As 2023 unfolds, A Ma Maniere continues tantalising sneaker enthusiasts with their sizzling collaborations with the Jordan Brand. Anticipation is ripe for the forthcoming women’s exclusive Air Jordan 5 “Diffused Blue”. Yet, in a delightful surprise, A Ma Maniere has crowned us with a golden opportunity to snag yet another sold-out gem in their collection – the A Ma Maniere x Jordan Air Ship SP “Summit White/Black”.
If you were among those sneakerheads who missed the initial release back in August, fear not; a second chance awaits! As preparation for this second opportunity, let’s remind ourselves of the masterful artistry employed in this ardent collaboration.
This A Ma Maniere x Jordan Air Ship SP colourway features a sleek colour scheme of “Black” and “Summit White” across its smooth leather upper. The sneaker flaunts a white leather base with matching overlays, while the shoe’s black highlights stem from the Nubuck collar and Nike Swoosh adorning the side panels. Enticing black accents also feature on the co-branded tongue label and the heels, which bear the retailer’s branding on the left and Nike Air on the right.
The nylon tongue then sports an aged, discoloured look — perfectly syncing with the vintage rubber midsole. These weathered accents can also be found throughout the sneaker design, adding to its overall retro aesthetic. Finishing off the look is a black rubber outsole that boasts an ash-like effect underfoot.
But it’s not just about the shoe. True to the signature elements of A Ma Maniere’s collaborations, each pair struts in with detachable metallic silver charms. Adding an extra dash of exclusivity, they’re all housed in a custom co-branded box.
Of course, each collaboration between A Ma Maniere and the Jordan brand carries a profound significance. Drawing parallels between A Ma Maniere’s dedication to amplifying poignant stories and the legendary silhouette’s origin, the A Ma Maniere x Jordan Air Ship pays homage to the relentless struggle of the Black and Brown community. It underscores the community’s resilience against doubt, adversity and systemic challenges, where recognition and validation come at the steep price of unrivalled hard work, largely undertaken in silence and anonymity. With its striking design and powerful symbolism, the A Ma Maniere x Jordan Air Ship is a sneaker collector’s dream.
If you failed to secure the iconic A Ma Maniere x Jordan Air Ship SP “Summit White/Black” during its first release, worry not. The chance to seize this pair returns on October 21st via a-ma-maniere.com and in-store at The Whitaker Group outlets.
This extremely desirable black colourway wasn’t as limited during the initial release as its blue counterpart. However, it still flew off the shelves briefly after launch. In a fair move, A Ma Maniere and The Whitaker Group have decided to re-stock these coveted sneakers on October 21st, giving true sneaker enthusiasts another chance to own a pair without paying exorbitant resale prices.
Make sure to mark your calendars and be ready to secure your own pair, either online or in-store. Until then, don’t forget to follow us for more sneaker drops and reviews.
Will you seize the opportunity to secure a pair of A Ma Maniere x Jordan Air Ship sneakers on October 21st?