Spike Lee aka Mars Blackmon was the OG when it comes to hyping up Air Jordans. The fictional character made its debut in the film, She’s Gotta Have It (1986), played by writer/director Spike Lee. In the film, he is a “Brooklyn-loving” fan of the New York Knicks, sports and Air Jordans. This led to late 1980s and early 1990s appearances in Nike Air Jordan commercials alongside Jordan and Mars becoming well known for his use of the phrase, “It’s gotta be da shoes.”
Today, Spike Lee revealed that he has an upcoming Air Jordan Quickstrike set to release this Friday, June 16th. The photo he shared detailed his iconic Mars Blackmon logo rocking the classic “Brooklyn” bicycle hat.
No official word on which Air Jordan model this release will be, but the teaser image shows a Navy leather colorway. Stay tuned to Sneaker Bar for more updates on this Air Jordan Quickstrike as it develops. For all upcoming Air Jordan releases, be sure to check out our Air Jordan Release Dates page.
UPDATE: The Spike Lee x Air Jordan 1 Retro High Quickstrike will release on June 16th in limited numbers exclusively in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. The retail price tag is set at $160 USD. For more details and photos, click here.