Either athletic innovation or retro flair is at the heart of everything Jordan Brand does, but the Jumpman’s Delta Breathe combines a little bit of both. A modern-day lifestyle silhouette first debuted in summer 2020, the Delta Breathe has now surfaced in a warm-toned “Terra Blush” makeup that seems to be looking to the balmy days ahead.
Where the Delta Breathe differs from its Delta SP counterpart is the upper, which uses translucent TPE instead of solid mesh and nylon. Here, this see-through style supplies a variety of tints — light brown on the toe bumper and around the collar, soft pink on the forefoot overlay and tongue — while remaining clear on the toebox, throat and quarter panels.
Soft tan graces the eyestays and midfoot Swoosh, the latter of which serves a unique layered effect by winding its way both above and below the upper’s shell. Light olive green suede overlays add structure to the heel and are equipped with a modern-day take on classic ball-and-wings branding, a mark that first appeared on the Air Jordan 1 all the way back in 1985. Large text graphics coat each throat, and black heel/tongue tabs aid with entry and removal. A finishing touch is provided by the React midsole and rubber outsole, which shift between blush pink and icy pink for a tonal contrast.
The Jordan Delta Breathe “Terra Blush” will release on Nike SNKRS March 3, and is priced at $130 USD.