- The Luka 2 is created with nonlinear movements in mind, highlighting Luka Doncic’s crafty game and his talent for creating separation. Doncic continually mentioned “balance” as what he needed in a shoe to keep him locked in.
- To help create space on the court, designers evolved the combined use of full-length Formula 23 and the IsoPlate — both Jordan-only innovations — that work together with a new medial Cushlon 3.0 wedge foam to help keep the foot in control.
- A Luka 2 colorway with at least 20 percent recycled material by weight will release each season, each inspired by his home country of Slovenia.
Luka Doncic has a playing style that’s one of a kind: He’s always under control, quick to separate from his defender, and possesses a court vision that allows him to see the play before it happens. The Jordan design team has studied him closely to evolve the second installment of his signature shoe, the Luka 2. Through a highly collaborative process, Jordan Brand designed the Luka 2 to meet the needs of Doncic as well as the needs of the next generation.
The goal of the design process was to study his multidirectional play in hunting down space, maximize those movements, and help create separation through the shoe’s technology. The shoe is created with the step-back in mind, embracing one of the key moves that epitomizes Doncic’s game.
To help Doncic create space on the court, designers evolved the combination of full-length Formula 23 and the IsoPlate — both Jordan-only innovations. These features work together with a medial wedge of Cushlon 3.0 foam to help keep the foot at a proper banking angle, which helps the player efficiently push off their forefoot.
The midsole is comprised of four parts. The Formula 23 foam rests directly underneath the foot, surrounded by a firm foam carrier. A soft foam wedge on the medial side helps the foot sink in slightly so it sits at a proper angle for pushing off the court. Finally, the latest version of the IsoPlate raises the lateral sidewall against the carrier foam to help keep the player on balance during lateral changes of direction.
The Luka 2 releases in the Luk.AI colorway July 5 for select Nike Members globally and July 11 on Jordan.com and at select retailers.