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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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.
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?
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.
For those anticipating more information about the “Cigar” and “Champagne” Air Jordan Vis, you’ll be happy to know that official details for pack are now available.
Officially known as the Air Jordan VI “Celebration” Collection, the shoes will be available on June 14. Initially thought to be sold as the pack, the shoes will instead be sold individually with each retailing at $250. Designed as a tribute to Jordan’s six championships, both sneakers feature opulent design details and accoutrements that relate to MJ’s accomplishments and the spoils of victory. With graduation season in full effect, you might want to spend some of that grad money on these to commemorate your own achievements.
What would you do with $3M worth of Nike sneakers? Someone in Central Kentucky decided to put them on their front lawn, the Associated Press reports.
In a bizarre turn of events, sneakers stolen in 2009 from Nike’s Tennessee distribution center were recently found by the Radcliff Police Department. But the women who was in possession of the sneakers, Zetta Joanna Thompson, didn’t know they were stolen. She had bought them from someone else and was trying to flip them at a flea market.
This situation seemed like quite the come-up for everyone involved—except until the woman got caught. Local customers were able to get their hands on older Nike releases and pay below retail for them—they were being sold for $5 per pair.
Watch the full news report here.
If you missed out on the first-ever Nike SB x Air jordan 1 sneaker that dropped in March, you’ll get a chance to cop the newest collab next month. Inspired by skate legend Lance Mountain, the latest SB Jordan 1s will be mismatched with one “Royal” and one “Bred” and painted in solid black and white. It’s only until the sneakers have actually been worn that you’ll start to see what’s hiding beneath the painted surface. So remember: wear your kicks.
The Nike SB x Air Jordan 1 releases on Saturday, June 7th. Both the black and white colorways will be available and retail for $150 each.
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This Saturday 08-18-2012, Jordan brand will release the Golden Moments pack, featuring the retro Air Jordan VI & VII. The Air Jordan Golden Moments pack consists of a White / Metallic Gold-Varsity Red Retro VI model, and a Black / Metallic Gold-Sail Retro VII model. Each pair of shoes include bags printed with a unique rendition of the iconic Red, White, and Blue image of the American flag. The shoes will release at select Jordan retailers, retail is set at $350. More pics after the jump.