Maya Moore, Aleali May to release two new Jordans on December 22

Photo Credit -- Coveteur

If anyone is thinking of any last-minute items to get for someone this Christmas, a pair of new kicks may just do the trick.

Stylist Aleali May has collaborated with Jordan Brand before. Now, she has teamed up with the Minnesota Lynx’s Maya Moore for a pair of new sneakers – the Aleali May x Air Jordan 1 Court Lux High Top OG’s as well as the Maya Moore x Air Jordan Court Lux.

Both sneakers will drop in North America on December 22nd – just three days prior to Christmas Day. They will also debut globally on the 15th.

Moore’s design also includes a 3:23 on the pull heel tab – that denotes her favorite Bible verse which is Colossians 3:23.

I leave the Bible verse Colossians 3:23 at the end of my autographs. It’s a verse that’s a reminder of my motivation – that I’m doing everything ultimately and unto the Lord, and it just keeps me grounded, keeps me focused, keeps me motivated and I love sharing that with people. So how cool to be able to leave a piece of me on the 10s.

–Maya Moore via Coveteur

Both designs feature very vibrant colors for the suede panel – including red, blue, pink, and purple.

You know, Aleali had a lot to do with the materials and the colors, so I think it’s got a softness to it but it’s also got kind of a classic feel as well. It’s vibrant, which I feel like fits me so well and it’s a cool looking shoe. After you finish working hard on something, you want it to be cool and I think that absolutely got accomplished. I appreciate comfort since I’m on my feet for a living, so something that is wearable and will be comfortable for any sized foot is important.

–Maya Moore via Coveteur

May says that the Jordan 1’s are a pair one can sport to any occasion – from Rucker Park to New York Fashion Week.

Jordan 1’s are kind of what I’m known for. As far as pairing high-end fashion with street wear, I’ve always loved the 1 silhouette. I’d wear this pair to a fashion show or you can wear this in the street every day. I think the silhouette definitely fits any time of style and there’s such a broad range for you to really dress something up.


–Aleali May via Coveteur

This [shoe] is really just highlighting the collaboration between two amazing people coming from different worlds and trying to be the Jordan of our scenes, whether it’s fashion or on the court. We took a lot of our favorite colors and mixed materials to give you that high-end and street collaboration. I think it’s really something that not only girls are going to like, but also men are going to like too.

In addition to the hype surrounding the release dates, readers certainly wanted to know if the four-time WNBA champion may have shown May a move or two. She would be learning from one of the best at her craft, of course.

Not intentionally! She might have picked some things up through observation, but I haven’t. We’ve been trying to stay on schedule here, but if there’s enough time I might teach her a proper shooting technique if she wants it.

–Maya Moore via Coveteur

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