The Jordan Series 01 Black Samurai was first previewed at the end of 2021. Close to six months later, Nike has finally given the sneaker an official release date.
The Jordan Series 01 Black Samurai pays tribute to Jordan Brand athlete Rui Hachimura. Born in Japan with Benin heritage, Rui Hachimura grew up with all the challenges that come with living as biracial in a homogeneous culture. When he immigrated to the United States, Rui became inspired by the range of American culture and really began thriving in finding his own identity. Now, through sharing his journey from Japan to America to the league, he wants to empower others to find themselves; find pride and hope within their differences. The Jordan Series “Black Samurai” features Japanese-inspired textured textiles, special insole graphics, and a Black and Gym Red makeup to help connect yourself to Rui’s story.
Retailing for $80, the Jordan Series 01 Black Samurai is set to release on May 23rd at select retailers and Nike SNKRS.
In Jordan Brand news, the Air Jordan 1 High OG Heritage drops next week.