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.
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.
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.
July 1, 2010 5:00:00 PM PDT
The Jordan V.2 Grown
is on of Brand Jordan's more successful lifestyle sneakers as of late. The casual kick picks up where a chukka leaves off and fills that void between work and play. Jordan Brand continues to deliver new lifestyle silhouettes to it's large group of followers, this new style dubbed the V.2 Grown, is a vulcanized lifestyle shoe that combines Michael Jordan's off court persona and style with a basic but premium color and material execution. This Wolf Grey and White Air Jordan V.2 Grown uses a textured leather upper and is placed on an off White outsole that features that Jordan Wings logo on the side of it.
June 21, 2010 5:00:00 PM PDT
As yet another Air Jordan 6 (VI) Retro
basketball shoe released for 2010, this pair boasts a White and Varsity Red color-up. This particular version of the Air Jordan 6 consists of a color scheme made up to resemble that of the White/Infrared version released back in 1991. First reports labeled this as using Infrared, but like the Black/Varsity Red pair releasing earlier this year, the switch-a-roo was done by Jordan and the varsity red was used instead. The entirety of the upper of this retro basketball shoe is done with white leather, including the perforated sections on forefoot, mid-panel, and near the ankle. For the midsole, Varsity Red comes in to play, as well as white. One element we can all be glad Jordan Brand didn't switch out is the icy clear outsole standard on all 6 colorways. The liner and 2-holed tongue both use black, finishing off the classic Bulls color-up.
June 20, 2010 5:00:00 PM PDT
The newly-designed Air Jordan Rare Air
basketball shoe has been one of the most talked-about sneakers over the past month. This pair features a white/black-cement grey color scheme. Many sneakerheads will warm up to the Jordan Rare Air model after seeing this colorway. As opposed to the aforementioned Black/Red-Cement Grey color-up, this particular Air Jordan Rare Air basketball shoe features an all-leather base. As for other design cues, monochromatic cement print designs appear on the heel and toe area, while a speckled section alongside the midsole may remind many of the Air Jordan IV. In addition, black hints, such as the lace lock and the Jumpman logo, are paired with the midsole of the same color to give this Jordan Rare Air a nice color contrast.
June 9, 2010 5:00:00 PM PDT
The newest colorway of the Air Jordan 2010
basketball shoe has just been released and this new colorway may be the best one yet. The Jumpman torch has been passed to Dwayne Wade, who may be making some United Center memories of his own next season. Dwayne Wade is a premier free agent this summer, and there's a lot of speculation that he may put ink to paper for his hometown Chicago Bulls. For Bulls fans, that would mean that they'd once again floor a team with a realistic chance at competing for a championship. For sneakerheads, it would mean the return of the Air Jordan to Chicago's hard court. Perhaps, one of the shoes we'd see D-Wade wear in the Windy City is this "Blackout" Air Jordan 2010. The basketball shoe features a black and dark charcoal upper comprised of suede, perforated leather and patent leather. The trademark clear window appears on the side panels, while an icy blue tint on the sole reveals the red Zoom Air unit.
June 3, 2010 5:00:00 PM PDT
Derek Jeter won his fifth World Series this past season. Celebrate with his new pair of sneakers! The Air Jordan Jeter Throwback
training shoe features a sleek look that ties it into the rest of the Jordan brand, plus stylish details under the tongue and on the back of the heel that are unique to Jeter's achievements throughout his career. The upper is made of leather and synthetic leather with a quarter overlay system that provides a lockdown, performance fit. For the ninth shoe in the series, the Jordan brand team decided to pay tribute to nine defining moments in Derek's career. Lubrano and Jeter worked together to decide exactly which moments they most wanted to celebrate. From there, Lubrano was given the task of incorporating the shoes on Derek's feet during each of those moments into a single shoe, which resulted in the Air Jordan Jeter Throwback training shoe. Rather than going the literal route, Lubrano created a much more subtle hybrid design, which includes the Jumpman Jordan tag on the tongue featured on the Air Jordan XI, Air Jordan IX, and Air Jordan VI.
May 23, 2010 5:00:00 PM PDT
The 2010 barrage of Air Jordan VI (6)Retro
Basketball shoe releases continues, and this time in an unexpected manner
May 23, 2010 5:00:00 PM PDT
Though the powder blue Air Jordan 9 Retro
has always been a favorite amongst Jordan fanatics, it has remained one of the few models that the brand has not produced a retro version of. Until this year, of course. Until this year, of course. The retro version of this Air Jordan 9 basketball shoe, which has just released, uses University Blue as opposed to its original dark powder blue color. Other than the slight color change and the 23 being stitched on the back of each shoe, this retro remains true to the original version. After releasing the stark white Silver Anniversary edition of the Air Jordan IX (9), Jordan Brand has shown a few more exciting models to whet the palate of its fans. This Air Jordan 9 Retro basketball shoe has been a highly-anticipated one as well. The North Carolina blue appears on the lining and midsole, while the white on white upper is broken up only by the embroidered "23? on the heel and the Jumpman on the outsole. The tongue and laces are black to give a bit more contrast.
May 19, 2010 5:00:00 PM PDT
Bearing some similarities to the Jordan Dub Zero and Jordan XXII, the most notable features of the CP3.III basketball shoes have to be the intricate tonal graphics and the thick contrast stitching on the upper. The Air Jordan CP3.III
captures the speed, power, and finesse of the game's premier point guard, Chris Paul. Like the others, the basketball shoe features a speckle-finished white and black midsole, which sit on a white outsole. black leather is used for the upper, with laser-etching in the mid-panel. Patent leather is used on the lower mudguard portion. Chris Paul's CP3 logo appears in varsity red on the tongue, completing the colorway, while the also varsity red Jumpman logo appears on the heel. A phylon midsole with Zoom Air in the forefoot provides great cushioning. Herringbone inspired traction patterns made from both solid and regrind rubber compounds provide superior traction.
May 16, 2010 5:00:00 PM PDT
Last month, Jordan Brand unleashed the second Air Jordan Fusion 8
basketball shoe of the year in the form of the "Aqua" colorway. The Jordan Brand will release this Air Jordan Fusion 8 black/varsity red-flint grey. Obviously, this Fusion draws its color inspiration from the ever-so-popular Air Jordan 8 Retro "Playoffs" which re-released in December 2007. With that said, this Fusion will be the same price as the aforementioned classic retro when it releases. Much like the "Playoffs" Air Jordan 8, this basketball shoe owns a primarily black suede base and features the multi-colored design on the heel. It is also finished with a flint grey midsole and a black/red outsole.
May 16, 2010 5:00:00 PM PDT
The Air Jordan 1 Retro Phat
Basketball shoe has not been overlooked this year as Jordan Brand has given us some pretty nice colorways of the classic sneaker. The Jordan brand has brought another clean and simple colorway as this latest Air Jordan 1 Retro Phat comes in a White/Grey/Light Brown/Yellow colorway, providing a nice clean look for Summertime. Dressed in white leather on the heel, foxing, mid-foot and toe areas, this basketball shoe works as a clean base for the vibrant Yellow accents to contrast against. That bright hue appears on the stitching on the Swoosh and midsole, as well as the included laces. The entire upper makes use of contrast stitching in fact, though most of it is black, matching the Wings logo at the ankle and the outsole. Light brown leather fills out the remainder of the upper.
May 5, 2010 5:00:00 PM PDT
The Air Jordan Spiz'ike has been doing relatively well with each release. It seems to have sidestepped the hybrid hate that is normally volleyed at its peers and has become accepted as a unique addition to the Jordan catalog. Fans of the Air Jordan Spiz'ike
now have another model to aim for adding to their collection with this new black/new blue/white-infrared color way. The most eye-popping attributes on this retro basketball shoe is the various infrared sections on the upper, namely the midsole. The Air Jordan Spiz'ike retro basketball shoe sports large sections of black, white and cement, along with red and blue accents and the materials include nubuck, patent and standard leather. Also, the inner-lining will feature phrases from the Mars Blackmon/Air Jordan commercials such as "I can fly" and "Michael Jordan flight school".
May 2, 2010 5:00:00 PM PDT
With the frenzied release of the "Space Jam" edition of the Air Jordan XI (11)
, sneaker fans were reminded of the influence of the retro basketball sneaker. In celebrating the 25 year anniversary of the Jordan franchise, two silver anniversary editions of the entire Jordan line were released