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Jordan Brand + Jordan Carranza Design AJ1 FlyEase

In July 2021, the Jordan Brand was connected with 13-year-old Jordan Carranza through Make-A-Wish®. Carranza, who has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, had a wish to design a shoe that broke down barriers. He selected the Air Jordan 1 Hi FlyEase.

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When Carranza joined the call with Jordan Brand designers in late July, he came prepared with a sketch and a vision.

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“What inspired me to make this shoe is that Nike has always been my favorite brand, and I have always wanted to make a shoe. The reason I made a handicap style is that it shows me that just because you’re disabled doesn’t mean that your dream can’t come true,” said Carranza.

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Once Jordan Brand heard Carranza’s vision, we knew his story needed to be elevated. We decided to take a route that we normally reserve for professional athletes, a PE watch.

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Just like our professional athletes, Carranza is a premier member of our Jordan Brand Family. Our commitment to purpose and the values on which our brand was built should be accessible to all – regardless of ability.


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