PE Watch: Zion Williamson
Follow the kicks he’s wearing this season.
Fresh off of signing to Jordan Brand, Zion Williamson was announced as one of the faces of the Air Jordan XXXIV and starred in the UNITE film series. For the 2019-2020 season, he’s repped the new game shoe in exclusive player edition (PE) styles. Of the AJXXXIV, Zion says: “When you put on some Jordans fresh out the box, people know what it is. The 34 delivers on all of that. I felt the benefit of the Eclipse Plate from the moment I put it on. A shoe that has this much technology, while staying minimal, makes a difference in my game, whether I’m flying down the court or dunking.”
Here is an ongoing list of Zion’s PEs, inspired by his family, friends and team colors.
Air Jordan XXXIV “UNITE N.O.” PE
In 2019, Jordan Brand and Zion Williamson did creative workshops with New Orleans youth at Studio Be, founded by artist Brandan “Bmike” Odums. The BeLite logo, printed on the sockliner, represents an art collective that’s part of Studio Be’s non-profit education program, Eternal Seeds. Participants from BeLite contributed to Zion’s Air Jordan XXXIV “UNITE N.O.” PE with a box that includes colorful beads.
Air Jordan XXXIV “Noah”
To thank fans for their continued support, Jordan Brand released limited pairs of the Air Jordan XXXIV “Noah,” a makeup inspired by Zion’s bond with his younger brother, on June 24, 2020. It had a special box that says “To: Zion, From: Noah,” a coloring book and multicolor drawing on the shoes.
Despite their 13-year age difference, Zion and Noah are very close. Fans may remember Noah appearing at the draft in a suit, or on the sidelines of Zion’s AAU games, at just three years old. Noah accompanied Zion when he first visited Nike WHQ, and naturally, the two play basketball together whenever they can.
Zion and Noah in between takes of the UNITE campaign
Air Jordan XXXIV “South Carolina” PE
3/3/20: The Air Jordan XXXIV “South Carolina” PE references Zion’s childhood and high school years in South Carolina.
Air Jordan XXXIV “Pelican” PE
2/28/20: The Air Jordan XXXIV “Pelican” PE has a feather-inspired heel and feet printed onto the insole.
Air Jordan XXXIV “City Uniform” PE
2/2/20: The Air Jordan XXXIV “City Uniform” PE has purple, green and yellow stripes on the heel, in addition to purple laces.
Air Jordan XXXIV “Saints” PE
1/31/20: The Air Jordan XXXIV “Saints” PE has black, white and gold details and fleurs-de-lis on the heels.
Air Jordan XXXIV “Bayou Boys” PE
1/22/20: The Air Jordan XXXIV “Bayou Boys” PE is inspired by New Orleans and has metallic and alligator accents.