When Nike tapped Warner Bros. and the Looney Tunes for the Air Jordan marketing campaign in 1992, they created a limited run of Bugs-molded VIIs for promotional displays.
Above is a close look at one of the Bugs VIIs in a Cardinal-like colorway. Not only is the shoe oversized, but the toebox was designed to fit the toes on a rabbit’s foot. You’ll also notice JumpBugs embroidery along the ankle. An equally rare ‘Bordeaux’ version also exists.
Would you like to see Bugs return for next year’s 30th Anniversary celebration?
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Feast your eyes on the Air Jordan 14 “Ferrari” in all its glory. That carbon fiber is looking so beautiful against the Red suede one piece upper. The yellow Ferrari accents bring this sneaker to life. Let’s give Jordan Brand a round of applause for the Air Jordan 14 “Ferrari.” Now let’s just patiently wait for the release date this Fall.
These babies also go perfect with our Fully Laced “Ferrari” tees. Available in red, white, and black in-store and online.
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Before the highly anticipated holiday Air Jordan 11 release, the Jordan Brand may be bringing back another classic for Black Friday.
Below are early images of the Black/Infrared Air Jordan 6, last released as part of the ‘Infrared Pack’ in 2010. While there aren’t any detailed shots yet, the shoe is accented by a more accurate shade of infrared than the last drop and appears to feature the 3M reflective underlay that was absent. We’ll surely get a better look shortly.
As of now, you can expect this release to go down on Friday, November 28.
Today’s news brings us our first detailed look at this year’s upcoming release of the ‘Sport Blue’ Air Jordan 3 Retro.
The all new retro from the Jordan Brand takes on an OG-inspired look with a black leather build and classic elephant print overlays. Grey nubuck appears to take care of the tongue, while sport royal handles the tongue and collar lining, eyelets and parts of the midsole below.
The ‘Sport Blue’ Air Jordan 3 Retro is set to hit authorized Jordan Brand accounts on August 16th.
There’s a good case to be made for the Air Jordan XI being the most important and popular sneaker in modern times. And judging from the success of each and every retro release, chances are that there wouldn’t be much argument.
But how exactly did the Air Jordan 11 come to be? What inspired it? How was it designed? You may accept it as a classic, but do you know the whole story?
Check out the video here.
As previewed back in March, the ‘Royal’ Air Jordan 1 KO High in scheduled to drop this fall.
Well, kind of. This pair actually makes use of Sport Blue to achieve the classic look. As you know, the blue hue will be featured heavily on Jordan retros this fall, coinciding with the first ever re-release of the ‘Sport Blue’ Air Jordan 6.
Does the less-then-royal shade throw the look off or will you still be in line for the release?
Earlier in the month, we showed you an auction for a pair of Michael Jordan signed, game-worn “Playoff” XIs. The sneakers, which were being auctioned by former NBA player Eric Snow, are from Game 3 of the 1996 NBA Finals where the G.O.A.T. dropped 38 on the then-Seattle Supersonics.
The auction recently came to a close and let’s just say we’re not shocked at how much the sneakers fetched. The collectible Air Jordan sneakers sold for a total of $17,126. Considerably lower than the $104,765 that the “Flu Game” Jordan XIIs went for, but still far from chump change.
What do you get the man who has it all? That’s what Michael Jordan’s kids were asking themselves when thinking about what to get their dad, the greatest basketball player of all time, for Father’s Day.
The result: the Air Jordan 1 “Father’s Day” (a.k.a. “Family Forever” 1s). It’a a special sneaker designed by MJ’s first three kids, Jeffrey, Marcus, and Jasmine, that incorporate personal design elements reflective of the Jordan family. From the all-denim upper to the colorful eyelets and Carolina blue outsole, the retro 1s are filled with significance.
What are you getting your dad?
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Last week, it was revealed that Jordan Brand would be remastering the entire retro line in 2015 starting with the Jordan IV, VII, and X. After getting a glimpse of the “Columbia” and “Oreo” IV retros, Jordan Brand just unveiled this new colorway through its Flight Club members. The IV features a shade of green with tonal accents and hits of black. No word yet on an official release, but could this be part of the Jordan Brand 2015 lineup? We’ll just have to wait and find out.
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The Air Jordan XI Retro Low has been one of the most wanted and popular sneakers of the year and looks to continue that trend with the upcoming release of the “Infrared 23.”
Dubbed by some as the “Un-Space Jams,” the shoe does bear a striking similarity to the revered “Space Jam” XIs made famous by Jordan’s appearance in the animated movie of the same name. Highlighted by a near all black upper, cement print hit on the back heel, and a clear blue outsole, the demand for the shoe will be high. Make arrangements now as this shoe is set to drop this Saturday, June 14th.