It’s hard to remember a weekend that was this full of must-have launches left and right. Sure, part of that owes to the Air Jordan 11 Low Infrared, but there’s a certain duo of drops that may even be more anticipated — the Air Jordan 6 Celebration Collection release date is set for tomorrow, June 14.
You know the drill by now, surely. (Check out more here, though.) Each shoe sports jaw-droppingly premium leather builds inspired by two famous Michael Jordan celebratory accessories — the brown pair a cigar, the green pair a champagne bottle — with beautifully contrasting accents and championship ring-inspired lacelocks.
Each hits retailers tomorrow, sold separately at $250 apiece, though still almost certainly destined for instant-sellouts. (I mean, look at them.) Nike.com will stock the shoes at 10am EDT, TWO HOURS LATER than their usual 8am.
However, Eastbay.com will still launch their stock at 8am EDT Saturday morning. Air Jordan XVIII – 2003 – Air Jordans Through The Years – Photos – SI.com
Air Jordan 4 OREO | Another 2015 Remastering
In 2015, Jordan Brand will undertake a “remastering” of the Air Jordan retro line that will have far-reaching consequences — namely better shoes for the consumer. The project is predicated on bringing a more authentic style to every retro Air Jordan, meaning materials, construction and everything else created to resemble the original Air Jordan models as closely as possible.
Higher quality leather? Check. Throwback branding, including fingers and laces on the Jumpman? Check. And so on. And one of the first shoes to get that premium treatment is this one at which we get a close look today, the returning Air Jordan 4 Oreo.
Embracing the acclaimed albeit long-gone looks of the classic retro+ colorway — it’s been absent from retailers since 1999 — the shoe sports a premium black tumbled leather upper from heel to toe, including the perforated variety in the side-panel in lieu of the IV’s typical netting.
Pale grey affords a level of contrast here and there, along with the speckled white midsole that lends the shoe its moniker.
Look, the nickname’s terrible, as are most sneaker sobriquets, but the looks remain strong a decade-and-a-half later. Does this shape up as one of 2015′s must haves? Expect it in the Spring 2015 collection.
Air Jordan 10 RED CEMENT | Another Remastered Retro
“The Air Jordan 10 Red Cement,” in which we preview another of the upcoming “remastered” retro Air Jordans, this one sporting a premium red leather upper, contrast black tumbled leather at the eyestays, tongue and collar, and pale but striking grey outsole. It’s among the first in the Air Jordan retro overhaul that’ll see materials and styling as close as possible to the original models.
Actually . . . that’s it. Check out a few more shots below, and stay tuned for plenty of updates as the days tick away. At the moment, the shoe is slated for a launch with the Spring 2015 collection.
Air Jordan 3 Black/Sport Blue | Early Looks
The Air Jordan 3 Black/Sport Blue release date is set for August 16th, but you need wait no longer to get another glimpse of the hotly anticipated new colorway.
Seemingly taking the “Black Cement” III and adding in a bit more color, the shoe sports a black tumbled leather upper, with black-on-grey Elephant print on the heel and toe, pale grey on the tongue and collar, and the eponymous shade of bold blue adding pops of color on the eyelets, midsole and liner.
All in all, it seems like the perfect sartorial compromise — a nod to the classics, with a new twist to keep things fresh. Chalk it up as a must-have?
Air Jordan 4 TEAL | First Look at Another Remastered IV
As we reported earlier this week, Jordan Brand is remastering its Air Jordan retro line starting in 2015. That means all future retro Air Jordans will feature construction, materials and styling that’s as similiar as possible to the original model, ramping up quality and making the shoes true throwbacks. As fate would have it, the Spring 2015 collection will be chock-full of Air Jordans 4, 7 and 10, so those will be the first remastered models. And today we get a glimpse at one of said IV’s — the Air Jordan 4 Teal.
The official colorway-name and launch info are still pending, but one thing is clear: the good looks are strong with this one. A deep teal covers the shoe’s premium leather build, set off by brighter tonal netting and accents, while black subtly complements on the heel, wing and parts of the midsole.
It’s not an OG colorway of course, but the easy mix of bold tones and subtle contrast makes it an unmitigated success all the same. Stay tuned for further information.
Air Jordan 11 Low Black/Infrared 23 | Three More Days
Boasting the sleek, stylish cooperation between fashion and sport that’s only afforded by black patent leather, the Air Jordan 11 Low Black/Infrared 23 releases this weekend. But you probably already knew that.
That stealthy patent leather mudguard wraps a black Cordura mesh upper, before a light grey leather heel starkly contrasts. Red then offers a pop of color, appearing on the branding and the translucent outsole’s traction pattern, but that, too, is general knowledge.
So, yeah . . . I guess we’re like CNN and the plane at this point. Check out another round of shots below, and grab the shoe at retailers on Saturday.
Air Jordan 3 Wolf Grey | Another Detailed Look Air Jordan X – 1995 – Air Jordans Through The Years – Photos – SI.com
It’s been awhile since we’ve dabbled in Air Jordan 3 Wolf Grey photos. For no good reason, either; it’s one of the year’s more highly anticipated new retro+ colorways, and the release is slowly but surely nearing. So today, this round’s on us.
Bringing a clean, crisp neutrality to the palette — one that offers good looks, but keeps the focus on the iconic design — the shoe sports tumbled grey leather throughout the upper, set off by black on the heel and collar. Silver-in-black Elephant print then adds a pop of flair on the heel, toe and eyestay, a new take on the beloved pattern, while a smoky outsole deftly completes the look.
Believe it or not, after months of waiting the Wolf Grey III is now barely a month away, set to hit retailers July 19. Keep it locked to NB for further information and potential updates, and check out a slew of photos below, courtesy of MS.
More of Saturday’s Air Jordan 11 Low INFRARED 23
We’re in the end days here. The Air Jordan 11 Low Infrared 23 releases in under a week, the final lowtop XI of the year, although thankfully not the year’s final XI of any sort. (Midtop AJ11 Columbia in December, remember.)
Think of it as a “Space Jam” spinoff of sorts: Same commitment to black on the patent-and-mesh upper, but lower and a bit more colorful thanks to grey leather on the heel, and red traction on the icy outsole. Granted, the lowtop isn’t the classic XI style, but summer is upon us; when better to lighten up your kicks a bit?
Grab a pair this Saturday, with retailers nationwide stocking them and likely selling out nearly instantly. Plan accordingly. Details and plenty of photos below.
Air Jordan 6 Black/Infrared Release in 2014?
The Year of the VI continues with another unmitigated classic, albeit reportedly not for another several months. The Air Jordan 6 Black/Infrared will certainly get its time in the sun in 2014, and probably on Black Friday.
It’s fitting that the year’s biggest shopping day would feature the shoe, as the Black/Infrared VI will likely wind up being one of the year’s most anticipated. Launching solo for the first time since the turn of the millennium — it hit stores in 2010 too, but came packaged with its white counterpart — the shoe remains stylishly faithful to the original.
Buttery black nubuck builds out the upper, with light red accents appearing on the heel and midsole, and a translucent blue outsole. If you’re scoring at home, the shade of red skews fairly light, perhaps of the “Infrared 23” variety.
Further details as they develop, but start targeting late November.
Jordan Brazil Pack Release Date, Official Photos
The 2014 World Cup, hosted by Brazil, finally kicks off this week, with the first match scheduled for June 12. And while Jordan Brand’s primary interest is the basketball court, they’re set to crossover to the pitch and honor that most important of sports events with the Jordan Brazil Pack. Today we get our best look yet at the duo.
The pack is comprised of two models, the Air Jordan 6 Brazil and Jordan CP3.VII AE Brazil, each of which accent black uppers — leather on the VI, synthetic on the CP3 — with Brazil-appropriate shades of green and yellow.
A true pack — ie both shoes are sold together — the Jordan Brazil Pack release date is set for June 21, with retail set for $500. An apparel collection supporting the shoes will launch June 12 to coincide with Brazil’s World Cup-opening match against Croatia.
Air Jordan 6 “Celebration” Pack Unboxing
As two of the most expensive singular Air Jordan releases of all time, you should probably do your homework before you purchase either of the $250 kicks included in the Air Jordan 6 “Celebration” Pack. Dropping individually this upcoming weekend, these high-class Air Jordan 6 designs are inspired by the cigar and champagne favorites of Michael Jordan and his NBA Championship celebrations. With unique materials and exquisite detailing, it takes more than stock photos to appreciate these premium pairs. Get a video preview of the entire collection down to its packaging in our latest Unboxing.
Jordan Future Black/White
The black and white edition of the Jordan Future is almost here. Following an initial rollout with glow-in-the-dark soles and multicolored uppers, the Jordan Future Black/White continues the model’s recent trend of two-tone compositions. Simplistically styled with a solid black woven upper and a translucent black outsole, the only contrast comes from a pure white midsole, gold lace tips, and a gold Jumpman logo on each tongue. Get an up-close and personal look at the black and white Future below, and tell us if these are on your list of kicks to cop this weekend in the feedback space underneath.
Air Jordan 3 “Colorado Rockies” PE Cleat
One of the rare Air Jordan retro cleats that is frequently spotted on the diamond is now available for purchase on eBay. Spotted today is the Air Jordan 3 “Colorado Rockies” PE, a rare and exclusive mile-high cleat makeup of the famed Air Jordan 3. Produced to pop with either Colorado’s home or away button-ups, these cleats feature a deep purple upper with cool grey elephant print and accents. Get a closer look below, and if you’re a size 11 or a Rockies fan, pick these up.
Air Jordan XX8 SE “Red Velvet” Maya Moore PE Available in Charity Auction
Bonafide benefactress Maya Moore is back to her giving ways, putting her special Air Jordan XX8 SE “Red Velvet” PE up for auction to benefit The United Way. Recently received in celebration of her 25th birthday on June 11th, Moore’s Air Jordan XX8 SE is inspired by her favorite red velvet cake dessert. Bringing the party to the court, the reigning WNBA Champion donned these tasty exclusives over the weekend against the Phoenix Mercury. The makeup of these celebratory Air Jordans feature a deep-red and white upper, finished off with a speckled midsole and the “MM” logo on the tongues. Get a better look at the size 12.5s below, and bid generously on these game-worn one of ones for charity here.
Jimmy Rollins Wears New Air Jordan 13 PE Cleat
Last week against the Cubs, Jordan Brand slugger Jimmy Rollins became the Phillies all-time hit leader. He made history in an all red-rendition of the Air Jordan 13 Cleat, playing to team tones and matching his Jumpman branded batting gloves. Yesterday, JR continued his kick streak by breaking out a Red/Grey AJ 13 Cleat PE. Fans of Base Kicks may recall that JB has a long history of rewarding their stars on the diamond with new cleats to celebrate their accolades, seen on the Air Jordan 11 PE made for CC Sabathia. Get a look at Jimmy’s cleats below, and congrats to Mr. Rollins on breaking the franchise record.
Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Gym Red” Release Date
The Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Gym Red” blends the most topical, tonal take on the model with team shoe styling. An all-red upper is reminiscent of you-know-whose shoes, with white branding and midsole contrast departing from the drenched do-up. Leather and suede keep it classic, with nylon nuances playing to a vintage aesthetic. Get a preview of this pair in the photo above and look for this Air Jordan 1 to launch at select Jordan Brand accounts on June 28th.
Air Jordan 6 Black/White Set to Release?
June 2014 has been the month of the Air Jordan 6, with the soccer spotlight inspiring a “Brazil” makeup, and the launch of both “Champagne” and “Cigar” renditions of the model. Today, we get a first look at a brand new style code that could be an upcoming design on the schedule. First snapped by @bilskii, this Black/White Air Jordan 6 is straight forward with a black suede and leather upper, sitting on top of a white speckled midsole and ice blue outsole, bearing striking resemblance to a custom AJ 6 for Andy Oliver that we featured three years ago. Get a better look at the latest prospective Air Jordan retro below, and tell us what you think of the colorway in the feedback space underneath.