At this point in our lives, it is almost impossible to see the colours black and yellow without Bruce Lee’s legendary jumpsuit from Game of Death coming to mind. These stunning Air Jordan 35 “Dynasties” have two unique and meaningful inspirations; you deserve to be reminded of their existence.
First, let’s look at these fabulous sneakers and then talk about some of their meaningful inspiration. Starting from the bottom, we see a stunning semi-translucent teal coating on the entire outsole, a perfect light complement to the black-speckled arch that lets you see through the sneakers.
Next, we see a bright yellow midsole, separated by that same black arch moving up into the patterned golden-yellow upper. The golden-yellow is repeated with the mesh-type design that follows the arch on both the lateral and medial sides.
The intricate Eastern-inspired pattern of the upper is repeated on the black toe box, flowing all the way up the tongue, smattered with a touch of red near the base of the laces and the Jumpman logo on the tongue label.
The name of the sneakers, “Dynasties”, eludes to its Eastern inspiration, while the patterning throughout the sneakers is out of respect for the Chinese emperor and as a symbol of power that the Chinese Dynasty has had throughout the centuries.
The teal (some would describe it as jade) outsole represents good fortune. It is used on the outsole to represent that each step you take is a step towards more excellent fortune in your life.
These sneakers were released as part of the 600th-anniversary celebration of the completion of the Forbidden City, one of the most beautiful palaces in the world where both the Ming and Qing dynasties ruled from in Beijing.
Whether it was initially intended or not, the inclusion of the black and yellow on the sneakers can’t help but seem like it is inspired by Bruce Lee, which is fitting, as he is known for being one of the best and most well-known Chinese martial arts actors in the world.
Bruce Lee’s Game of Death was tragically his last film project, as he passed while making this film, leaving it forever incomplete. His yellow and black jumpsuit became iconic from that day, leading many to associate the colours with a homage to him, including these sneakers.
With clear elements connected to China, and colours representing one of the greatest Chinese film martial artists ever known, they are a beautiful and respectful homage to Bruce Lee while still being stunning and having beautiful meaning regarding Chinese and Eastern culture.
These gorgeous sneakers were released on the 16th of December, 2022. Still, thankfully they are relatively easy to get your hands on today as long as you know where to look.
Did you forget these beautiful Bruce Lee and Chinese-inspired Air Jordan 35 “Dynasties” sneakers?