New Orleans Pelicans star Zion Williamson’s passion for manga/anime is an open secret, so much so that he pushed Jordan Brand to partner with the Naruto franchise to bring the pack to life. naruto x Jordan Zion 1 MS.
The pack includes three pairs inspired by “Zion and Naruto’s parallel paths of overcoming adversity.”
Naruto x Jordan Zion 1 SP “Six Paths Sage”
The first pair, Naruto x Jordan Zion 1 SP “Six Paths Sage”, is a colorway inspired by Naruto himself. The silhouette takes up the color palette of the character, namely yellow and orange which cover the entire upper as well as the midsoles as well as the outer ones. Black touches bring contrast, especially on the collar, lining, tongue, laces as well as geometric patterns that appear here and there. On the heels, we notice the symbols “Six Paths Sage Mode”, completed by a black heel-tab.
Naruto x Jordan Zion 1 SP “Madara Six Paths”
The Naruto x Jordan Zion 1 SP “Madara Six Paths” is the second pair and is dedicated to Madara, the legendary leader of the Uchiha clan. It is distinguished by its more discreet palette, black and white, which plays on the asymmetry of colors – each shoe acting as the opposite of the other. Red accents punctuate the design, notably on the eyelets, the mini Jumpman on the front of the shoe and on the Rinnegan symbol on the tongue. The graphic prints on the insoles also play on the dissimilarity since on one side we have a white Jumpman on a black sole and on the other a Rinnegan printed black on white.
Naruto x Jordan Zion 1 SP “Kurama Rage”
And finally, the last pair is dedicated to Kurama, also known as Kyûbi, the nine-tailed fox demon locked in Naruto’s body. The Naruto x Jordan Zion 1 SP “Kurama Rage” sits on a black base, which is exposed with fiery red hits that are also found on the outsole. The dynamic pattern around the heel nods to Naruto’s transformation into the Nine-Tailed Fox.
The package Jordan Zion 1 x Naruto should land very soon, so stay tuned to Essential Homme for more details.