In the mid 80s when the Air Jordan 1 released they weren't only being laced up by basketball players, but skateboarders too. Drawn to their edgy design and comfort, skateboarders adopted the Air Jordan 1 as their own, and they were even worn by the legendary Bones Brigade (including Tony Hawk). Although it took a while, Nike has come a long way to cater to skateboarders and their specific needs, including the creation of co-branded AJ1 models. The latest of these creations is the Nike SB x Air Jordan 1 High OG Defiant. Built with a special coating that wears away only to reveal bright orange and pink panels, this limited edition model truly needs to be used and abused to enjoy. Check out the pics for details and look for the Nike SB x Air Jordan 1 High OG Defiant dropping soon.
With spring upon us and summer just around the corner, we are starting to see a lot of sneaker releases that'll fit the warmer season perfectly. One of these women's-only releases is the Air Jordan XI Retro Low "Pink Snakeskin." Last seen in 2001, they sport a white leather upper, wraparound glossy "snakeskin," rope laces, full-length Air-Sole unit, and
a translucent outsole. Versatile, comfortable, and stylish, this reptilian version of the popular Air Jordan XI Low could easily become your go-to summer sneaker. Check out the pics for all the details.
To celebrate their 30th anniversary, Jordan Brand is re-releasing the Air Jordan IV in an original colorway. Designed by Tinker Hatfield, the AJIV hit the shelves in 1989 and were promoted by a series of commercials starring Michael Jordan and Spike Lee aka "Mars Blackmon." The 2019 version of the Air Jordan IV Retro "Bred" was crafted to their original specs and feature a Black / Fire Red - Cement Grey colorway, signature webbing on the side panels, "NIKE AIR" branding on the heel, and OG packaging – including hangtags. A true and timeless classic. Check out the pics for details, and look for the AJIV "Bred" dropping soon.
This time of year can only mean two things: students across the world are anxiously waiting for the end of the school year, and (coincidentally) another highly-anticipated "Cap & Gown" release from Jordan Brand. For 2019 they're following up the popular Air Jordan XI "Cap & Gown" with the Air Jordan XIII "Cap & Gown," and the colorway is identical. They feature a clean tonal black upper with suede construction, patent leather overlays, and instead of a holographic "panther eye," this version has an embossed metal "23/Jumpman" logo. Plus, they even have translucent accents on the outsole. Look for this elegant take on the AJXIII dropping soon.
The fresh and clean Air Jordan 11 has always been a favorite among sneakerheads. And, unlike low versions of other Jordan models, the AJ11 Low is a universally loved make-up of this beloved model. So, whenever a low version drops, it's quickly scooped up. That is most likely going to be the case for the next AJ11 Low release. Available for the first time since 2001, the Air Jordan 11 Retro Low "Blue Snakeskin"
is constructed with a white leather upper, white midsole, and icy blue outsole. Plus, instead of traditional patent leather, they sport a textured scale-like snakeskin-inspired mudguard, that makes this model absolutely perfect for spring. Check out the pics for all the reptilian details. You can purchase the Air Jordan 11 Retro Low "Blue Snakeskin"
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The popularity of the Air Jordan 1 right now is off the charts, which means Jordan Brand is dropping new colorways constantly to keep up with the demand. The latest AJ1 drop, the Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG "Phantom," features subtle details and an overall clean design. They are constructed with Sail-colored "crinkled" leather upper, feature red stitching throughout, and a tonal outsole. Another uncommon design element on the "Phantom" is the addition of metal eyelets, which were never used on the original 1985 design. Like every other Air Jordan 1 release lately, look for this model to fly off the shelves. Check out the pics for more details.
Originally released in 1991, the Air Jordan VI Retro "Infrared" was the sneaker Michael Jordan wore while winning his first NBA Finals championship. It was designed by Tinker Hatfield, and inspired by Jordan's slant-nosed Porsche. The last year the coveted Air Jordan VI Retro "Infrared" re-released was 2014. Although they did stay true to the original design, there was one major change - they featured a "Jumpman" on the heel instead of "NIKE AIR." After Jordan Brand saw all the complaints fill blogs around the internet, the 2014 version is going back to the original embroidered "NIKE AIR," and Jordanheads could not be happier. Look for the Air Jordan VI Retro "Infrared" dropping soon.
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.