Winging It: A Closer Look At The Air Jordan Poster Collection
By Juan Martinez -Mar 1, 2016
“It’s all in the imagination” are the final lines of that classic Air Jordan 2 commercial featuring the beautiful rock-a-bye-baby dunk that MJ made famous. Imagination is also used in the “Wing It” poster that would serve as the inspiration for the eponymous new Air Jordan 2 colorway that is dropping this weekend. The greatness of Michael Jordan and the Air Jordan line is that we rarely have to imagine for too long because either MJ pulled off whatever crazy move we were thinking of in our minds or Jordan Brand is already in the lab thinking of different ways to breathe new life into these iconic silhouettes. This year has already seen the release of different “packed” takes on retros like the Alternate and the Dunk From Above collections, and the Air Jordan 2 Wing It is the second half of the Poster collection, alongside the Air Jordan 12 The Master.
As it turns out, there is a common thread between the two posters, and in turn, the two sneakers, and that they both revel in what is possible. You know, imagination. The Wing It poster actually a leaves lot to the imagination because all you see are the shoes. Who knows what amazing contortion of his body MJ put himself through to make that pose with the sneakers happen? Meanwhile, the Air Jordan 12 The Master is an older, wiser take on His Airness but the implication is still the same: he might not have the same athleticism in 1997 like he did in 1987 but you can still imagine him doing just about anything to blow by his opponent in that position.
Enjoy this quick look at the Air Jordan Poster Collection, featuring both the Air Jordan 2 Wing It dropping this weekend (so follow our launch page for all the news) and the Air Jordan 12 The Master.