The 2019 NBA All-Star Game is going to held in Charlotte, North Carolina, and an Air Jordan Retro 9 inspired by Michael Jordan’s Carolina beginnings will be releasing just in time for the celebratory weekend. Usually when it comes to nods to MJ’s alma mater, that familiar shade of Carolina Blue takes center stage, but this time around it is Midnight Navy that is responsible for the most of this offering’s real estate. It’s only right that Jordan Brand pays homage to MJ’s history in the state with the classic colorways that honor his time in a Tar-heels jersey.
The sneaker’s textured leather upper is shaded in the clean hue, while glossy leather in dark navy is used to cover the rest of the style. Hits of light blue are also seen on the branded areas across the tongue and heel area, followed by a white outsole to top it all off. This Air Jordan 9 Retro dons a colorway that mixes a Tar Heel friendly palette of White, University Blue, and Midnight Navy with patent leather accents that are reminiscent of the 2002 release of the Air Jordan 9 Low ‘Pearl Blue’. That memorable low-top release is fondly remembered because of its clean look but you always need a high top to compliment the low top.
Grab your pair of the Air Jordan Retro 9 ‘Pearl Blue’ on February 9th at Finishline.com. Make sure you check with your local store for more release details.
Jordan Brand bodied 2018 like MJ on Muggsy Bogues in the ’90s and now they’re taking it up a notch to start 2019. When it comes to the sneaker world, some colorways get passed over for not having the “MJ effect”, which is the tie of Jordan wearing them in an important game or making a memorable play that people will never forget. Most people think of the Retro 13 when they hear a Jordan Retro in the ‘Flint’ color scheme. JB has never shied away from adding old color schemes to new silhouettes in its storied history and that’s just what we get on the next Air Jordan Retro 6.
Being one of the more popular non-original colorways from Jordan Brand is the ‘Flint’ color blocking, which was made famous on the Air Jordan 7, and later used on the Air Jordan 9, and Air Jordan 13. This Retro 6 gets done up with Grey suede covers the shoe’s underlay in a weathered-looking material while White leather is utilized on the rest of the upper. Black details break up the look, while hits of Indigo and Infrared add pop at the heel, tongue, and sole. Also unique to this colorway is a new branding tab on the lateral side that we’ve never seen on this model.
Grab your pair of the Air Jordan Retro 6 ‘Flight Nostalgia’ on January 12th at Finishline.com. Make sure you check with your local store for more release details.
Back in 1995, Jordan Brand dropped a collection of five Air Jordan 10’s that were called the ‘City Pack’. The five shoes represented the cities of New York, Sacramento, Orlando, Chicago, and Seattle. All the teams in these cities are notable for the times MJ battled with them throughout his career. You may remember that back in 2016 JB dropped a different city collection that was made up of eight cities, some new and old; New York, Charlotte, Chicago, Los Angeles, London, Shanghai, Paris and Rio. Now, Jordan is dropping an OG pair from the 1995 collection that sneakerheads have been wanting to get their hands on.
The Air Jordan Retro 10 ‘Orlando’ has become a classic over the years. One of the most notable facts about the shoe is that MJ never played in it but an opponent of his, Nick Anderson, wore them during Michael Jordan’s first retirement as a player exclusive. Coming dressed in an Orlando Magic color scheme that is too clean, you’ll have a hard time passing. The shoe comes covered in a White leather upper with Black and Royal accents placed on the tongue, eyestay, ankle, heel, inner liner, midsole, outsole, and branding.
Grab your pair of the Air Jordan Retro 10 ‘Orlando’ on December 1st at Finishline.com. Make sure you check with your local store for more release details.
When he was off the court, Michael Jordan regularly rotated Nike’s best footwear on a frequent basis. In 1987, right at the time of the release of several iconic Nike shoes, MJ favorited the Air Trainer 1 ‘Chlorophyll’ on a regular basis. Like we saw on the Air Jordan Retro 6 that was released back at the beginning of October, the colorway was inspired by some of Tinkers most famous works that were personal favorites of none other than Michael Jordan himself. Tinker Hatfield’s game-changing Nike Trainer 1, which revolutionized cross-training, introduced the world to Chlorophyll color schemes in 1988.
This next release of the upcoming Air Jordan Retro 3 pays homage to that connection as well as the architect behind the shoes, Tinker Hatfield. It takes on the original color palette of White, Grey, Black, and Chlorophyll Green to achieve that Trainer 1 aesthetic, and given that both silhouettes share the same year of release, the crossover works rather seamlessly. This retro features a Light Grey upper with Black elephant print overlays and is complimented with Green accents that really make the sneaker pop. The highlighting chlorophyll accents are used for the hang tag, lower and upper eyelets, as well as the lining behind to tongue, while a grey outsole tops it all off. If you’re a lover of the Jordan 3 or Air Trainer 1 then you’re going to want to add these to your rotation.
Grab your pair of the Air Jordan Retro 3 ‘Chlorophyll’ on November 10th at Finishline.com. Make sure you check with your local store for more release details.
Last year we saw the Air Jordan Retro 1 get remixed with a satin upper in the ‘Royal’ & ‘Bred’ colorways and then Jordan Brand flipped the switch again this year and did the ‘Shattered Backboard’ colorway for the ladies. Now, a new retro model is getting blessed with a satin upper. The ever popular Air Jordan Retro 5 is shedding its leather upper for a smooth satin vibe that brings a whole new feel to the shoe. The ‘Satin’ Jordan 5’s, a prototype colorway from 1990 that never saw a release, prominently features the Jumpman’s classic color combination of black and red that’s been used on everything from the Jordan 4 to the Jordan 11.
A luxury black satin upper sits on top of the Jordan 5’s P-51 Mustang-inspired two-tone speckled Red and Black midsole. Accents are provided by a 3M tongue with a red embroidered Jumpman, tonal Black Jumpman detailing on the heel, and a translucent outsole. For a final interesting touch, “Recognize” and “Greatness” are embroidered on the inside of the shoe’s tongues, nodding to Michael Jordan’s iconic legacy.
Grab your pair of the Air Jordan Retro 5 Satin ‘Bred’ on November 3rd at Finishline.com. Make sure you check with your local store for more release details.
Enter your name in the raffle to reserve your pair! Reservations Close on Monday Morning on October 29th.
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Even though were already in the fall season, Jordan Brand is going tropical for their next release. We’ve seen the South Beach colorway take over numerous models throughout Nike Basketball and Nike Sportswear and now the Air Jordan Retro 8 ‘Turbo Green’ seems to have gotten some South Beach inspiration. After being seen briefly earlier in 2018, Jordan Brand’s Air Jordan 8 is back on the calendar for fall with a colorway that will have you wanting to go south for the winter.
Dressed in a White, Turbo Green, and Multi-Color color scheme. This Air Jordan Retro 8 features a White and Light Grey upper highlighted with Turbo Green and Hot Pink accents. A darker shade of Grey covers the midsole, while coming with two additional set of laces to complete the “South Beach” theme. There is also a touch of Orange spotted on the toe and tongue patch. With so many tropical tones taking over this retro you’ll have to fight the urge to head to the beach, unless you got it like that.
Grab your pair of the Air Jordan Retro 8 ‘Turbo Green’ on October 13th at Finishline.com. Make sure you check with your local store for more release details.
Enter your name in the raffle to reserve your pair! Reservations Close on Monday Morning on October 8th.
Earlier this year, Jordan Brand reached back into the archives to bring some designs to life that never got the chance when they were originally sketched by Tinker Hatfield. So far we’ve gotten an alternate versions of the Air Jordan 3 and Air Jordan 13 that were supposed to be the original design but were then scrapped for other looks. Now, Jordan is releasing a special Retro 6 that honors the legendary designer with a colorway he loved but never got pushed through. The design is the same as the one we’ve loved all these years but is now getting draped in a color scheme that we’ve never seen.
After all these years, this new Tinker Hatfield version is set to release in one of his original color schemes that failed to hit retailers. White and Grey take up the majority of this model’s real estate while flashes of color appear by way of Infrared 23 and Navy accents on elements the likes of its tongue, midsole, and heels. An icy Blue outsole and this silhouette’s customary perforations scattered across its upper complete this new Air Jordan 6 look. If you’re a lover of classic Jordan history, then you’ll want to add these to your collection.
Grab your pair of the Air Jordan Retro 6 ‘Air Trainer SC II’ on October 6th at Finishline.com. Make sure you check with your local store for more release details.
Enter your name in the raffle to reserve your pair! Reservations Close on Monday Morning on October 1st.
Being a part of Jordan Brand is a special honor that not many get the honor of. The elite club of Jordan athletes, entertainers, and musicians who are on that special roster get their special pick of product, dope events, and even some get their own retro collaboration or signature model. Like we saw at the Super Bowl, Justin Timberlake got his own special iteration of the Jordan 3 and now Carmelo Anthony is getting his own version of the Air Jordan 13. This special retro is a part of the ‘Back To School’ collection that honors the respective alma maters of Jordan family members Russell Westbrook, Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony.
This smooth Retro 13 is the final piece of the ‘Back to School’ collection and some may even say that it’s the best one yet. Donning the colors of Melos high school, Oak Hill Academy, this Jordan pays homage in the perfect fashion. The Oak Hill Academy is known as one of the best high schools for basketball in the entire country with alumni the likes of Anthony, Kevin Durant, Rajon Rondo, and more. Sticking with the theme of the entire pack, this Jordan 13 ushers in a Black, University Red, and University Gold color scheme to match the Warriors of Oak Hill, while opting to add sporty satin and suede details for another premium aesthetic. Like the other two entrants in this pack, its insole sports ‘Class of 2002’ on the right sneaker with Melo’s signature Jordan Brand logo placed on the right. These are perfect for the upcoming fall months.
Grab your pair of the KIDS SIZES of the Air Jordan Retro 13 ‘Class Of 2002’ on September 15th at Finishline.com with Free Shipping. The Men’s Air Jordan Retro 13 is no longer launching in the marketplace and will NOT BE AVAILABLE in stores or online.