Naruto fan and professional basketball player Zion Williamson is collaborating with Nike’s Jordan Brand to produce a line of shoes and apparel based on Naruto characters. Jordan Brand revealed the look of the Naruto x Jordan Zion Collection on April 26, 2022. The collection itself debuts on Nike’s website and select retailers on May 11, 2022. [Thanks, Modern Notoriety!]
The star items of the Naruto x Jordan Zion Collection are the Zion 1 shoes. The shoes are available in three colorways, with a fourth promotional shoe model available in one colorway. Each pair of shoes with a scheduled release is priced at USD $130.
The “Kyuubi” colorway is inspired by the Nine-Tails Sage Mode form of Naruto. Clad in orange and yellow, Naruto uses this mode to harness the ultimate power of the Tailed Beast living within him. It releases on May 11, 2022.
The “Madara Six Paths” colorway uses an asymmetrical black-and-white pattern and a Rinne Sharingan pattern on the tongues to evoke the design of Madara Uchiha’s Six Paths form. It releases on May 18, 2022.
There’s also a “Nine Tails” colorway for the Naruto x Jordan Zion 1 shoe, inspired by the visual effect used to depict the chakra of Kurama, the Nine-Tailed Beast living inside Naruto. It releases on May 18, 2022.
Finally, a promo shoe based on the Jordan Air 200E sports the “Jonin” design. Named after the top rank achievable by a ninja, the Jonin shoe is based on the visuals of Naruto‘s experienced ninja characters, and bears Konoha Village’s logo on the heel. It doesn’t have a release scheduled.
Besides the Naruto x Jordan Zion 1 shoes, the collection also stocks apparel. These include a sweatsuit patterned after Naruto’s outfit in Naruto Shippuden, and a long-sleeved t-shirt inspired by his Nine-Tails Chakra form. Other items use combinations of the line’s logos and Naruto character art, as well. The apparel items release on May 11, 2022.
The Naruto x Jordan Zion collection launches on May 11, 2022 and May 18, 2022. The Naruto TV series is available to view on streaming services like Crunchyroll and Netflix. The manga is published in English by Viz Media. Zion Williamson plays for the New Orleans Pelicans NBA team.