As NBA player Jayson Tatum focuses on his Finals clash with the Golden State Warriors, a new Air Jordan 36 “Taco Jay” colorway from his Jordan Brand collection appears to be on the way. The upcoming pair’s hue is a nod to the gamer’s love for Tacos.
The Air Jordan 36 “Taco Jay” sneakers will be released Friday, June 17, 2022 at 10:00 AM EST. Tatum fans looking to purchase these playful Air Jordans can easily pick them up through Nike’s online store as well as affiliate sellers. These bright yellow pairs will retail for $195 a pair.
The Air Jordan 36 Taco Jay Colorway Is Dedicated To Jayson Tatum
The Celtics star player previously revealed that his signature sneaker is in the works, confirming that he will continue to add his flair to newly developed Jordan Brand models like the Air Jordan 34 and Air Jordan 35.
In 2022, he combined his “Taco Jay” love with Air Jordan 36, which was previously seen on the Air Jordan 34 PE, which launched in 2020.
That’s what the label says about design inspiration,
“Jayson Tatum’s favorite food is tacos, which is why he goes by the nickname Taco Jay. Fun taco graphics abound while ‘TACO JAY’ is written on the insole and pull tabs.
The description of the Taco Jay Air Jordan 36 shoe on the brand’s official website reads as follows,
“Prepare for the game by donning your AJs, win the game by channeling the heat of ‘Taco Jay’. The 36th generation Air Jordan celebrates the new superstars who created the game, and this model is all about Jayson Tatum. Fusing tunnel styling with performance technology, the design pays homage to Jay’s intensity on the court and the fiery colors inspired by hot sauce and cheese nod to his after-work food. favorite game.
The pair shines brightly in both concept and color combinations, fueled by Tatum’s penchant for tacos as a post-game family feast. The Air Jordan 36 appears to have a slew of colors, with orange and green accents reflecting various taco flavors. The theme mascot, a grumpy taco with a swoosh on his head, returns to perch dramatically on the lacing unit.
Additional elements include the words “TACO” and “JAY” on the left and right shoes. The insoles of each shoe in the pair are painted different shades and adorned with custom designs. Ultimately, the striking cardboard packaging is decorated with Taco Jay lettering on top and colorful caricatures inside.
To distribute the load, a full-length Zoom Air Strobel device is glued directly to the top, just under the foot. Meanwhile, an energy-returning Zoom Air unit is placed under the forefoot to provide additional agility after the dribble. Edge support is provided by high side panels and a 2-loop band configuration.
Copy these fancy taco shoes on June 17 for $195 via Nike’s e-commerce website.
In related news, Michael Jordan‘s eponymous brand is also preparing to launch its latest Jordan Series “Taco Jay” sneakers, which will be available starting June 17. Priced at $80, these pairs will be released alongside the aforementioned shoes. The Jordan Series and Air Jordan 36 pairs will both be a tribute to Jayson Tatum.