Air Jordan 20 “Midwest” 2005 release
The Air Jordan 20 Original (OG) Midwest (Varsity Red / White – Black) were released on July 1, 2005, They feature a red nubuck upper with engraved laser etchings throughout, along with a white midfoot strap and midsole. They were released as part of a regional pack, and dubbed the “Midwests” as they were only released in that region. The Air Jordan 20 was designed by original Jordan Brand mastermind Tinker Hatfield, to celebrate 20 years of accomplishments by the great Michael Jordan, the greatest player the NBA has ever seen. The concept behind these are an expensive trumpet (musical instrument), racing boots, and motorcycle tires. The XX is truly unique, in that it has a revolutionary cushioning technology called Independent Podular Suspension (IPS) system, as well as a free – floating ankle strap. Other technical specifications include leather, patent leather or nubuck uppers with laser-etched highlights, a phylon midsole supporting twenty I.P.S.(Independent Podular Suspension) “pods” on the outsole, and an internal shank plate in the midfoot area.