Rui Hachimura's Air Jordan 34 "Heritage" PE Nods To His Roots

Jordan Brand is celebrating Rui Hachimura’s diverse heritage and nodding to a bespoke suit that he wore during the NBA Draft with this new Air Jordan 34 “Heritage” PE. 

Hachimura is a rookie forward for the Washington Wizards, and is the first Japanese-born player to go in the first round of the draft, so the right shoe nods to Japan, while the left pays homage to the African nation of Benin.

Each shoe has engineered mesh uppers with Zoom Air down below paired with an Eclipse Plate that offers support and responsiveness.

The left shoe represents the birthplace of Hachimura’s father Zakari Jabil with colorful African style patterns. The right shoe nods to Hachimura’s Japanese mother Makiko with a pink and light blue accents, along with clouds & cherry blossoms. This half & half style was inspired by the half-and-half lined suit that Hachimura wore at the NBA Draft.

The outsoles of both pairs come in white and black, and with matching patterns seen through the windows. Other details include kanji-style graphics on tongue and insole, and branding on the heel.

Hachimura’s Air Jordan 34 “Heritage” PE comes packaged in a special box will release on Nike’s Japanese stockists on August 8 for $195 USD.