The NBA All-Star Weekend culminates not only in a standoff between star East and West Coast players; it typically prompts Nike to drop all-new, special-edition Air Jordans.
This year's model, dubbed the Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG All Star, is an iridescent wonder, with reflective blue rubber on the toe box, heel and panel.
The shoe is in the classic Air Jordan silhouette, bears a conspicuous Jordan Brand logo on the side and comes in a cool colorway of black, white and metallic blue. The outsole likewise has a reflective blue finish.
Perhaps Nike is angling to get some of the NBA's more style-savvy players to wear them when they're down in New Orleans.
In any case, they wil available at select Jordan Brand retailers for $175 beginning February 19.