After the highly anticipated return of “Motorsport” 4’s earlier this year, Jordan Brand smartly expands upon the favored theme with an Away iteration that flips the tonal script to a much darker palette.
An ode to Michael Jordan’s Motorsports team assembled back in 2004, this alternate version of the original opts for high-grade black leather in lieu of white while that same Game Royal shade makes its presence felt on this new pair. Matte silver and white midsole tooling punctuate the Air Jordan 4 “Motorsport Away” that lands in stores this weekend on June 17.
Take a detailed look courtesy of Sneaker Politics below. Read more
The KAWS Jordan 4 is primarily made up of premium gray suede. The collaborative design features a glow-in-the-dark outsole and KAWS’ signature “XX” logo on the heel and lace tips and comes complete with custom footbeds and subtle embroidery throughout. The design even comes accompanied by special hangtags and packaging while “KAWS” branding graces the inside of the tongue on the left shoe in place of the usual “AIR JORDAN”.
Take a closer look at the video below via HYPEBEAST.
On April 1st, the Air Jordan 1 “Royal” will finally find its way back to retailers in remastered form. Releasing in an era where all Jordan 1’s are cared for and produced as they were decades ago, the drop at the top of next month is one of the most anticipated of the year.
Take a closer look at the Air Jordan 1’s below. Read more
As we await an official Jordan Release Date for the upcoming KAWS x Air Jordan 4, many are beginning to speculate as to when the collaborative shoe will drop. Most pegged Air Max Day 2017 as a potential launch date, which isn’t hard to believe. It’s been confirmed the shoe will release this month, as select pairs are already finding their way to Jordan Brand affiliates.
Masterfully placed in lush gray suede with KAWS’ signature logo designs stamped across the upper and the shoes glow in the dark outsole, Kenlu provides the best look yet at the shoe and its special edition packaging.
Take a closer examination of the KAWS x Air Jordan 4 below. Read more
Jordan Brand is focusing on two unique elements of their brand DNA this summer: its penchant for implementing University Blue coloring in much of its collections, and its history for premium craftsmanship that extends over a lengthy history. Both those elements shine today as they debut select summer 2017 releases.
Largely featuring Lows – as one would expect with summer in mind – the standout of the grouping is the Air Jordan 11 Low “University Blue.” Releasing for the first time since 2001, the smooth University Blue patent leather upper odes to MJ’s championship glory at North Carolina. We’ll also see the release of the “Baron” 11 Lows, inspired by MJ’s time in Birmingham playing baseball with the team of the same name following his first retirement from basketball.
Both the Air Jordan 13 Low “Chutney” and “Navy” return from the depths of 1998. Each of these OG colorways is restored with modern sensibilities without taking from their nostalgic essence. Additionally, the Air Jordan 7 will post an interesting showing this summer emerging in a University Blue colorway that was first seen at the World Basketball Festival in 2010. Next season will be the styles first run at retail.
Another premium Air Jordan 5 also launches this summer slightly trailing its “Take Flight” counterpart in olive earlier this year. This monotone Pure Platinum edition highlights leather woven detailing and an overall progressive approach to the 1990-produced silhouette.
Lastly, the Air Jordan 1 High Deconstructed returns in University Blue and Pink to celebrate premium craftsmanship and the pastels that make both spring/summer a time to experiment with color as well as lightweight construction.
Take a closer look at Jordan Brand’s summer 2017 lineup below. Read more
With the impending release of the “Motorsport” 4’s on March 25, Jordan Brand saw this second coming as a prime opportunity to further their Alternate series yet again.
Paying homage to Michael Jordan’s passion for motorbikes while utilizing the original Air Jordan 4 “Motorsport” colorway as a canvas, this Alternate iteration is grounded in black, white and royal blue, celebrating a reverse aesthetic of its aforementioned counterpart.
Take an official look at the Air Jordan 4 “Alternate Motorsport” below and mark June 17th as a tentative release date. Read more
Originally inspired by Michael Jordan’s motorcycle racing team, and gifted to 16 members of that squad, the Air Jordan 4 “Motorsports” makes its returns this spring although without the Mars Blackmon logo branding over the traditional white and red palette.
Instead, this white and royal iteration celebrates a new chapter in Jordan Brand history exploring striking hues and remastered construction. Take an official look below. Read more
We already knew that the February 18th release of the Air Jordan 12 OVO “Black” would be limited, but we just weren’t sure how limited? Well, Footaction is only releasing the shoe at one store. Yes, one store in the entire US of A.
If this is any indication of just how rare retail presence of the shoe will be, don’t anticipate even difficult cop; it’ll be almost impossible. Undoubtedly there will be some retail exposure in New Orleans during NBA All-Star weekend, but even that’s extremely hit or miss.
Footaction’s 32 State Street location, of course, is just one retailer. You can expect other stores to release pairs although likely on the same scale. Stay tuned for more info as the February 18th release date approaches. Read more
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After a long wait and many unanswered questions, the Black Air Jordan OVO 12’s will finally release on February 18th at select retailers during NBA All-Star Weekend. The shoe will retail at $225.
Much like the launch of the “White” 12’s which dropped last September, this luxurious black pair will be a must-have upon release. Defined by premium materials like lush suede and stingray leather, signature moments can also be found at the insole where a Metallic Gold OVO owl logo is located. Yet what truly defines the shoe is its rich, caviar-textured mudguard, an update seemingly exclusive to October’s Very Own releases.
Make sure you circle February 18th on your calendar as the official Jordan Release Date for the Air Jordan 12 OVO “Black” and stay tuned as retailers will be announced leading up to the NBA All-Star weekend launch. Read more
A militaristic aesthetic imposes upon the Air Jordan 8 later this month when the subdued “Take Flight” iteration lands in stores.
Inspired by the famed UNDFTD x Air Jordan 4, an olive green shade blankets the upper to ignite the sartorial presence of a military bomber jacket. Max Orange and Black accents fill the remainder of the model that carries a January 28th Release Date.
Take a closer look at the Air Jordan 8 “Take Flight” below. Read more
While dropping at European retailers this weekend (yesterday on January 21st), the Air Jordan 12 “Chinese New Year” will release on the following weekend for U.S. and Canada sneakerheads.
Essentially a Chinese zodiac themed variation of the Air Jordan 12 “Taxi”, the look is easily familiar to fans of the 12’s with a few subtle nods to Chinese culture. A bamboo texture appears below the white leather upper while wooden-like eyelets rest slightly below the tongue outfitted in Chinese symbols.
Make sure to mark January 28th on your calendar as the official Release Date for the Air Jordan 12 “Chinese New Year” and take a closer look below via Livestock. Read more