EXCLUSIVE: Counter Kicks brings you 23 detailed shots of a Prototype Air Jordan XX1 in all Red Suede. These early XX1 development samples went under the code name “JORDAN ELEV8” in an attempt to conceal its true identity, as listed on the attached Pou Chen tag. The D’Wayne Edwards designed prototypes feature a very thick mat of red suede, as opposed to the released version Varsity Red XX1. Also seen is an alternate midsole, plastic coated circular grate on the lateral ankle, “23” on the medial ankle, increased width and density carbon fiber spring plate, 4-pod I.P.S. arrangement rather than 5-pod on the production version, and a modified silhouette of the Air Jordan “Wings” logo on the tongue.
Carved into the black rubber outsole, the words “INDEPENDENT PODULAR SUSPENSION” are replaced by “PPG-28.2 RPG-6.5 APG-5.9 SPG-2.39 PTS-2313” – a reference to Michael Jordan’s rookie year ‘84-’85 statistics with the Chicago Bulls. Counter Kicks will be presenting more exclusive Air Jordan Prototypes and Samples in the days and weeks to come. Follow us on Twitter for instant updates on the latest sneaker info.