Jordan Brand Cozies Up to Black Lights for All-Star Weekend

Written By:  •  Friday, February 8, 2013

The Jordan Brand night vision line gets a bit more “stealth” come All-Star weekend. While the main Nike brand unveiled alienesque designs, the Jordan look features UV ink throughout the shoe upper that illuminates when viewed under black light.

While anchored by Russell Westbrook’s Jordan XX8, released in December, a new colorway of black/white/electric green highlights the concept, but also expect special All-Star designs that include the MELO M9 boasting a glowing outsole and the CP3.VI offering an illuminated Podulon midsole when exposed to black light.


Those two shoes, part of a special Jordan pack that also includes an Air Jordan I and Air Jordan III—all inspired by the Air Jordan XX8—will take center stage on the court in Houston during All-Star weekend Feb. 15-17.

Jordan XX8

The Air Jordan I claims a glowing outsole, laces and Jumpman logo when exposed to black light and the Air Jordan III offers an electric green outsole.

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