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. This pair is 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 pays homage to that connection as well as Tinker Hatfield. It dons the original color palette of White, Grey, Black, and Chlorophyll Green that really takes on that Trainer 1 vibe. This pair features a Grey upper that is complimented by Black elephant print and Green accents that really make the sneaker pop. The chlorophyll accents are seen on the hang tag, lower and upper eyelets, and the lining of the tongue.
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.
Nearly 30 years after the first Air Jordan model released, there’s still no feeling like lacing up a fresh pair of MJ’s finest. Let’s be honest, with the past winter we had, it didn’t seem like summer could come fast enough. We’re getting what we wanted because the heat is definitely here. Peep these Jordan enthusiasts and collectors and how they rock their J’s, and don’t be scared to hit that follow button.
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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.
This Air Jordan Retro 8 features a White and Light Grey upper that is complimented with Turbo Green and Hot Pink accents. This special pair comes with two additional set of laces to complete the “South Beach” theme. 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.
White and Grey make up the majority of this model’s upper and is complimented by flashes of color like Infrared 23 and Navy. An icy Blue outsole completes the details on this new Air Jordan 6. 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.
It’s hard to believe that it’s been 20 years since ‘He Got Game’ hit theaters as one of the most iconic basketball movies ever – no debate. The film not only showed a side of basketball that people sweep under the rug but was a debut for an Air Jordan shoe that Mike hadn’t even worn on the court yet. He Got Game came out on May 1st, 1997 and it wasn’t until October 31st, 1997 when the Chicago Bulls played the Boston Celtics that Jordan broke out the Air Jordan 13s on court at the Fleet Center in Boston. Leave it to Spike to have a pair of J’s before MJ. Thanks to Spike Lee and Denzel Washington, we were already accustomed to the shoe before that night, thanks to so many scenes in the movie.
In the film, Jake Shuttlesworth had just gotten out of jail and needed some new kicks, so he hit up a store and the associate helping him steps out of the back with a clean silver box and he kneels down to get on Jake’s level and whips out the right shoe. The look on Jake’s face is somewhere between shock & awe and hell yeah, not to mention they were “one-fiddy” after tax. From there on out you rarely saw Denzel in the movie without the shoes on his feet. The iconic scene of him playing Jesus (Ray Allen) one on one spoke volumes in what it meant to both characters and the footwear stood out.
Hyped as “the lightest Air Jordan ever made,” the 13 became the first sneaker in Nike’s history to be designed on a computer, using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator on an Apple Macintosh. The Jordan 13 wasn’t like anything before it and it was debuted to the world unlike any other sneaker then which is probably why it became an instant classic.
Last month we got another ‘He Got Game’ inspired sneaker with the Air Jordan Retro 1 that honored the anniversary with the colorway paying homage to the Lincoln High jerseys in the movie. Now, the pair everyones been waiting for is almost here. This Retro 13 comes with all its original details intact, from the White and Black tumbled leather upper to the rich suede on the bottom half of the upper to the classic Red, White and Black podular outsole and holographic bubble.
Grab your pair of the Air Jordan Retro 13 ‘He Got Game’ on August 3rd at Finishline.com.