The Air Jordan XX1 was designed by D’Wayne Edwards, Jordan Brand’s former Footwear Design Director. For the design of the XX1, Edwards was inspired by automobiles, specifically the Bentley Continental GT coupe. The XX1 also features sophisticated technology, including Independent Podular Suspension, which allows the wearer to customize the shoe’s cushioning by choosing between the increased spring of Encapsulated Air or the slightly stiffer Zoom Air.