During the 1999-2000 NBA season, newly-traded Charlotte Hornets star Eddie Jones was in a transitional period; Brand Jordan was Jordan-less after MJ’s second short-lived retirement, and Jones himself was getting used to the new squad after that infamous 1998-99 league lockout resulted in him being traded from the L.A. Lakers. Throughout it all, the NBA All-Star had something special to keep him moving forward on the court: his unofficial signature sneaker, the Jumpman Swift 6. Now, the shoe is finally making its first-ever retro return for 2019 as the newly-rebranded Jordan Jumpman Swift.
The shoe notably bore a resemblance to the Air Jordan 15, Jordan’s first post-retirement signature shoe released around the same time, and even included Jones’ “ej” logo. This iteration loses the signature insignia, reintroducing the silhouette as a general basketball shoe that the wearer can claim as their own. All the classic specs are still in place otherwise, including Nike Air technology in the forefoot and heel, midfoot zip closure, snug-fit inner bootie and a premium upper constructed from leather, synthetic and textile materials. As this is one of the few Team Jordan releases that’s been burning a hole in the vault for two decades now, this is one drop that is highly welcomed from those that remember and the many seeing this shoe for the first time as well.
The Jordan Jumpman Swift is available right now for $140 USD online and at select JB retailers. See it from a few more angles below: