With the release of the Off-White x Air Jordan 2 Retro Low SP ‘Black Varsity Royal’, a relatively unheralded silhouette gets the Virgil Abloh treatment. The low-top carries a black leather upper with a tonal lizard-textured overlay and contrasting royal blue accents. They land on the molded heel panel, midfoot piping and exposed-foam tongue, featuring the Jordan Wings logo for an OG touch. Michael Jordan’s signature is scrawled across the lateral side, while Abloh leaves his mark with a plastic zip tie, medial-side Helvetica text and ‘SHOELACES’ printed on the laces. Faux cracking on the midsole gives the shoe an aged, distressed aesthetic.
The Off-White x Air Jordan 2 Retro Low SP ‘White Varsity Red’ delivers Virgil Abloh’s take on the retro silhouette originally released in 1986. This pair replicates the look of the OG ‘White/Red’ colorway, featuring a white leather upper with red piping and a matching red heel overlay. Abloh’s signature touches are present and accounted for, including a plastic zip tie, Helvetica text on the medial side panel, and exposed foam on the collar and tongue. On the lateral side, Michael Jordan’s signature is scrawled across a textured lizard-inspired overlay. The low-top is mounted on a pre-yellowed midsole with cracked sidewalls that simulate the sort of crumbling that commonly besets vintage sneakers.