Jordan III, the instantly recognisable pattern found on Nike's most premium models. The Air Jordan IV comes in to play next with it's netting below the laces. The sole is made up of the Air Jordan V and it's homage to the Spitfire with it's 'Teeth' design, as well as accompanying air unit. There's also a feature briding the V to the VI, with the 5 tongue carrying the shared lace lock of both numbered pairs and wrapping around this feature will be high wall support on the ankle as well as it's perforated panelling. Completing the shoe with its statement piece is the strap straight from the XX, laser etched to provide a similar pattern to the elephant print.
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