UNC basketball debuts new colorway of Jordan Luka 2 ‘Origin Story’

Being an athlete at North Carolina has its perks with the Jordan Brand sponsorship. Over the years, we have seen some awesome Air Jordan shoes being sported by programs including the basketball team.

And on Saturday against Syracuse, North Carolina debuted a special pair of the Jordan Luka 2.

Jordan Brand and North Carolina combined to create a special colorway of the Luka 2 and while it’s green, it pays homage to North Carolina. The shoe is dubbed “Origin Story” and is exactly what it sounds like. This model pays homage to North Carolina’s turpentine industry and the concept of pine sap and needles being stuck to the shoes worn by its workers

That’s why it is dressed in a green colorway rather than the traditional Carolina Blue that the team wears. There is UNC branding on the tongue both on the front and inside the shoe:

While the shoe has made its debut on the court, it looks like that’s the only place you will see these. These are player editions, meaning they will not be available to the public for a release.

Instead, you can check out the Jordan Luka 2 in other colorways on Nike’s official shop.

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