After getting dispatched quickly by the Houston Rockets, it was obvious the OKC Thunder needed extra firepower. The summer transactions came swiftly as the Thunder acquired Paul George and Carmelo Anthony to team with Russell Westbrook. Soon thereafter, the Jordan XXXII was unveiled with Russ once again the face of the flagship shoe.
The Jordan 32 boasts two large Zoom Air units in the renamed FlightSpeed system to give even more bounce to your step. Flyknit appears on the upper this time around, which is shaped to be both durable while still maintaining flexibility. An internal bootie replaces the heel notches to help lock down your foot within the shoe. Like the XXXI paid homage to the AJ1, this style took the visual elements from the Jordan 2 and modernized it.
Russ wore the Jordan XXXII rather briefly before switching back and forth to past Jordan styles like the 28 and 30.5. Why many saw this as discontent towards the latest Air Jordan performance shoe, Russ was pretty much preparing himself for the next shoe: his signature shoe.