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Air Jordan 1 Retro "Bred" – 2009 vs. 2013

December 27, 2013 6:38:09 PM PST

The last time Jordan Brand released the iconic Air Jordan 1 "Bred" model it was 2009 and part of the Defining Moments Pack, which also included a Boston Celtics-inspired Air Jordan 1. Although that was only four years ago (many still have a DS pair from that release), the demand is still extremely high for this 2013 version because of several design differences. The major changes include the upper material, tongue tag, and removal of the "Jumpman" logo on the heel. All of these alterations mean the 2013 version is extremely close to the original, which has also made the demand absolutely huge. Check out the sided-by-side pics for a closer look.

Air Jordan 3Lab5 "Infrared"

December 20, 2013 6:34:04 PM PST

There are countless design elements and innovations first introduced on Air Jordan sneakers that are now considered revolutionary for the athletic footwear industry. The extremely limited Air Jordan Elements collection transfers these iconic design features from one Air Jordan to another creating premium and original "mash-up" models. Part of the "Elements" collection, the Air Jordan 3Lab5 "Infrared" has an Air Jordan V base design that incorporates elements from the Air Jordan III and Air Jordan VI. They feature a quality-crafted leather upper, all over tonal "elephant" print, leather lining and sockliner, Infrared accents on the midsole, and a translucent outsole. This elegant Air Jordan also comes packaged in an exclusive box with "Element" card.

Air Jordan 6 Rings "Bred"

December 3, 2013 6:42:50 PM PST

Just in time for the holidays, the Air Jordan 6 Rings "Bred" edition is back. Originally released in 2008, this mash-up model has been one of the most popular hybrids to ever hit the shelves. The appropriately named "Air Jordan 6 Rings" features design elements from all the Air Jordan models laced up by Michael Jordan during his 6 NBA Championship victories, including the Air Jordan VI, VII, VIII, XI, XII, and XIII. The "Bred" model also has a legendary Black / Varsity Red colorway with patent leather accents (obviously taken from the Air Jordan XI). Cop this highly sought-after hybrid and match it with your holiday-inspired fits all season long.

Air Jordan 1 High OG "Laney"

November 25, 2013 5:11:33 PM PST

Before Michael Jordan became an international icon. Before he was "Air" Jordan. Before his 2nd retirement and the comeback. Before his 1st retirement and comeback. Before he was Bull, and before he was a Tarheel, Jordan was a Buccaneer at Emsley A. Laney High School in Wilmington, North Carolina. Nike pays tribute Jordan's alma mater with the Air Jordan 1 High OG "Laney." Inspired by Laney's school colors, the upper features a combination of leather and suede with the leather in Varsity Maize, and the soft suede in Game Royal. They also have mesh tongue with OG "Nike AIR" tongue tag, and staying true to the original Air Jordan 1, the heel is sans "Jumpman." Now available, this is a great addition to any Jordan collection.

Air Jordan 1 Trek

November 19, 2013 12:53:36 PM PST

Winter weather can be pretty brutal on your kicks. Whether it's rain, snow, or just mud, most sneakers aren't designed for the harsh conditions that are inevitable this time of year. Taking this into consideration, Jordan Brand has transformed many of their popular sneakers into winter-ready models that look good, and can take on the season better than traditional sneakers. The Air Jordan 1 Trek is a winterized version of the classic Air Jordan 1 featuring a durable upper, boot-inspired D-ring lace loops at the ankle, a chunky midsole, and a rubber outsole with deep lugs for traction on multiple surfaces. They are currently available in wide array of colors and materials, including ripstop nylon, leather, canvas, and suede. Get ready for winter and cop a pair now at Sneakerhead.

Jordan CP3.VII

October 25, 2013 11:46:21 AM PDT

With the NBA season quickly approaching, we are seeing many signature styles starting to hit the shelves. One of the most anticipated models is Chris Paul's seventh signature sneaker, which is designed for his quick and aggressive style on the court. Inspired by high-performance cars, the design for the Jordan CP3.VII features perforations on the quarter panel that mimic wind tunnel airflow, and a "VIN" number on the shank plate made up of his kids' birth dates. The technical specs of this sleek, lightweight basketball model include, Flywire technology that is customizable through the laces and wraps the midfoot, synthetic leather heel stirrup for support, Zoom Air technology, and a Podulite system that has three zoned pods under key forefoot pressure points to provide ultra responsive cushioning. The Jordan CP3.VII is now currently available in several colorways at Sneakerhead.

Air Jordan Retro 1 95

October 14, 2013 11:23:05 AM PDT

There are more versions of the Air Jordan 1 than any other Air Jordan model, and Jordan Brand keeps rolling out more fresh options. We have already seen Air Jordan 1 models inspired by the Air Jordan IV, Air Jordan VIII, and Air Jordan XIII. Now, Jordan Brand introduces the Air Jordan 1 Retro 95, a model inspired by the most popular Air Jordan model ever released, the Air Jordan XI. This "mashed-up" model features many borrowed design elements, including a heavy textured mesh upper, patent leather across the entire toebox, "JUMPMAN JORDAN" tongue tag, stylized "23" logo on the heel, carbon fiber accent, rope laces, and a translucent outsole. They are currently available in "Bred" and "Concord" colorways.

Air Jordan XI "Playoffs"

December 13, 2012 4:00:00 PM PST

The Air Jordan XI seems to be on the top of almost everyone's "favorite Jordan" list, and whenever they are re-released (which is becoming an end-of-the-year tradition) pandemonium ensues. Originally released in '95, the Air Jordan XI is synonymous with Michael Jordan's return to basketball and the Chicago Bulls' NBA all-time best 72-win season. They are available in several colorways, with this Black/Varsity Red-White model often referred to as the "Breds" or "Playoffs" edition. This extremely sought-after and iconic sneaker features a black Cordura upper with wraparound patent leather, rope laces, carbon fiber spring plate, white midsole, and a red translucent outsole. Many would debate that this is the greatest Jordan of all time, how do you rate them?

Jordan CP3 VI "Nitro Pack"

October 16, 2012 5:00:00 PM PDT

As the 2012-13 NBA season quickly approaches we are seeing many signature sneakers being released from an array of different brands. Yet, the Jordan CP3.VI "Nitro Pack" may be the flashiest of the bunch. Inspired by the Chris Paul's super quick and explosive skills on the hardwood, his love for fast cars, and the Los Angeles street racing scene, which was made popular by "The Fast and the Furious" movie series, this vibrant pack includes three colorways that demand attention, including Metallic Silver/Purple, Atomic Green/University Blue, and Total Orange/Green. To complete the inspired racing theme, all three models in the Nitro Pack also feature carbon-fiber accents, and NOS tank graphics on the insoles. Get them at Sneakerhead while you can.

Air Jordan "Golden Moment" Pack

August 7, 2012 5:00:00 PM PDT

With so many Olympics-inspired sneakers coming out this year it's hard to pick a favorite, but for many, the Air Jordan "Golden Moment" Pack is it. The pack includes a clean Air Jordan VI in a white leather upper with gold laces, trim and midsole. Not to be outdone, the other pair in the pack is an impeccable Air Jordan VII in black leather and nubuck with a gold Jumpman, midsole, and heel tab. Plus, to make the pack complete, Jordan Brand packaged it in an exclusive double box, and provided a red, white and blue American-themed bag for each pair. You can definitely see why most sneakerheads agree that the Air Jordan "Golden Moment" Pack should be standing at the top of the podium in 2012.

Air Jordan III (3) 'White/Cement Grey'

January 9, 2011 4:00:00 PM PST

There's often a debate among sneakerheads about which Air Jordan is the best. Is it the Air Jordan 1 for starting it all? The Air Jordan IV for their classic silhouette? The Air Jordan XI for their versatile patent appeal? Or maybe it's the Air Jordan III for so many reasons? No matter which Air Jordan tops your list, the Air Jordan III deserves a mountain of respect.

The Air Jordan III was the first Air Jordan designed by the legendary Tinker Hatfield, who went on to design many iconic Air Jordan sneakers, among other influential Nike models. The Air Jordan III was also the first to showcase a Visible Air Sole unit. And, the first time the world got a glimpse of arguably the most recognizable icon in sports, the 'Jumpman' logo, it was on the Air Jordan III. The 2011 version of the "White/Cement Grey" colorway is almost identical to the original released in 1988, but to the dismay of many, the 'Nike' on the heel has been replaced by the aforementioned 'Jumpman' logo. Yet, it's still easy to see why this is one of the most anticipated releases of 2011. Look for them on Sneakerhead.com soon.

Air Jordan II "Candy" Pack

November 2, 2010 5:00:00 PM PDT

There hasn't been a shortage of Air Jordan II colorways to choose from this year. We have seen the re-release of the OG White/Black/Red, the striking University Blue model and the welcomed Black/White color scheme. But, Jordan Brand's Air Jordan II barrage is not over. Introducing the Air Jordan II 'Candy' Pack. This undeniably vibrant pack features three models with distinct colorways that are impossible to overlook, including Classic Green, Varsity Red and Del Sol. All three models that make up the 'Candy' Pack feature a tonal upper with a mix of nubuck and snake skin leather, black laces, a white midsole and "JORDAN" written on the heel and outsole (instead of the original "NIKE"). A quick skim of comments on sneaker forums regarding the Air Jordan II 'Candy' Pack, and you'll see that everyone has a different "must cop" color in mind. Although, whatever distinctly bright color you decide to go with, it will surely satisfy your sweet-colored desire.

Air Jordan II (2) Black/White

October 13, 2010 5:00:00 PM PDT

This year has been big if you're an Air Jordan II (2) fan. Jordan Brand has released this iconic basketball sneaker in many new vivid colorways, including the Air Jordan II University Blue/Black, and the hits keep coming. The Air Jordan II Black/White sports a fresh color scheme that rides the line between subtle and stunning. They sport a black nubuck upper, white lace loops, white Air Jordan "Wings" logo, and a white bottom sole. Jordan Brand then added a little pop with a glossy side panel and white piping. Many are comparing the Air Jordan II Black/White to the Air Jordan II Chromes, and I think that it is a fair comparison. But, both models are definitely appealing in their own respective colorways.

Air Jordan 2 Retro QF

August 11, 2010 5:00:00 PM PDT

This new colorway is definitely one that original fans should come to love. Though lacking the fanfare of the Air Jordan VI (6) and Air Jordan IX (9) retros, the Air Jordan II (2) retro basketball shoe is certainly having a good year of releases. We've seen the Bulls-colorway edition, the Silver Anniversary edition in stark white and silver, and the Premio Bin 23 edition, among a few others, and now fans of this model get a chance to get their hands on a slickly-styled university blue and black model. Featuring a mixture of materials like suede and pebbled leather, the upper appears in mostly the shade of blue that Jordan knew well while at University of North Carolina. Black accents appear throughout the upper and on the heel and midsole. This model also boasts an icy blue outsole to add to the intrigue. This is a first on the Air Jordan 2 (II) retro basketball shoe, and it does not disappoint.

Air Jordan 9 Retro Citrus Big Kids

July 14, 2010 5:00:00 PM PDT

The highly-anticipated Air Jordan 9 Retro "Citrus", a sneaker many of you have coveted since early spring, made its way to retailers today. However, the "Citrus" colorway is not the only new Air Jordan 9 on the market currently. With that said, Jordan Brand recently released another Air Jordan 9 basketball shoe in a white/turquoise/lemon-metallic silver color scheme. If you wanna get your hands on this this Air Jordan 9, don't get your hopes up too much as this particular colorway is only available in kid sizes. This particular Air Jordan 9 Retro basketball shoe contains a primarily white leather base with lemon and turquoise accents in the form of the laces, inner lining and Jordan branding. Lastly, a metallic silver midsole off sets the entire base.