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Introduction to the
Air Jordan 32

Jordan 32 All Star

Designed by Tate Kuerbis and released in 2017, the Air Jordan 32 is a modern reboot of the Air Jordan 2 sneakers from the 1980s—similar to how the Air Jordan 31 drew its design cues from the original AJ 1. The Air Jordan XXXII takes a comparable approach to the luxuriousness and Italian flair that the Jordan 2 did, but repackaged with new materials and tech to deliver a high-performance and stylish basketball sneaker.

The Air Jordan 32 was the first to launch with both mid and low versions right out of the gate rather than adding the Lows the following year. Not only does the XXXII lineup include popular colorways like black and red “Bred” but it also serves to highlight Michael Jordan’s incredible career with models such as “Last Shot,” “Win like 96” and “Like Mike.”

Air Jordan XXXII History and Inspiration

The 1980’s Air Jordan 2 was an Italian-made sneaker crafted from premium leather and accented with faux iguana skin detailing. It was billed as a luxury sneaker and had a premium price to match. The AJ 2 also dropped the Nike Swoosh in favor of just the Air Jordan Wings logo prominently placed on the tongue.

Fast-forward three decades and Jordan Brand followed a similar tactic when developing the Air Jordan XXXII by emphasizing premium materials and stylish accents. Plus, with borrowed elements such as the Wings logo and molded external heel counter, along with a similar silhouette, the Jordan 2 clearly informed the design language of the Jordan 32.

Jordan 32

Dubbed “Rosso Corsa” (Italian for Racing Red) to emphasize the shoe’s Italian roots, the first Air Jordan 32 colorway released in September was predominately red with black accents. The fan-favorite black and red (aka Bred) colorway quickly followed on October 18, which is known as MJ Day to commemorate the day the NBA banned the first Air Jordan in 1985. A first in Jordan Brand’s history, the Bred (aka Banned or MJ Day) colorway was offered in both Jordan 32 mid and Jordan 32 low styles upon its debut. Since then, Jordan Brand has released dozens of Air Jordan 32 colorways, many of them associated with important milestones throughout Michael Jordan’s career.

Timeline of Air Jordan XXXII Releases

October – Air Jordan XXXII MJ Day and Boardroom, Air Jordan XXXII Low MJ Day
November – Air Jordan XXXII Low UNC Win Like 82, Air Jordan XXXII Russ and PK80
December – Air Jordan XXXII Low Chicago Win Like 96 and Like Mike Gatorade
January – Air Jordan XXXII MVP Air Jordan XXXII Low Camo
February – Air Jordan XXXII Chinese New Year and NRG; Air Jordan XXXII Low Free Throw Line
March – Air Jordan XXXII UNC and Pure Platinum; Air Jordan XXXII Low Michigan
April – Air Jordan XXXII Black Cat
May – Air Jordan XXXII Low Gordon St
July – Air Jordan XXXII Finale
September – Air Jordan XXXII Low Golden Harvest

Air Jordan 32 Design: Construction and Colorways

Thanks to the Flyknit upper, the AJ 32s are the lightest and most flexible Jordan sneakers to date. Nike Flyknit boasts a powerful combination of flexibility and structure, which makes the Jordan XXXIIs a high-performance basketball shoe. Yet, these stylish shoes also include striking details like leather or suede molded heel counters and collars embellished with prominent ribbing.

With the exception of some special and limited edition colorways, all Jordan 32s have the following design details:

  • Nike Flyknit upper with high-tenacity yarn for stretch, support and lockdown
  • Segmented heel and forefoot Unlocked Zoom Air units
  • FlightSpeed tech that unleashes energy from the Zoom Air units for an explosive bounce
  • Herringbone traction on the outsole
  • Air Jordan Wings logo on the tongue
  • Jumpman logo on the midsole

The best way to keep Flyknit looking as fresh as possible is to clean the shoes as soon as they get dirty, to avoid any permanent stains. Cleaning the Flyknit surface with a soft cloth dipped in a mild soap and water solution should do the trick. If the shoes are heavily soiled you can also use a soft brush. However, make sure not to apply too much pressure when cleaning Flyknit to avoid snagging the yarn.

Popular Air Jordan XXXII Colorways:

Rosso Corsa: University Red/Black with “Bellissimo” on a tag inside the tongue

Jordan 32 Rosso Corsa

MJ Day (aka Bred or Banned): Black/University Red with “Banned” on a tag inside the tongue

Jordan 32 Chinese New Year

Black Cat: Black/Metallic Silver with “Black Cat” on a tag inside the tongue

Air Jordan 32 Pe-veterans Day

MVP (aka Black Cement): Black/University Red/Wolf Grey with “MVP” on a tag inside the tongue to celebrate MJ’s first NBA MVP award in 1988

Jordan 32 Platinum

Low Last Shot: Black/Varsity Red with Ferrari style Jumpman logo on the tongue, Wings logo on the heel and “06.14.98” on a tag inside the tongue to mark MJ’s winning shot to claim his 6th championship

Jordan 32 Low

Russ (aka Russell Westbrook OKC): Photo Blue/Team Orange/Metallic silver with “Why Not” on a tag inside the tongue

Jordan 32 Blue

Low Like Mike (aka Gatorade): White/Orange Horizon/Black with “Be Like Mike” on a tag inside the tongue inspired by the 1991 Gatorade MJ campaign

Jordan 32 Gatorade

Price, Value and Collectability of the Air Jordan 32

Aside from a few special releases, the majority of Air Jordan 32s retailed for $185 while the Air Jordan 32 Low retailed for $160. The limited-edition Air Jordan 32 Italy NRG, which swaps out Flyknit for white premium leather, retailed for $200 and only 322 examples were made. The Air Jordan 32 Chinese New Year, which features firework and floral embroidery on the predominately black sneaker also retailed for $200.

Although some Jordan 32 shoes for sale in the secondary market can be found for less than their retail prices, popular colorways frequently sell above $300. Some of the Air Jordan 32s that command the highest resale values right now include the NRG, Rosso Corsa, Bred/Banned/MJ Day and Like Mike Gatorade.

Air Jordan 32 SE

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