AIR JORDAN XVIII - Released February 2003
The Jordan XVIII is the brainchild of new Senior Jordan Footwear Designer, Tate Kuebis. The inspiration for this model is said to be a number of things, but primarily a design based on the sleek lines of the racing world and the quality of Italian dress shoes. Mostly, the Air Jordan XVIII is known for its unique accessories, a pull-out opening box and a brush and towel for cleaning the shoes.
Drive the 2003 Air Jordan. A one-piece suede upper, double stack Zoom Air, and the Carbon Comfort control plate all combine to create the ultimate performance shoe built to withstand the demands of the court.
Creator of the design of the Air Jordan XVIII was Tate Kuerbis (Jordan Senior Footwear Designer). A person that had been part of the Air Jordan footwear design team since 1999 and with Nike since 1995. The inspiration of the design is a combination for a number of things; Sleek racing lines of the auto world, Carbon fiber-based monocoque of F1 race cars, Race car driving shoes (rubber heel wrap) and Fine Italian dress shoes (bold stitching on the soles).