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Air Jordan 1 Retro KO

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.

Air Jordan Retro 6 Oreo

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.

Air Jordan 3 Retro Silver

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.

Air Jordan 6 Rings Motorsports

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.

Air Jordan Icons

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.

Air Jordan Alpha 1

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.

Air Jordan 2 Retro Silver 25th Anniversary

February 21, 2010 4:00:00 PM PST

As a continued effort to celebrate Brand Jordan's Silver (25th) Anniversary, Jordan Brand will continue to release various Silver Edition Air Jordan Retro's through the course of the year including this White, Metallic Silver, and Neutral Grey colorway of the Air Jordan II (2). Obviously, judging by the colorway, Michael Jordan himself never wore this particular retro basketball sneaker. These particular Air Jordan 2 (II)Retro contain a predominately white leather base with multiple neutral grey and metallic silver accents throughout the upper, with perforated holes making a stripe along the forefoot. The latter accents also possess 3M material giving the shoe a unique, reflective look.

Air Jordan Spiz'ike

February 18, 2010 4:00:00 PM PST

Amidst all of the Jordan models that look to reincorporate elements from the most famed Jordan sneakers, the Air Jordan Spiz'ike has managed to stay interesting. This particular Air Jordan Spiz'ike owns a few different details from the previous pairs we have seen. This retro basketball shoe possesses a predominately black suede base similar to the Air Jordan 6 Retro Black/Red. Another interesting design can be seen on the inner lining which possesses the infamous line, "High-flying, death-defying 360 slam dunk" from the famed Mars Blackmon commercials that features Spike Lee as the character that made his debut in She's Gotta Have it. The usual side netting that came from the Air Jordan 5 was replaced with the mesh from the Air Jordan 4. Also, the "Spike" print that hit the toe cap and back of the sneaker has been replaced with a more familiar elephant print. To finish off the cosmetic transformation, Jordan Brand speckled part of the midsole and the "wings", slight blue accents as well to compliment the tongue. Overall, this clean model pays homage to the most famed of Air Jordan's without overdoing it.

Air Jordan Retro 6 Premium Motosport

February 9, 2010 4:00:00 PM PST

Every year Michael Jordan Motorsports customizes a new colorway for their motorcycle as well as a matching pair of Air Jordan's. This year Jordan Brand decided to go with a black and white motosports color scheme, and have designed a pair of retro Air Jordan 6 (VI) to go with the bike. The Air Jordan 6 (VI) "Motorsports" premium basketball sneaker features a white upper with some unique treatments. The inner liner is done up in the iconic elephant print in cement grey. The outsole is done up in all black which is not usually seen on the Air Jordan 6 (VI) . The translucent black is a fresh change from the typical clear sole found on this silhouette.

Air Jordan 2010

February 9, 2010 4:00:00 PM PST

Jordan Brand officially unveiled the shoe to mark the 25th Anniversary of the Air Jordan line the Air Jordan 2010. The most obvious distinction is a massive transparent window through the middle of the shoe as a representation of Michael Jordan's on-court prowess of "seeing through opponents". The shoe's collar is also cut with the medial side being higher up. This Air Jordan professional team basketball shoe pays homage to Michael Jordan's ability to know his opponents next move while only giving hints of his ability and allowing the players to only see what he wanted them to see on the court, and his keen instinct for anticipating his challengers' next move. The Air Jordan 2010 basketball shoe under Nike's Considered Design ethos of combining sustainability with performance and innovation.

Air Jordan 1 Retro High Silver 25th Anniversary

February 9, 2010 4:00:00 PM PST

Early this year, The Jordan Brand focused its energy on commemorating Michael's Jordan's induction into the Hall of Fame, and to follow up those efforts, they've turned to paying tribute to their 25th Anniversary. The Air Jordan 1 Retro "Silver Anniversary" are done for the same occasion which represents the entire span of Jordan Brand 25 years later. These Air Jordan 1 High Retro basketball sneakers are primarily dressed up in cool grey nubuck; however, its most dominant traits are seen on the heel, swoosh and heel flap where crackled metallic silver is visible. The new 25th Anniversary "23? logo appears on the tongue, similar to the Air Jordan 2010, while also including the very detailed suitcase packaging.

Air Jordan 1 Retro Phat Premier

February 9, 2010 4:00:00 PM PST

Two quickstrike color-ups of the Air Jordan 1 Phat Premier have recently dropped. These premier basketball shoes are featured in two solid colorways along with other color schemes that pay tribute to the teams MJ scored 60 or more points on. The Premier versions of the Air Jordan 1 Phat are characterized by the ornamental stitching that is sewn into the mid panel and toe box. Materially, the Premier editions are also composed of supple pebbled leather. Each of these quickstrike colorways have a monochromatic upper and use a white lining and outsole. The difference between the two basketball sneakers is in color, one is varsity red and the other royal blue.

Air Jordan 6 (VI) Retro Big Kids

January 21, 2010 4:00:00 PM PST

With the sneaker industry being at its peak and reaching new heights every year the market has grown tremendously. Today sneakers for kids and toddlers are just as popular as those released for the older generation. One of the brands who capitalized on this the most is Jordan Brand, releasing many of their models and colorways in sizes for guys, women, grade school boys and girls, toddlers and even infants. With a few models designed exclusively for the younger generation such as the Air Jordan 6(VI) -White/Coral Rose-Black Retro basketball shoe which launched as a GS release. Obviously inspired and reminiscent of the much sought after original Air Jordan 6(VI) Carmine. These retro basketball shoes come in leather build with a colorway that combines a white overlay with a pink (coral rose) underlay, with black and detailing on the heel tab, tongue, and midsole resting on a translucent outsole. The Air Jordan VIs have always been highly sought after, and I think they are the perfect shoe to start your young ones shoe addiction.

Air Jordan VI Retro

January 10, 2010 4:00:00 PM PST

The Air Jordan 11 (XI) "Space Jam" may not be the retro release everyone was waiting for, but only weeks after it's release, The Jordan Brand is hitting us with yet another classic in the Air Jordan 6 (VI). If you recall, Michael Jordan sported this retro sneaker while winning his first of six championships. With that said, this classic retro basketball shoe first hit retailers during the 1990-91 NBA season. However, this retro basketball shoe seems to feature a couple of different attributes from the original version. As you know, Varsity Red has been substituted on the midsole in place of the classic Infrared, though it's fair to say we can all agree it will do the trick. Furthermore, the predominately black base seems to be made of suede rather than nubuck, while the icy outsole is of course back as well. The lace lock and tongue jumpman logo are done up in the same shade of red.

Air Jordan Spiz'ike

January 4, 2010 4:00:00 PM PST

It is quite clear by now that the Jordan Brand plans to pick up in 2010 where it left off with all the momentum of 2009's end. When it comes to the Air Jordan Spiz'ike, you don't even have to look past the name of the model to figure out where their inspiration came from. Spike Lee has been linked with the Air Jordan line since the 80's, from the infamous scuffed Air Jordan IV scene in his film, Do The Right Thing, to the beloved Mars Blackmon ad campaign and more. Now, Jordan Brand will honor Spike further with this special Mars Blackmon edition of the Air Jordan Spiz'ike. The retro basketball shoe draws multiple color scheme inspirations from the Air Jordan 3 "True Blue", the Air Jordan 3 "Cement" and the Air Jordan 3 "Fire Red". This retro basketball shoe features a predominately white leather upper with touches of black, fire red, and blue, as well as some original grey elephant print on the heel. To add some extra Spike-related touches, the retro kicks also sport a "Do You Know?" on the inner lining, a Mars lace lock, and a Mars Blackmon illustration on the insole along with the tag line, "Fresh Since 1985? printed below. You can plan to expect a lot of people to kick off the new decade with this new Jordan Brand release.