Jordan Brand has officially unveiled the 2nd signature sneaker of NBA star Luka Doncic, the Jordan Luka 2. Luka Doncic has a playing style that’s one of a kind: He’s always under control, quick to separate from his defender, and possesses a court vision that allows him to see the play before it happens. The Jordan design team has studied him closely to evolve the second installment of his signature shoe, the Luka 2. Through a highly collaborative process, Jordan Brand designed the Luka 2 to meet the needs of Doncic as well as the needs of the next generation.
The goal of the design process was to study his multidirectional play in hunting down space, maximize those movements, and help create separation through the shoe’s technology. The shoe is created with the step-back in mind, embracing one of the key moves that epitomizes Doncic’s game.
To help Doncic create space on the court, designers evolved the combination of full-length Formula 23 and the IsoPlate — both Jordan-only innovations. These features work together with a medial wedge of Cushlon 3.0 foam to help keep the foot at a proper banking angle, which helps the player efficiently push off their forefoot.
The midsole is comprised of four parts. The Formula 23 foam rests directly underneath the foot, surrounded by a firm foam carrier. A soft foam wedge on the medial side helps the foot sink in slightly so it sits at a proper angle for pushing off the court. Finally, the latest version of the IsoPlate raises the lateral sidewall against the carrier foam to help keep the player on balance during lateral changes of direction.
The Jordan Luka 2 launches with the “Luk.AI” colorway on July 5th for select Nike Members and July 11th on Jordan.com and at select retailers globally. Other releases includes the “Quai 54” pair arriving July 8th, followed by the “Nebula” colorway on July 27th, the “Matador” makeup on August 3rd, and the “Lake Bled” on September 14th in an homage to Slovenia’s Lake Bled in the Julian Alps.
Here’s your reminder that the Air Jordan 1 Low OG Black Cement releases on June 24th.