Posts Tagged ‘Jordan’

Air Jordan 5 “Blue Suede” Takes Flight This September

Following numerous leaks of the shoe dating back to early spring, today we take our best look yet at this summer’s Air Jordan 5 “Blue Suede” release.

This premium take on the 1990-produced shoe is best defined by its lush suede upper which glows in Game Royal matched by black and silver accents at the tongue, heel branding and midsole. The tonal mesh window adds a contemporary flair to the upcoming release that lands in stores on September 20.

Take a closer look at the Air Jordan 5 “Blue Suede” below and share yours thoughts.

Air Jordan 5 “Blue Suede”

Colorway: Game Royal/Black-Game Royal
Style #: 136021-401
Release Date: September 20, 2017
Price: $ 190

Air Jordan 5 "Blue Suede"
Air Jordan 5 “Blue Suede”
Air Jordan 5 "Blue Suede"
Air Jordan 5 “Blue Suede”
Air Jordan 5 "Blue Suede"
Air Jordan 5 “Blue Suede”
Air Jordan 5 "Blue Suede"
Air Jordan 5 “Blue Suede”

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In Retrospect // Air Jordan 4 Laser “Fire Red” Pack

When it came to collecting kicks in 2005 (yes, collecting not flipping) the ‘cult’ was definitely still in ‘culture’ as lining up to get Jordans at the mall on Saturday mornings was far from mainstream even if Nelly was rappin’ about Forces and big brands were investing in a rapper from Queens or a kid from Akron.

While 2005 certainly wasn’t all Timbs, G-Units or White-on-Whites, it still mostly was as the average middle schooler couldn’t pronounce Huarache and dropping more on a pair of kicks than an entire outfit was deemed silly. Yup, real life was still the runway for a neck-breaking shoe and only impressed two or three people in the know. Still, the internet and online communities were beginning to grow as sneaker obsessors had e-homies to dap in the dial-up days. So, where were these closet kick collectors congregating on the days and nights that weren’t a Jordan Saturday?

Niketalk.

The online forum that is irreplaceable for sneakerheads approaching or above 30 and impossible to navigate for everyone else served as THE place to find out about Jordan release dates before blogs boomed or brands had a hard calendar/colorway campaign for anything with sales appeal. Yes, when it came to being up on kicks Niketalk was the end all be all.

So, 12 years ago today if you were hitting F5 on your desktop at odd hours of the morning it was because your fam on NT let you know about a Rare Air online exclusive from Jordan Brand: the Air Jordan 4 Laser “Fire Red” Pack.

Air Jordan 4 Laser "Fire Red" Pack
Air Jordan 4 Laser “Fire Red”

Retailing for a then super-steep $ 200, there was a lot to be excited about in regards to this pack but there was also a lot to complain about. On the good side, this was the closest thing to a “Fire Red” retro anyone had seen since the colorway hit the court on Mike back in ’89. The added Laser component probably could’ve been done without for any of the core consumers at the time, but in hindsight it told the story of the brand’s 20th anniversary and distinguished the drop from future variations.

While NT’ers complained about the leather wings, lack of Nike Air branding and weak inclusion of a flexfit hat and matching t-shirt, best believe everyone in the know was going to shoot their shot on these. Those lucky enough to secure a pair (this author included) still consider themselves fortunate to get them in what was one of the first online exclusive launches from JB and also a bit of an introduction to the polarizing pack/package program.

Still, the Air Jordan 4 Laser “Fire Red” lives in an odd space. Many OGs felt like they fell for the okey doke as the AJ4 would later launch in closer to OG iterations like the “Mars Blackmon” variation and the eventual real deal (though still lackluster in regards to branding and leather) launch in 2012. Just the same, the “Fire Red” Laser motif would find its way onto Fusions, effectively watering down unique appeal to some level.

Air Jordan 4 Laser "Fire Red" Pack
Air Jordan 4 Laser “Fire Red”

So, while pack pairs like the Air Jordan 12 “Nubuck” eventually dropped in solo steeze and the Laser 4’s black brethren lives on in fresh fashion thanks to Kid Cudi co-sign and Travis Scott steeze, where does this “Fire Red” pair land in the history books? Is it a sleeper? A classic? A dud? Well, as we remember the shoe that had the internet going nuts 12 years ago today, we ask you your take in the voting poll and comments section.

Regardless, thanks for the memories, JB and NT.

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The Air Jordan 1 “Wings” Finds Inspiration in MJ’s Inner Confidence

Michael Jordan’s legendary NBA career didn’t get off to the start he would have hoped. During the 1985-86 season, Jordan broke a bone in his foot and missed 60 games. The Bulls would only win 30 games that year. Yet, Jordan was able to return to the team in March, helping the Bulls secure the eight and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

In their first round series they’d face-off against the eventual champs, the Boston Celtics. Jordan averaged a ridiculous 43.7 points per game in the series, which includes his famed 63-point outburst. The Celtics would of course sweep the Bulls in three games, but Jordan’s unrelenting prowess was noted, and his ability to play without fear after recovering from injury.

The Air Jordan 1 “Wings” is inspired by his inner confidence and the understanding that hard work overcomes doubt. Outfitted in a black upper with antiqued gold undertone layer, Jordan’s wingspan marks the heel while the Wings logo rests beneath an icy outer.

Much like last years Air Jordan 12 “Wings” release, the shoe will benefit Jordan Brand’s Wings initiative — a program that promotes the importance of education around the globe and stands to inspire confidence in youth culture. The shoe will be limited to 19, 400 pairs.

Expect the Air Jordan 1 “Wings” on May 17 at Jordan.com and select retailers.

Air Jordan 1 “Wings”

Release Date: May 17, 2017

Air Jordan 1 "Wings"
Air Jordan 1 “Wings”
Air Jordan 1 "Wings"
Air Jordan 1 “Wings”
Air Jordan 1 "Wings"
Air Jordan 1 “Wings”
Air Jordan 1 "Wings"
Air Jordan 1 “Wings”
Air Jordan 1 "Wings"
Air Jordan 1 “Wings”
Air Jordan 1 "Wings"
Air Jordan 1 “Wings”
Air Jordan 1 "Wings"
Air Jordan 1 “Wings”
Air Jordan 1 "Wings"
Air Jordan 1 “Wings”
Air Jordan 1 "Wings"
Air Jordan 1 “Wings”
Air Jordan 1 "Wings"
Air Jordan 1 “Wings”
Air Jordan 1 "Wings"
Air Jordan 1 “Wings”
Air Jordan 1 "Wings"
Air Jordan 1 “Wings”
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Air Jordan 1 “Wings”

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Don C x Air Jordan 2 “Arctic Orange” // Pricing Details

This Saturday, May 13, the Don C x Air Jordan 2 “Arctic Orange” lands at select stores. And while the celebrated shoe won’t be available in men’s sizes, it will drop in women’s, preschool and toddler variations.

Pricing details for each pair has been revealed by official retailer UBIQ. Take a look below and start making plans to grab yours this weekend. Peep the full store listing here.

Don C x Air Jordan 2 “Arctic Orange”

Colorway: Arctic Orange/Arctic Orange-University Red
Style #: 923840-805
Release Date: May 13, 2017
Price: $ 350

Preschool

Style #: 923839-805
Price: $ 200

Toddler

Style #: 923838-805
Price: $ 150

Don C x Air Jordan 2 "Arctic Orange"
Don C x Air Jordan 2 “Arctic Orange”
Don C x Air Jordan 2 "Arctic Orange"
Don C x Air Jordan 2 “Arctic Orange”

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Air Jordan 8 Black/Red Reported to Release This Summer

Now that the first half of the year is quickly coming to a close, it’s safe to say that the Air Jordan 8 “Take Flight” is one of the better non-OG Air Jordans of the first six months. That, and the “Alternate” version of the shoe as well. Later this summer, the 1993 produced model will release in a Black/Red colorway.

Largely outfitted in black suede with matching leather overlays, a light infusion of red and medium grey hit the midsole and outer of this Chicago-inspired Air Jordan 8.

There are currently no release details for this upcoming drop, but stay tuned to Nice Kicks for more on the upcoming Air Jordan 8 Black/Red.

Air Jordan 8 Black/Red
Air Jordan 8 Black/Red

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Air Jordan 11 “Navy” Drops This Holiday Season

In years past, Jordan Brand has anchored their holiday lineup with a release of an Air Jordan 11. This year, though, presumably for the first-time ever, two Air Jordan 11s will drop throughout the course of November and December.

The first of those two reported to release on Black Friday is the Air Jordan 11 “Navy” edition.

Constructed in a white mesh upper matched with Midnight Navy patent leather, a University Blue Jumpman marks the heel while a white midsole and customary translucent outer rest below.

If you remember, an Air Jordan 11 “White/Navy” sample surfaced at the turn of the century back in 2000. Certainly unique when compared to the upcoming retail iteration, but that 17-year old sample likely stands as the inspiration for the Black Friday debut.

Jordan Brand has not yet confirmed the November 24, 2017 Jordan Release Date. Stay tuned for more details right here at Nice Kicks.

Air Jordan 11 “Navy”

Colorway: White/Midnight Navy-University Blue
Style #: 378037-123
Release Date: November 24, 2017
Price: $ 220

Air Jordan 11 "Navy"
Air Jordan 11 “Navy”
Air Jordan 11 "Navy" Sample (2010)
Air Jordan 11 “Navy” Sample (2010)

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DJ Khaled Debuts “Fab Five” Air Jordan 5 PE

Twisted fingers, straight fire, the Air Jordan 5 “Fab Five” PE has just been unveiled by the same guy that debuted the University of Michigan’s Jordan Brand basketball jerseys — DJ Khaled.

Still in the meeting and still on board, this photo and video preview by Khaled shows the maize based retro rendition taking on twisted finger tagging on the heel — a nod to the Michigan freshman photo — school branding on the tongue and mesh windows.

See for yourself in the photos below and let’s hope the Pope gets seeded these exclusives via Coach Beilein.

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This Air Jordan 11 Low IE “Navy” Drops Later This Year

The last time we saw a retro iteration of the Air Jordan 11 Low IE it was back in 2015, when the off-center variation of the Air Jordan 11 Low proper released in a couple of OG colorways. Today we can report that at least one new colorway of the shoe is due out later this year.

Taking an a new lifespan, the Air Jordan 11 Low IE will come outfitted in leather and suede fabrication and budding styles like this navy option. No Jordan Release Date details are readily available. Stay tuned for more.

Air Jordan 11 Low IE "Navy"
Air Jordan 11 Low IE “Navy”

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Air Jordan 1 “Metallic Red” // Release Date

While the Air Jordan 1 “Metallic Blue” continues to sit on shelves at ridiculous sales prices, Jordan Brand isn’t stalling on more drops from the timeless “Metallic Series.” Next month, the Air Jordan 1 “Metallic Red” will make its way to retailers.

Due to land in stores on its May 6 Jordan Release Date, the simplistic white and red Air Jordan 1 High harkens back to an earlier time more than 30 years ago. Do you plan to grab this piece of Jordan Brand history next month? Let us know.

Air Jordan 1 “Metallic Red”

Colorway: White/Metallic Red-White
Style #: 555088-103
Release Date: May 6, 2017
Price: $ 160

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Illuminate Your Crib with Air Max, Air Jordan & Yeezy LED Lights

They can’t mess with the light. Why is that? MK Neon is illuminating your bedroom, home office or game room with a new series of LED products and it’s lit. Shining silos like the Nike Air Max 1, adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 and Air Jordan 1, you can style your space with sneaker steeze that takes up little space but offers a bold look.

See select styles below and cop your own here.

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