In 1985 Michael Jordan, the man who would arguably become the greatest basketball player to ever live, won NBA Rookie of the Year. This accomplishment was the inspiration for the latest Air Jordan 1 release. The Air Jordan 1 Retro High "Rookie of the Year" features a colorway that would've matched Jordan's acceptance speech outfit, tumbled leather and suede construction, and a rich leather tongue tag. For a deeper connection to Jordan's rookie season, they also have his stats printed on the inner of the ankle collar, and the quote "This award is nice, but I just feel it is very important for each individual to go out and contribute to his team." Check out pics for details, and look for this model dropping soon.
Originally released in 1988, the Air Jordan III is widely recognized for their "elephant print" accents. Furthermore, this iconic model holds many firsts for the Air Jordan line, including the first model with a visible Air-Sole unit, first to showcase the "Jumpman" logo, and first Air Jordan model designed by Tinker Hatfield. Throughout the years they have been re-released several times, in original and all-new colorways. The latest release, appropriately named "Chlorophyll," sports a colorway inspired by the Nike Air Trainer 1 and features a color combination of Light Smoke Grey, Chlorophyll, Black, White and Sail. Plus, they also have elephant print overlays, and come with a Chlorophyll-colored hangtag. Look for the Air Jordan III "Chlorophyll" dropping soon.
In 1990, Michael Jordan laced up a pair of his Air Jordan V "Fire Red" signature sneakers before dropping 37 points while playing against Spanish League All-Stars in Barcelona, Spain. The latest Air Jordan retro release, named the Air Jordan V "International Flight," commemorates this performance with a special release. They sport a white, orange and blue colorway inspired by the uniform Jordan wore during the game, mosaic pattern on the lining and side panels that mimics Barcelona street art, "23" embroidery on the side panels, and a translucent outsole. Look for this AJV model dropping soon.
Usually the high-top and low-top models of the same sneaker resemble each other exactly, but that's not true for the Jordan XI Low Retro IE. Originally released in 1996 and worn by Jordan during the NBA Playoffs of the same year, Tinker Hatfield described his motivation behind this shoe anomaly as "I was more interested in doing a low top that was partly the Jordan XI, but fresher." The outcome included elephant print, mesh cut-outs, stitching details throughout, and an iconic AJXI outsole. The latest version of the Air Jordan XI Low Retro IE is part of the "Highlighter Pack" and features a "Rio Teal" colorway. Look for this striking Air Jordan dropping soon.
Travis Scott has teamed up with Jordan Brand for a limited edition version of the Air Jordan IV. Coined the "Travis Scott," "Cactus Jack," or "Oilers," this highly anticipated release is crafted with a light blue suede upper, features red accents, and speckled details – a colorway inspired by the Houston Oilers. They also have "Cactus Jack" branding on the heel, which is the name of Scott's record label, and include a Cactus Jack hang tag. With all the hype leading up to this Air Jordan release, they will definitely sell out instantly. Check out the pics for details, and look for the Air Jordan IV Retro "Travis Scott" dropping soon.
In recent years, you had to wait until the end of the year to get your hands on a new pair of Air Jordan XI Highs. But, not this year. First seen seven years ago, but never officially released, an all-black rendition of everyone's favorite Jordan model is here. The Air Jordan XI "Cap And Gown" is constructed with patent leather, premium nubuck, and features an icy outsole. Sure to be laced up at graduations from California to Maine, this celebratory sneaker will definitely be copped quickly. Check out the pics for a better view, and look for the Air Jordan XI "Cap And Gown" dropping soon.
What was the first sneaker legendary Nike designer Tinker Hatfield and Michael Jordan worked on? The Air Jordan III. Known for its stylish tumbled leather and unique elephant print, it's one of the most fashionable Air Jordan models ever released. Plus, to fulfill Jordan's request, they were also crafted to be comfortable "fresh out of the box." After meeting with Jordan, Tinker knew exactly what he wanted to create, but always debated one element. In early sketches Tinker included the Nike Swoosh, but as you know, the final design did not. Well, now it does. The Air Jordan III Retro Tinker NRG pays homage to the original unreleased design, complete with Nike Swoosh. After popular demand they are back for a second release this year - look for this Tinker Hatfield classic dropping soon.
Originally released in 1994, the Air Jordan X followed the initial retirement of Michael Jordan. Since it was believed that Jordan was done with basketball forever, the designers decided to give him a tribute by listing his basketball accomplishments on the outsole. But, as we all know, Jordan came back and the rest is history. The latest rendition of this popular "tribute" model scheduled to release is the Air Jordan X "Dark Shadow." Staying close to the original design and colorway, this AJX boasts a combination leather and nubuck upper, quick lace system, elastic bands across the midfoot, and a rubber outsole. Look for this model dropping soon at Sneakerhead.
For the first time since 2013 Jordan Brand is releasing the popular Air Jordan 1 Retro OG "Shadow". This highly sought-after model is following several other recent Air Jordan 1 releases that have had sneakerheads going crazy, including the "Bred Toe," "Gold Toe," "Gatorade," and "Game Royal" editions. They are crafted with soft full-grain leather upper, and feature a design/colorway that stays true to the original "Shadow" from 1985. Like other recent Air Jordan 1 releases, expect this sneaker to go quickly. Check out the pics for more details.
The Air Jordan 11 High has always had a large following, and they never last too long on the shelves. Unlike other Jordan models, the Low version shares in that popularity and every release seems to be scooped up quickly too. For the latest version of the Air Jordan 11 Low, Jordan Brand looked to the Easter holiday for inspiration. They are constructed with a white leather upper, feature an emerald green patent leather mudguard with iridescent glow, and sit atop an icey blue translucent outsole. Perfect for spring and summer, this clean version will be releasing soon. But, you can check out the pics for all the details now at Sneakerhead.
It's not always easy being a female sneakerhead, especially if you're into retro Jordans. Not only do you have to hunt down children's sizes and convert, but often the junior version lacks the premium materials and/or design as the men's model. But, Jordan Brand has recognized this and is starting to release more women's-only retro Jordans, like the Air Jordan 1 High Zip
. Crafted with soft premium leather, they feature a AJ1-inspired design with the addition of a zipper and the subtraction of the Swoosh. Plus, Jordan Brand topped off this fashion-forward modified version with a prominent red "NIKE Air" tag. You can pick up this women's model now at Sneakerhead.
Originally released in 1988, the Air Jordan III was first Air Jordan model designed by Tinker Hatfield. Working closely with Jordan, they were designed to be durable and lightweight, featured iconic "elephant print," a visible Air Sole unit, and a never-before-seen "Jumpman" logo on the tongue. Due to their popularity, the Air Jordan III "Black / Cement" has been re-released several times and always sells out quickly. With soft tumbled leather and "NIKE Air" branding on the heel that stays true to the original, it's safe to say the 2018 version will also be a highly sought-after release. Check out the pics for details, and look for this AJIII dropping soon.
Created by Tinker Hatfield, the Air Jordan XIII originally launched in 1997. With a design that was inspired by the panther, they feature two distinctly recognizable elements - the holographic panther "eye" and a sole that resembles a paw. Over the years they have been re-released in an array of colorways, including the recent "Altitude" color scheme, but 2018 marks the first time Jordan Brand will drop the Air Jordan XIII Retro "Olive". Constructed with soft suede, instead of the usual leather & nylon makeup, they have a Black, True Red, and Light Olive colorway. Although sneakerheads will instantly associate these colors with the Air Jordan IX, it looks right at home on the Air Jordan XIII also. Check out the pics for details, and be on the lookout for this retro Jordan releasing soon.
In 1992 Gatorade debuted what has turned out to be one of the most memorable Michael Jordan commercials ever made. As the story goes, the original cut of the "Be Like Mike" ad did not contain a song, when interest in using "I Wanna Be Like You" from The Jungle Book proved to be too costly, lyrics and music for the commercial were created, and the rest is history. The Air Jordan 1 Retro OG "Gatorade" Pack commemorates this ad and will be available in several flavor-inspired colorways, including this vibrant "Orange Peel" model. They feature a rich leather upper, translucent outsole, Gatorade logos, exclusive box, and even a co-branded towel. Check out the pics for more details.
One of the most beloved Air Jordan models ever created is the Air Jordan XI. Originally released in 1995, this popular model is widely known for their wraparound patent leather detail. They have been created in several highly sought-after colorways, including the "Bred," "Concord," "Space Jam," and "Cool Grey" models. But, this year Jordan Brand is dropping a whole new color scheme that has been creating a buzz on nearly every sneaker blog. The Air Jordan XI "Win Like '96" features a striking tonal red upper, contrasting black Jumpman logos, and a translucent "icy" outsole. This model is the follow-up to the AJXI "Win Like '82" that hit shelves earlier this year. Check out the pics for more details, and look for this model dropping soon.