The Tatum 2 “Vortex” boasts a vibrant palette, including Mint Foam, Lava Glow, Black, Hyper Jade, and Key Lime. The shoe’s design, featuring a mix of mesh, leather, and nubuck, promises both durability and comfort. Tatum’s signature “JT” logo adorns the tongues, with additional branding on the lateral and heel tabs.
What to know Jordan Tatum 2?
Jayson Tatum’s second signature shoe, the Tatum 2, is rooted in the motion and emotion that drives Jordan Brand’s approach to basketball shoe design. The Tatum 2 is designed specifically for the All-League forward’s game and for the needs of the next-up athlete who’s inspired to play like him.
“One quality that Tatum deserves a ton of credit for is his durability,” says Derek Foster, Senior Product Line Manager at Jordan Brand. Foster describes Tatum’s consistency at the top of the league in both games and minutes played as one of his most important traits. This is why the Tatum 2 is made with a full-length Nike Air Strobel unit, which helps cushion impact from explosive movements. Set against a bold look that is meant to project Tatum’s deep inner confidence, the Tatum 2 reflects his effortless playing style on the court as well as his effortless sense of style off the court.
“That’s what the Air Strobel does so well. The smooth heel-to-toe transition is also a key feature of the Air Strobel, which fits with Jayson’s priority to wear a shoe that moves as one with his foot.”
The upper features a series of large foam and textile pods, which are strategically placed around areas of the foot that experience high pressure when playing basketball. The foam frame that surrounds the pods wrap high, helping stabilize the foot during multidirectional movement without limiting mobility or feel.
Underfoot, the outsole, which features a modified herringbone traction pattern, is reductive in weight but with more coverage areas where athletes need it most. The Tatum line remains the lightest in the Jordan Brand performance portfolio.