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.
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.
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.
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.
December 30, 2009 4:00:00 PM PST
The Air Jordan Classic '91
basketball shoe pays homage to Michael Jordan's first NBA Championship in the 1990-1991 season. Featuring the Air Jordan Wings logo, the basketball sneakers appears to borrow some design elements from the Air Jordan III for its tongue, and Air Jordan XII for its heel panel stitching. The Air Jordan Classic '91 is a new shoe that takes on a retro aesthetic with it's high cut silhouette and various overlays. This classic basketball shoe sports a black leather and patent upper with a purple inner lining and black contrast stitching. The upper and black outsole are separated by a classic white midsole, utilizing the black/white/purple colorway to do the trick.
December 23, 2009 4:00:00 PM PST
The Jordan Brand officially unveiled Chris Paul's third signature sneaker, the Air Jordan CP3.III
. Like the others, these basketball shoes feature a speckle-finished white and black midsole, which sit on a red outsole. White 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 red on the tongue, completing the White/Black-Varsity Red colorway, a black Jumpman logo appears on the heel. The second Air Jordan CP3. III basketball shoe features a Black/Orion Blue-White color-up. While this pair uses a Hornets jersey-matching "Orion blue" color for its main accent, it uses a very similar black and white upper. The mid-panel section uses laser etching of New Orleans-inspired designs, the midsole also features a speckled white and black design. As for style elements, these Air Jordan CP3. III basketball shoes feature a lot of details that are personal to Chris Paul, his team, and family. The Air Jordan CP3.III is the most comfortable basketball shoe yet. Not only does this shoe have incredible performance benefits, but also includes new Podulon technology that is incorporated into the basketball shoes.
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.