Jayson Tatum, the rising basketball star, made waves with his debut signature sneaker line, the Jordan Tatum 1, which initially showcased a few unique colourways (Zoo, St. Louis, Barbershop, Denim, Old School, and Pink Lemonade). During his time in Paris, France, where he participated in Jordan’s prestigious Quai 54 tournament, the reigning All-Star MVP tantalized fans with a detailed glimpse of his upcoming Jordan Tatum 1 “Cool Grey” sneaker. Now, it finally has a release date. Get ready to step into the future of basketball footwear, crafted with the essence of Jayson Tatum’s undeniable passion and his deep admiration for Air Jordan sneakers.
As customary with every Jumpman signature athlete, the burning question arose: “Which Air Jordan holds a special place in their heart?” In Jayson Tatum’s case, he passionately revealed his profound attachment to the Air Jordan 11 “Cool Grey.
Now, as we approach the final chapter of Fall 2023, Tatum’s inaugural silhouette proudly pays homage to the iconic colourway that captured his affection. Drawing inspiration from the Air Jordan 11, the Jordan Tatum 1 “Cool Grey” takes on an intriguing dark grey palette, enveloping the majority of its silhouette and diverging from the 11’s patent leather overlay, where the tint beautifully shines through.
The deepened greyscale aesthetic dominates the collar liner, mesh knit upper, and TPU overlays, while pristine white accents gracefully adorn the laces, tread, heel’s Jumpman logo, and Tatum’s embroidered insignia at the tongue.
In a fitting tribute, the synonymous “Cool Grey” hue gracefully graces the nubuck upper tongue and heel’s foxing, completing the harmonious fusion of style and sentiment.
Mark your calendars for the highly anticipated release of the Jordan Tatum 1 “Cool Grey” on December 12, available in a full range of sizes for the entire family, with a modest retail price of $120.
Here’s how Nike’s newsroom description of the sneakers:
“The Tatum 1 was born out of Tatum’s desire to wear a shoe that felt more connected to his foot. Built out of a lightweight, strong TPU frame, the shoe is wrapped by a ground-contact foam that also acts as an integrated traction pattern, with minimal rubber on the toe and ball of the foot for Tatum’s predominantly forefoot game,” the brand state.”