December 13, 2009 4:00:00 PM PST
The Air Jordan 12 (XII) Retro
has been seen in multiple classic colorways this year including the "Nubuck", the "Rising Sun" and the "Flu Game". You can now add the infamous Air Jordan 12 (XII) Retro White/Varsity Red to the list of highly anticipated Jordan basketball sneakers for 2009. If you recall, the Air Jordan 12 (XII) Retro White/Varsity Red originally hit the scene in 1997. Since then, it has not been retroed until this year. As for the make-up of this Air Jordan 12 (XII) Retro it contains a sort of similar colorway to the aforementioned "Flu Game", yet it features a predominance of white leather with red side rands instead of the black nubuck. With that said, there are not many glaring differences between the original version and this retro. This instant classic Retro Air Jordan 12 (XII) is the last to be released in a limited quantity, with all the previous success of the Retro Air Jordan basketball shoes, these are sure to sell fast.
December 13, 2009 4:00:00 PM PST
The Air Jordan 11 (XI) Space Jams
may be the most adored of the Air Jordan 11 (XI) Space Jam. They are dubbed the "Space Jams" because they were worn by Michael Jordan in the 1996 movie. Originally released after Michael Jordan (MJ) wore the retro basketball shoes in the movie, Space Jam, the shoes sold out the first time they were released and then a number of years later when they were retroed. Now the shoe's are on the verge of their second retro and there isn't much different about these than the first two times they were released. These classic retro basketball shoes feature retro Black/Varsity Royal-White color-up with black uppers, which includes black patent leather for lightweight durability, along with a varsity royal blue Jump man logo. Further innovation came with the use of a carbon fiber plate on the sole of the shoe, that can be seen underneath the clear outsole. The white mid-sole, which stands out and draws attention to the shoe also sits on the clear outsole, which gave the shoe exceptional torsional rigidity. The most visually distinct aspect of the Air Jordan 11(XI) "Space Jam" is its shiny patent leather mid and toe box. The Air Jordan 11 (XI) "Space Jam" made to stand out with a fusion of performance and style, arguably one of the most desired Air Jordan retro's in the history of the Jordan Brand. Set for a limited Quickstrike release the anticipation for the Air Jordan 11(XI) "Space Jam" has been tremendous and are sure to be on everyone's holiday list.
December 8, 2009 4:00:00 PM PST
We've seen a number of silhouettes from the Air Jordan line combining some signature elements of both the Air Jordan (XIII) 13
and the Air Force 1 to create the Air Jordan Fusion. Straight off of the original Air Jordan (XIII) 13, these basketball shoes feature a entire black and red colorway with the hologram and mesh material being the most noticeable. The side panels are seemingly black mesh on the upper, which definitely draw attention to the shoe once hit by light. Red suede appears on the heel surrounding the jump man hologram while black leather takes form of the toe box and sole. The bulky area that forms the mid-sole comes from the Air Force 1 as does the black strap on the upper ankle. Besides being a great looking shoe, the Air Jordan fusion (XIII) 13 basketball shoe, features some serious detailing while staying true to both Air Jordan and Air Force 1.
December 7, 2009 4:00:00 PM PST
The Jordan Brand continues to expand their shoe market by creating the Air Jordan Campus Chukka
. This casual Air Jordan uses premium materials and a simpler design to bring the Air Jordan style to the lifestyle sneaker market. This leisure-time silhouette design is very basic, but definitely flaunts some unmistakable Jordan flavor. The Air Jordan Campus Chukka lifestyle shoe consists of a premium leather upper in a tonal dark grey colorway and vulcanized outsole. As an added feature, the Air Jordan Campus Chukka is set off with the classic elephant print-like finish applied to the mid-sole, and hidden lacing system for a simple, yet sophisticated look.
December 7, 2009 4:00:00 PM PST
The Jordan Brand thought of some new ideas for the iconic Air Jordan Retro 12 (XII)
but only to release in big kid sizes. Similar to the black/university blue Air Jordan 12 (XII) that released earlier this year, however, these particular Air Jordan 12 (XII) basketball shoes sport an all black colorway constructed from nubuck and patent leather. Varsity purple and teal accents take the form of the outsole, jump man logo, heel, and border of the tongue. The upper is black nubuck and what appears to be a clear film over black pebble leather on the top cap. Grand purple is used in the mid-sole while the back tab gets a splash of aquamarine. This is a brand new color scheme for the Air Jordan 12 (XII), we can say the Air Jordan 12 (XII) black/grand purple-aquamarine retro basketball shoe is in a class of it's own.
December 6, 2009 4:00:00 PM PST
Since introduction to the Air Jordan Flipsyde
as the first Air Jordan skateboarding shoe, this will be the Jordan brand's first foray into the skateboarding market. The Air Jordan Flipsyde merges basketball culture with skate culture for a new point of view. The drawing design for this skateboarding shoe cues inspiration from the Air Jordan retro III(3). The Air Jordan Flipsyde uses white leather for accents on a black nubuck upper, featuring mid-panel eyelets in white, and thick sole for extra cushioning. For added heel protection, the Air Jordan Flipsyde consist of a thin visible air unit. The Jordan Brand's expansion into skateboarding will be a colossal success as well. Whether this sneaker is used for basketball or skateboarding it was created to give the ultimate performance.
December 3, 2009 4:00:00 PM PST
The Air Jordan Flight 45
is an elite basketball shoe inspired by the Air Jordan Flight series that offers high performance and unsurpassed style. Taking influence from the Air Jordan XII(12) and the Air Jordan Fusion XII(12) this Air Jordan Flight 45 comes in a black/varsity red-white colorway. The upper is a combination of nubuck same as the Air Jordan Fusion XII(12) showcasing the iconic stitching on the side panel. The black is offset by the classic white toe adding its own touch, and the Air Jordan Flight 45 has a black nubuck strap with a grey panel. Of course, the Jump man symbols are stitched in varsity red to keep to the classic theme. The sole is solid rubber with a sport-specific traction pattern for great traction and durability.
December 2, 2009 4:00:00 PM PST
The Air Jordan 1 High Strap Premier
contains different elements than most of the previous Air Jordan 1High Strap Premier releases this year. The basketball shoe sports an entirely black on black reptile-like textured upper, while the toe box and side panels possess a original smooth surface. The nice subtle Orion blue accents are in the form of the mid-sole, removable strap, and Jump man logo located on the tongue, which gives this Air Jordan 1 High Strap Premier its dynamic eye-catching look. To finish it off, this basketball shoe is complimented with metallic gold lace tips which takes this Air Jordan 1 high strap premier to the next level.
November 29, 2009 4:00:00 PM PST
The Jordan Brand winterized the Air Jordan Spiz'ike for their Holiday 2009 Collection to create the Air Jordan Winterized Spiz'ike Boot
. This new hybrid takes the Air Jordan Spiz'ike silhouette and pairs it up with a rugged makeup of materials and colors. The Air Jordan Winterized Spiz'ike Boot features a layered upper of leathers, suede, ballistic mesh, and a flint grey/cherry wood red- nightshade colorway. Also as an added feature, the plastic "Wings" from the Air Jordan VI (4) are added which have stuck around from the casual version. More than just a winterized and rugged upper, the Air Jordan Winterized Spiz'ike Boot features a tougher outsole complete with some details that include the famous Air Jordan elephant print, Cushioning which is provided for the Air Sole unit in the heel, and a rubberized outsole for long-lasting durability.
November 24, 2009 4:00:00 PM PST
During the 1997 NBA Finals Michael Jordan was overcome with Flu-like symptoms. Despite his illness, he calmly went out and willed his team to a win. To pay homage to Michael Jordan's performance in the "Flu Game", Jordan Brand is set to release the Air Jordan Retro XII (12) "Flu Game"
basketball sneaker. The only difference from the original Retro Air Jordan XII is that the materials have been slightly altered. The Air Jordan Retro XII (12)"Flu Game" features a black nubuck upper sitting on a red mid-sole and sole with red accents. In a nod to the "Flu Game", the tongue and the outer heel features graphics of a sick face and "97" "38" for the year and the amount of points Michael Jordan dropped that night. It is undeniable that the Air Jordan XII (12) retro "Flu Game" will become a classic basketball sneaker and definitely will be one of the year's most sought after sneaker.
November 12, 2009 4:00:00 PM PST
Jordan Brand gives the Air Jordan Fusion fans something to talk about once again with the release of the air Jordan fusion 13.The Air Jordan Fusion XIII (13)
represents the biggest stretch so far for the Air Jordan Fusion series. The Air Jordan Fusion 13 upper features a combination of black and white dot-stitched tumble constructed from premium leather, along with a black and white mid-sole, red outsole, and the well-known hologram image from the original design. The Air Jordan Fusion 13 takes the original air Jordan 13, and combines it with the air force one sole. The white, black, and red color way was originally applied to Air Jordan 13 back in 1997, now placed on the Air Jordan Fusion XIII this color way is still fresh.
November 11, 2009 4:00:00 PM PST
The Air Jordan L'Style One
is Jordan brand's first attempt at getting into the dress sneaker market it takes on a more casual approach. The inspiration for the new Air Jordan L'Style series was designed in honor of Michael Jordan's love for motorcycles. This Air Jordan L'Style comes in a luxurious ginger/dark cinder color way and features an a unique interior lacing system, replacing traditional laces for style and comfort. The upper consist of premium leather with perforated canvas outlining the lacing area. The Air Jordan L'Style also consist of not one, but two velcro straps, one on the mid-foot and another around the ankle. In addition, a large version of the air Jordan wing logo is placed along the side panels, with an air bubble added to the mid-sole. The air Jordan L'Style one takes components from past models such as the Air Jordan 1 toe box and the air Jordan 3 visible air bubble, while still giving the sneaker its own classy twist.
October 28, 2009 5:00:00 PM PDT
This fall the Jordan brand introduced the Air Jordan 1 Retro Phat Premier
line up. Which consist of "Atlanta Hawks", "Cleveland Cavs", and "Boston Celtics". Air Jordan 1 Retro Phat Premier features the silhouette of the AJ1 but with extra padding around the ankle and tongue. One feature that stands out in the Jordan Retro 1 Phat series is the Nike swoosh which are made in fabric. Inspired by the Air Jordan 60 Plus pack, the colors for this collection are the teams that Michael Jordan put 60 point against. Whether you want to get the air Jordan 1 Retro Phat Premier for sports or simply just fashion. You definitely will be making a statement while being fresh.
October 4, 2009 5:00:00 PM PDT
Similar to the Air Jordan Spiz'ike, the Air Jordan Sixty Plus
(60+) is a mash up of classic Air Jordan models. In this case, each Air Jordan sneaker incorporated in the design was worn while Michael Jordan scored 60+ points. From the Air Jordan V midsole to the Air Jordan II "wings" logo, the Jordan Brand has seamlessly bridged these classic designs together. Plus, Air Jordan Sixty Plus (60+) also features a combination patent, reptile and suede upper with red accents.
July 26, 2009 5:00:00 PM PDT
Originally thought to be a strictly European release, the Air Jordan 1 Retro
"Ruff N Tuff" is now available in the United States. Inspired by the Quai 54 International Tournament, an outdoor basketball competition that takes place in Paris, France, this Air Jordan 1 is fresh. They sport a Laser Blue wrinkled leather upper, speckled midsole, translucent outsole and a "Quai 54" logo on the tongue. It's easy to see why so many sneakerheads were hoping Air Jordan 1 Retro "Ruff N Tuff" would be released stateside.