The shoe marks JB and Spike’s third collaboration, following the Jordan Spiz’ike and Jordan Son of Mars.
Tinker Hatfield sketches and the Air Jordan V were the inspirations for the Spike Forty. The shoe also serves as a homage to the contract Spike signed with the New York Knicks in 199o.
As far as technical specifications, the shoe features a “crafted textile” and “molded TPU based” upper while there is Phylon cushioning in the midsole and a heel Zoom Air unit.
The launch colorway is the Knicks flavored tonal orange/game royal (read: blue). Three more colorways will follow over the holiday season included game royal/tonal orange on Nov. 4, white/fire red on Nov. 18 and black/fire red on Dec. 16.
Also, the Spike 40 will be available on Nike ID starting Dec. 1. If you cop at retail, they’ll set you back $180 and they’re available at Jordan.com.
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