08/09/08 Jordan Olympia
323096 161 White/Varsity Red/Black/Metallic Gold
The Olympia, designed by Jason Mayden, will release in August for $125 and is also inspired by Italian craftsmanship and features detailed stitch patterns along the toe and at the ankle. The toe stitch pattern was first incorporated onto the Olympia, and then was carried over to the Olympic Retro 6 set to launch in the coming weeks. Just as the Jordan Bâ€™Loyal was inspired by the Jordan VI, the Olympia shares some familar design cues with the Jordan X, such as the striped outsole and large support overlay along the upper. While the Jordan X featured a full-length Air Sole unit, the Olympia improves upon comfort with the use of heel and forefoot Zoom Air for cushioning. Traction is also improved by the use of herringbone insets and a honey-comb like pattern also shared by the Dentro, Esterno and JAQ. For improved fit, a 3/4 length inner sleeve is incorporated along the inner of the shoe.