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
May 2, 2010 5:00:00 PM PDT
In celebration of the Jordan brand's 25th Anniversary, Michael Jordan has collaborated with shoe designers Tinker Hatfield and Mark Smith to create the newest addition to the Air Jordan collection: the Air Jordan 2010
team basketball shoe. The Air Jordan 2010 proves his point by not only paying homage to the brand's heritage, but also passing on the legacy to other Team Jordan athletes like Dwayne Wade, who was the first to debut the 2010 earlier this year. Taking Jordan's "ability to see through his opponents" literally, Hatfield and Smith created the brand's first see-through team basketball shoe, featuring a unique, transparent, perforated TPU window in the side. The flexible leather and synthetic no-sew upper offers a more anatomical fit so players can sprint faster, with perforations that are engineered to be both breathable and responsive while representing the iconic style of an Air Jordan. Air Jordan's have always reflected Michael Jordan desire for a clean toe and natural movement, and the Air Jordan 2010 basketball shoe takes it a step further with basketball's first-ever unobstructed independent forefoot cover. This white/black-varsity red Air Jordan 2010 transparent signature window provides a sculpted fit. While the asymmetrical collar height provides better ankle support and also contains a separately molded, stitched-in unit that wraps around the ankle for a better fit. The mesh underlay beneath the forefoot cover lets toes move freely and breathe like never before, while the full-length Phylon midsole with Zoom Air units stacked in the heel adds a crucial layer of impact protection, borrowing from low-profile running shoe cushioning for better court feel.
April 27, 2010 5:00:00 PM PDT
After a brief break in their Air Jordan Fusion releases, Jordan Brand is back at it with the Air Jordan Fusion 8
in White/Varsity Maize/Black. The original Air Jordan 8 (VIII) was released in 1993 as a high-performance pair of kicks that enabled Michael Jordan to three-peat as a world champion. The upper is made of leather with quilted stitching and is tricked out with the same classic inversion straps, bold colors and fuzzy Jumpman logo on the tongue as the original Air Jordan 8 (VIII). These particular AJF 8 retro basketball shoes shown here features a predominantly white upper constructed from leather, along with black, varsity maize, and grey accents. The retro basketball shoe combines the upper of the Air Jordan 8 (VIII) silhouette with the sole of the timeless Nike Air Force 1 to create a fresh, hybrid style, and iconic look with excellent traction.
April 25, 2010 5:00:00 PM PDT
The Air Jordan 1 has been seen in a countless number of colorways and special treatments. From the original "Bred" to the "Foamposite" look, numerous retros have garnered a healthy amount of attention. This time, the Air Jordan 1 Phat 20
basketball shoe serves as inspiration, lending its signature laser engraved look to two different colorways for May. This Air Jordan basketball shoe is white mostly, with hits of red and black on the ankle and heel, respectively. featuring the aforementioned laser designs in their quarter panels and also make use of a similar print on their liners.
March 30, 2010 5:00:00 PM PDT
The Jordan Brand has only released one variation of MJ's first signature sneaker in the form of the Air Jordan Alpha 1. However, on March 27-2010, marked the official re-release of the highly-anticipated Air Jordan 1 Retro KO High
basketball shoes. Two colorways of archaic model will hit retailers: one possessing a white/varsity-red color scheme and the other pair featured in white/varsity red. These two retro basketball shoes are simply classic as it has now been over two decades since it was supposed to release (Nike stated that would release it but never did). The Air Jordan 1 Retro KO High is equipped with an upper comprised of leather and canvas. The Jordan Wings logo and the age-old Nike swoosh give this shoe a much-needed vintage feel; however, one of the more interesting and most talked-about attribute on this shoe seems to be the vintage sole. It simply gives the shoe a traditional, worn-out look that has been hated and loved over the years.
March 23, 2010 5:00:00 PM PDT
Yet another Air Jordan VI (6)
has released in 2010, and this one takes it name from the "Oreo" cookie in black and white. 11 years ago, in 1999, the first non-traditional retro model that Jordan Brand released was the Air Jordan IV (4) "Oreo" model that used a similar color scheme. This "Oreo" Air Jordan 6 Retro basketball shoe possesses a very similar white/black color scheme to the Air Jordan 6 Retro "Motorsports" that released in February; however, it features a two-tone base similar to that of the "Carmine" Air Jordan 6. However, one of the more distinctive features on this retro basketball shoe is the black/white speckled hints seen on the midsole and heel tab. To finish it off, this shoe is complimented with a clear outsole, white shoelaces and a black tongue.
March 23, 2010 5:00:00 PM PDT
The gradual unveiling of the entire Jordan Silver Anniversary line continues The Air Jordan III (3) Retro
basketball shoe is arguable the most famed of this group, and the elephant print that became so iconic appears here in a slight tonal gray to show just a tinge of contrast. The Air Jordan III (3) Retro White/Metallic Silver will definitely raise a few brows and start some discussions if nothing else. Seeing some of our favorite silhouettes in a 'pure' color way is something that not many expected but are definitely welcoming. The Air Jordan 3 Retro basketball shoe subtlety in material variance that make this all white upper special. From cement to full grain to textured to perforated this retro basketball shoe showcases a slew of leathers all done in a snow white theme. Be it metallic or matte the silver is slight but stands out amidst the provided backdrop.
March 10, 2010 4:00:00 PM PST
Air Jordan 6 Rings "Motorsports"
which are "Friends and Family" limited editions for the Michael Jordan Motorsports motorcycle racing team. This round of "Motorsports" Air Jordan basketball shoes were designed to emulate the current paint job on the #23 bike. These highly anticipated Air Jordan 6 Rings "Motorsports" retro basketball shoe uses a white and black colorway. The liner is made up on white and black elephant print like we've seen so many times before on Air Jordan's. White leather composes the the upper while black is used for entirety of the sole. As you can see, the bike also sports the same colorway and print along the gas tank. the differentiating tongues are back also, matching the number plate and Jumpman logo.
March 3, 2010 4:00:00 PM PST
The Jordan Brand has unleashed another new team model dubbed the Air Jordan Icons
. At a first glance, you can see that the basketball shoe draws much of its inspiration from the Air Jordan XX and the Air Jordan XX3. Specifically, the stitching on the side panels and the tongue is obviously a similar copy of the Air Jordan XX3, while the midsole and outsole construction is identical to the Air Jordan XX. Built into the sole unit and providing superior comfort and cushioning is a I.P.S. system, which stands for Independent Podular Suspension. Other features this basketball shoe include the new 23/25 logo which has started appearing on some of Jordan Brand's releases this year to mark their 25th Anniversary, and the ever-so-popular Black/Black-Varsity Red White color scheme.
February 24, 2010 4:00:00 PM PST
Tinker Hatfield may not have designed the original Air Jordan 1, but he definitely threw this Birch/Black-Orange Blaze colorway on the updated Air Jordan Alpha 1
basketball shoe. In case you are not already aware, the Air Jordan Alpha 1 is an evolution of the Air Jordan 1. The Air Jordan Alpha 1 embraces the modern technology of Zoom Air and incorporates it into the 1985 silhouette of the original Air Jordan. Tinker's Hatfield cosmetic choices for this Air Jordan Alpha 1 basketball shoe include a upper which has been thrown covered in birch leather. While the midsole, logos, and ankle foxing have been done in black. The orange liner immediately steals your eye, and is complimented by the midsole stitching. A clear outsole finishes off the base.