Inspired by gravity-defying athletes and space travel, the new Air Jordan XXXIII was made to change the game of basketball. Thanks to its new FastFit tightening system, the shoe provides optimal lockdown and follows the Air Jordan tradition of boldly bringing the shoe’s innovation to the exterior of the shoe.

Get to know the Holiday 2018 Air Jordan XXXIII colorway inspirations below.

Air Jordan XXXIII Guo Ailun

The China-exclusive colorway is inspired by the brand’s first professional Chinese basketball player, Guo Ailun, and his favorite color, island green. The shoe commemorates Guo with a “G” on the left tongue and Mandarin characters that translate to: “What the mind wants, the body will follow.”

Air Jordan XXXIII “The Future Flight”

This colorway was directly inspired by the same, highly functional astronaut suits that informed the overall Air Jordan XXXIII design. The white nods to the suits themselves, while the red, black and gold reference both the suits’ purposeful color placement (to indicate how things work during take-off) and Jordan’s classic combination of black/red.

Air Jordan XXXIII “Tech Pack”

This colorway was inspired by the high-contrast “Tech Pack” blueprints used to highlight the different zones of a shoe for production. In the case of the Air Jordan XXXIII, each of these zones represents the shoe’s innovation and performance benefits.

Air Jordan XXXIII “Visible Utility”

This colorway was inspired by Nike ACG colorways and vibrant basketball courts. Though it has yellow, pink and red hits, it’s grounded in a neutral beige.

Air Jordan XXXIII “Utility Blackout”

“Utility Blackout” was inspired by the brand’s history of stealth-inspired colorways. With the exception of red stitching and an ice sole, it’s all black and ready to hit the court.


The Air Jordan XXXIII “Future Flight” colorway is available globally starting October 18.

The Guo Ailun colorway is available exclusively in Greater China starting November 11.

The “Tech Pack” colorway is available exclusively in Greater China starting October 1.

The “Visible Utility” colorway is available globally starting November 1.

The “Utility Blackout” colorway is available globally starting November 29.