IT'S LIGHT WORK.
Since 1985, Jordan Brand has always done things that have never been seen before. Almost forty years later, Jordan continues to bring new light to the game with international athletes that are redefining the blueprint once again. Beaming with talent, it’s about the shine within that makes the new faces of the game radiant on the court. Drawing inspiration from ultraviolet rays, the Air Jordan XXXVI "First Light" celebrates the future of Jordan, the ones who will brighten the way for the next generation of global superstars all across the world.
A minimal but durable Jacquard Leno-Weave upper paired with a dynamic flexible tongue provides a lightweight fit and plush comfort.
Light Feel, Big Energy
A full-length Zoom Air Strobel unit is stitched directly to the upper, sitting right under your foot to minimize weight. An energy-returning Zoom Air unit is stacked underneath the forefoot to add an extra burst of responsiveness off the dribble.
A multidirectional outsole pattern provides stop-and-go traction for players who stay on their toes and use quickness to get to their spots.
Secure for Takeoff
A 2-loop band system paired with high sidewalls provides side-to-side stability, whether you're cutting off the ball on defense or taking off to finish on offense.
A hollowed-out section between the outsole and midsole helps reduce weight and exposes the shoe's stabilizing shank (a piece of durable plastic that helps keep the shoe from twisting). A dynamic, flexible tongue includes targeted padding over the top to ease lace pressure and to provide plush comfort without added weight.
Microfiber around the collar
LIGHTER, FURTHER, FLYER
The Air Jordan XXXVI isn't just the next up in the iconic franchise; it's an expression of the drive and energy that sparked a basketball revolution. It's one of the lightest Air Jordan game shoes to date, featuring a minimal but durable Jacquard Leno-Weave upper reinforced with a TPU ribbon. It also comes equipped with a full-length Zoom Air Strobel unit stitched directly to the upper, stacked with a Zoom Air unit underneath the forefoot, providing a sensation of energy return and elite responsiveness. Step on the court with the confidence that whatever you do—it's light work.
IT'S LIGHT WORK.