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New Jayson Tatum Air Jordan “Taco Jays” coming to a store near you soon

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Evidently, they don’t call him “Taco Jay” for no reason. Boston Celtics superstar forward Jayson Tatum has a pair of shoes to reflect the key visual elements of one of his favorite foods and the inspiration of his nickname, an Air Jordan 36 Nitro “Taco Jay” sneaker designed to pay homage to the Americanized iteration of the popular Mexican staple dish in question.

According to Nice Kick’s Joey Park, the new sneaker in question is a reboot of a Tatum personal edition sneaker already released a few years ago, and should be available for you to pick up (if taco-themed kicks are your jam) in a few more weeks on June 17. “The sneaker uses a Citron Pulse upper that is made of leno-weave which makes the upper durable and breathable with the same hue in suede making up the upper half of the sneaker,” writes Park.

“Green and orange accenting is seen throughout, with Tatum’s Taco logo on the lace pocket and insole. Taco Jay is seen on the heel pulltab with the tongue and tongue pulltab seen in green suede to mimic lettuce on a taco.”

For us at least, it meets the level of “so garish it’s actually great,” but we understand if this unusual sneaker is a bit heavy on the eye holes with this extremely vocal colorway.

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