XX8 Days of Flight: Air Jordan XIX

February 8, 2013 | 3

air jordan xix

Today for the XX8 Days of Flight countdown, we are at the Air Jordan XIX model.

Crafted for unrivaled performance, the incorporation of tech flex and a phylon midsole make the XIX one of the most flexible and lightweight Air Jordans ever.

Whenever the Air Jordan XIX is mentioned, the story covered through JB’s History of Flight about marketing the sneaker with snakes comes to mind. The marketing team wanted to advertise the XIX in correspondance with snakes which made Michael Jordan uncomfortable. Jordan had this to say about the event:

“I will never do anything that isn’t authentic or representative of me. So there was no way I was going to agree to any ads that had any relationship to snakes, which is what they wanted me to do for the Jordan XIX. I’m scared of snakes. I can’t even watch them on television. If anybody drops a snake near me, somebody’s going to get hurt.”

Sure, it may not deal with the look or functioning of the sneaker but it’s one of the oddities surrounding the XIX.

What is your favorite Air Jordan XIX colorway?

Jordan Brand is celebrating XX8 Days Of Flight and today is all about the Air Jordan XIX. Tag your photos on Instagram with #XX8DaysOfFlight and you might see yourself on ajxx8.com.

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Comments (3)

  1. SoleAmbition23

    Never owned a pair of 19′s. And I’m glad I didn’t!

  2. JB

    Never liked these

  3. Justin

    Easily my least favorite J’s. I’ve always thought these looked like the illegitimate child of 16′s and 18′s. #TestTubeBaby

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