Jordan designers leveraged Tinker Hatfield’s sketch vault and iconic aspects of the Air Jordan V, the game shoe unveiled in 1990, in creating the Spike Forty. The shoe features a clear outsole, reflective material and lace toggle — all reminiscent of the Air Jordan V — as well as additional details on the lace tips and tongue. The modern, crafted textile and molded TPU based upper represent Jordan DNA, while a phylon midsole with heel unit zoom air adds comfort.
The Air Spike 40 continues the line of Mike’s main man Mars Blackmon, adding to the mash-up Air Jordan models before it, the Spiz’ike and Son of Mars. The shoe draws heavy influence from the Air Jordan 5, featuring a similar silhouette and characteristics from the 1990 Air Jordan like reflective material, a lacelock, and clear detailing on the outsole. On the tech side, the Air Spike 40 will keep you comfortable on or off the court with a Phylon midsole and Zoom Air in the heel.
Jordan Brand launches the Spike Forty, the third silhouette in the Spike Lee Franchise. Following the Jordan Spizike and Jordan Son of Mars, the Spike Forty takes cues from Jordan Brand’s iconic shoe lineage and Lee’s own authentic bond with basketball — signified by a contract signed between the acclaimed filmmaker and his hometown team in 1990.