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 quest for an NBA Championship has never been an easy journey. Few have the strength, talent and teammates to win against the world’s elite athletes. Consistently regarded as the best to ever play basketball, Michael Jordan dominated the NBA throughout the ’90s, racking up six championship rings and six Finals MVP trophies over an eight-years span. Each of those championship runs ended in similar fashion – with cigar smoke and champagne showers. As a toast to Michael Jordan’s playoff excellence, and in anticipation of the release of the upcoming Air Jordan 6 “Cigar and Champagne” Pack, we revisit some of the best celebratory moments of MJ’s career.
1990-91 NBA Championship
The Chicago Bulls defeated the Los Angeles Lakers in five games to pick up their first NBA Championship. Michael Jordan averaged 31.2 points, 11.4 assists, 6.6 rebounds per game en route to his first ever NBA Finals MVP award while rocking the Air Jordan 6.
1991-92 NBA Championship
The ‘92 NBA season ended with the Chicago Bulls prevailing over the Portland Trail Blazers to win their second straight championship in six games. His Airness averaged 32.3 points, 6.5 assists, and 4.8 rebounds, claiming his second Finals MVP award while wearing the Air Jordan 7.
1992-93 NBA Championship
In the 1993 Finals, Jordan and the Bulls conquered MJ’s 1984 draft mate Charles Barkley and the Phoenix Suns in six games to claim their third straight championship. The Bulls were the first team to three-peat since the Celtics in the ‘60s. Jordan ended the series averaging 41.0 points, 6.3 assists and 8.5 rebounds a game, taking home his third consecutive NBA Finals MVP award while wearing the Air Jordan 8.
1995-96 NBA Championship
After two years of watching the NBA Finals from home, the Chicago Bulls made their way back to the NBA’s biggest stage. This time, they defeated the Seattle Super Sonics in six games to take the Larry O’Brien Trophy back to the Windy City. MJ was honored with his fourth Finals MVP trophy while lacing up the Air Jordan 11 during the championship chase.
1996-97 NBA Championship
The Chicago Bulls went on to triumph over the Utah Jazz in six games in the ’97 NBA Finals. The world witnessed another stellar series performance from MJ, in which he averaged 32.3 points, 6 assists, and 7 rebounds a game, which propelled him to his fifth Finals MVP trophy. He did it while wearing the Air Jordan 12.
1997-98 NBA Championship
His Airness graced the court in the Air Jordan 13 for a majority of the playoffs, but switched over the to the Air Jordan 14 for a portion of the finals. MJ averaged 33.5 points, 2.3 assists and 4 rebounds to earn his sixth and last NBA Finals MVP award.
The Chicago Bulls’ historic run in the ’95-’96 season is one of the best years any NBA team has ever had. From setting an NBA record with 72 regular season wins to capturing the championship, this was Michael Jordan’s way of putting the Bulls back on the map. Now, you have a chance to own a piece of history from this magical season. Take a look at MJ’s signed, game-used “Playoff” XIs from Game 3 of the Finals against the Seattle Supersonics. If you remember, this was the game where he dropped 36 points.
The size 13.5 sneakers feature Jordan’s autograph on the medial side of the right shoe and the patent leather still looks shiny as ever. As of now, the current bid is at $6,655 with over 15 days left to go. If you have the money and want to own a piece of history, then head over to Grey Flannel Auctions.