It has been hard to escape all the hype behind "The Ten" Collection, which includes Virgil Abloh's "interpretation" of the Air Jordan 1 "Chicago." Arguably the most sought-after model in the collection, not only is this model a reseller's dream, but was also named Sneaker Of The Year by Footwear News. Included as part of Abloh's "REVEALING" set, this model is designed to look accessible with hand-cuts, open-sources, and reconstructions. When compared side-by-side to the original model, this OFF-WHITE version has a completely more raw and unfinished appearance. This major point of difference makes this version desirable for some, and a turn-off for others. Check out the pics for a closer look, and you be the judge.
The Air Jordan VIII is widely recognized for their signature crisscross straps and fuzzy "carpet" logo on the tongue. Originally released in 1993 and designed by Tinker Hatfield, they have been re-released in an array of colorways, including popular "Cool Grey," "Take Flight," and "Aqua." The latest release, the Air Jordan VIII Retro "Alternate Bred," has a familiar color scheme with a black suede upper, "1993" embroidery on the pull tab, carpet-style black and Gym Red logo on the tongue, and Wolf Grey accents. Check out the pics for a closer look. And, look for the Air Jordan VIII Retro "Alternate Bred" coming soon.
We have already seen many legendary Nike sneakers constructed with Flyknit technology, including the Nike Air Max 1, the Nike Air Force 1, and even the Nike Dunk. So, it was only a matter of time the Air Jordan 1 would welcome breathable and flexible Flyknit. After many rumors and teaser photos, the Air Jordan 1 Retro Flyknit will be here this weekend. Available in men's and kids' sizes, they feature the classic "Banned" colorway and are constructed with woven Flyknit, premium leather Swoosh/Wings logo, and Air cushioning. Check out the pics for an up-close view, and look for the Air Jordan 1 Flyknit dropping at Sneakerhead soon.
Camo print is not a foreign pattern to Air Jordan sneakers, and more specifically, the Air Jordan V. Last year Brand Jordan teamed up with streetwear powerhouse Supreme on an unforgettable "Desert Camo" version of the AJV. This year, Brand Jordan is going solo and releasing their take on AJV with a military-inspired design. The upcoming Air Jordan V Retro "Camo" is crafted with a soft suede upper (a departure from the original leather or nubuck models), camo print on the heel/tongue, and contrasting Fire Red accents. Available in men's and grade school sizes, look for this Air Jordan dropping soon.
If you're a fan of the Air Jordan V it has been a great summer for you. First Jordan Brand released the red hot "Flight Suit"
edition in July, and now they're following up that model with a completely new colorway for August. The Air Jordan V Retro "White Cement" features a color scheme reminiscent to the original "Fire Red," which made its debut in 1990. But, where these models differ is the addition of "cement" print on the midsole and upper eyelets. The cement print is obviously borrowed from the Air Jordan IV, and is used sparingly as a welcomed accent. Available in a whole family of sizes, look for the Air Jordan V Retro "White Cement" dropping soon.
The Air Jordan II originally debuted in 1986. Crafted with Italian leather, this luxurious court model was available in high-and-low top models, and often takes a backseat to more popular Air Jordan designs. But, this new streamlined rendition of the Air Jordan II is hard to ignore. The Air Jordan II Retro "Deconstructed"
is available in three fall-friendly colorways and are crafted with a suede upper, leather accents, tonal color scheme, and matching laces. Check out the pics of this basketball sneaker tuned lifestyle model in Black, Thunder Blue, and Sail below. You can purchase the Air Jordan II Retro "Deconstructed"
at Sneakerhead now.
Michael Jordan's fifth signature sneaker, the Air Jordan V, was originally released in 1990. This Tinker Hatfield-designed model was inspired by the World War 2 Mustang fighter jet and is known for its translucent accents, "shark teeth" graphic on the midsole, and signature lace toggle. The AJV was first available in four colorways, but has since been retroed in over 40 different color schemes - and the hits keep coming. The upcoming Air Jordan V Retro "Flight Suit" is another new take on this popular Air Jordan model. Crafted with a red suede upper, they also feature a reflective tongue, black "shark teeth" on the midsole, and instead of tradition translucent netting, they sport matching red on the side panel to complete the look. Watch for these dropping soon.
Originally released in 1998, the Air Jordan XIII Retro Low "Chutney" features a standout color way that has eluded its attractors for many years. They are crafted with a combination of leather, suede and nubuck on the upper, feature a gold "Jumpman" logo, hidden lacing system, and a colorway inspired by the interior of one of MJ's cars. This year will mark the first time this highly sought-after color scheme has ever been re-released, which is extremely welcomed news for Jordanheads. The "Chutney" colorway has always been viewed as more lifestyle than athletic, and now new-and-old admirers alike will now have a chance to purchase them nearly 20 years after their debut. Look for this retro release model dropping soon.
Although many low versions of Air Jordan Retro models don't receive the same amount of love as their high counterparts, the Air Jordan XI Retro Low is different. Known as a great summer go-to sneaker, this chopped down version first released to the public in a "White/Colombia" coloway in 2001. Since then the AJXI Low has been released in array of color schemes, including an upcoming Birmingham Barons-inspired model. They're crafted with a black nubuck upper, feature signature patent leather wraparound mudguard with iridescent-like shine, and sit atop a translucent rubber outsole. Available in a whole family of sizes, look for the Air Jordan XI Retro Low "Barons" dropping soon.
The Air Jordan IV first hit the shelves in 1989. Known for their supportive "wings" and grid mesh panels, they were promoted heavily by Nike in the famous "Mars Blackmon" ad campaign, starring Spike Lee. Back for the first time since 2010, the Air Jordan IV Retro "Pure Money" is an ultra-clean rendition of this classic member of the Air Jordan line up. They are crafted with a stark white leather upper, feature metallic silver accents, "PURE $" embroidery under the heel tab (men's only), and are topped off with a pure platinum-colored lining. The Air Jordan IV Retro "Pure Money" will be available in sizes to fit your whole family. Check out the pics for a closer look, and look for this AJIV dropping soon.
Designed by Tinker Hatfield, the Air Jordan VII originally released in 1992 and was worn by Jordan while playing on the "Dream Team" during the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona. They sport a design inspired by West African tribal art, and have been re-released in several colorways, including the "Bourdeauxs," "Olympics," "Hares," "Cardinals," and "Raptors" (to name a few). The latest edition of this popular model is the Air Jordan VII Retro "Pantone". Featuring a colorway that draws obvious inspiration from Jordan's alma mater – University of North Carolina, they're crafted with a tonal University Blue nubuck upper that sits atop a stark white outsole. Look for this clean iteration of a classic coming soon.
Although it has only been four years since the last re-release of the Air Jordan 1 OG "Black/Royal," to nobody's surprise, the hype is extremely high for this year's release. Many factors play into this, including the history of this model, the limited nature of the 2013 release, and the expectation of higher quality construction. So what can you expect from this year's release compared to the 2013 model? We took a look to find the most notable differences, and here's what we found. The shade of blue (2013 has a slight purple hue), materials (2017 features textured/tumbled leather), tongue (2017 stays truer to the original with more padding/white lining), and height (2013 is a bit shorter) have all changed. Check out the pics for details, and look for this Air Jordan classic dropping soon.
With Easter quickly approaching there are a lot of holiday-inspired colorways hitting the shelves. And since Easter is fueled by candy, bunnies, and Easter egg hunts, it only makes sense to feature a collection for the children. The Air Jordan 1 Mid BG "Easter Pack" contains two kid's models that feature season appropriate colorways. Available in tonal pink or tonal blue, both models are constructed with durable canvas and sit atop stark white outsoles. Check out the pics for a detailed view, and look for these dropping soon at Sneakerhead.
There are many Air Jordan models that have been made in EXTREMELY limited numbers. These kicks include player exclusives, limited collaborations, and unreleased editions. And, until now, one of these collections included a group of Air Jordan models that have only been made available to Michael Jordan Motorsports team members. After years of interest, Jordan Brand is finally releasing one of these models, the highly sought-after Air Jordan IV Retro "Motorsports". Other than the "Mars Blackmon" graphic on the side panel, they stay remarkably true to the original limited 2006 version with a "White/Varsity - Black" colorway. For more info check out the pics, and look for this "Motorsports" model dropping soon.
The Air Jordan VI originally released in 1991 and has re-released many times since, including the "All-Star"
model that just hit shelves earlier this year. Jordan brand is following up the color-changing "All-Star" edition with this Air Jordan VI Retro "Alternate" version. Featuring a colorway similar to the popular "Hare" Jordan models, they are constructed with white micro-perforated leather, Pure Platinum nubuck, and Gym Red accents on the heel, tongue, and midsole. Plus, they also sport "1991" embroidery on the inside of the tongue, and a translucent outsole. Look for this Air Jordan VI "Alternate" dropping later this month.