AIR JORDAN XXI - Released 2006
Designer D’wayne Edwards was called upon to design the luxurious Air Jordan XXI. It featured a full grain leather upper, a diamond quilted inner bootie, grille-like lower foot vents and a molded heel counter. The shoe also came with a cipher message that could only be seen under a blacklight.
From first glance, the Air Jordan XXI is recognized as an item of luxury. Even at the core, comfort was a defining AJ XXI characteristic — but in no way was performance sacrificed. An Independent Podular System let players choose between Zoom and Encapsulated Air. Other features included a seamless inner-sleeve for comfort and a carbon fiber shank plate for lightweight support.