Category Archives: Air Jordans

2001 vs. 2013 vs. 2017 Air Jordan 1 Retro ‘Royal’ Comparison

It’s only been four years since the last go-round, but the ‘Royal’ Air Jordan 1 Retro is one of the year’s most anticipated sneaker releases. Originally released in 1985, the black and blue colorway first returned in 2001, before a 12-year hiatus until the next retro. This time, Jordan Brand is promising remastered quality, which means they tried to construct it as close to the original as possible.To determine how well they did with the 2017 version, we compared every ‘Royal’ Air Jordan 1 Retro to date, breaking them down by each detail. Read on to see how this year’s release stacks up against its predecessors.

QUARTER

The leather is different on each pair and the shade of blue gradually got brighter. Unlike the 2013 and 2017 releases, nubuck fills the Swoosh of the 2001 retro.

TONGUE

The font used for Nike Air embroidery is different on each tongue, as is the material used to construct them.

LINING

There’s less padding on the 2013 retro compared to the 2001 and 2017 pairs, along with a different lining pattern. The backside of the tongue on the 2001 pair features the Jumpman logo and production number. Logo on the back of the tongue and lining color is white on the 2017 retro and black on the other two.

HEEL

Sizing of heel tabs varies each year. There’s no black stitching on the heel tab on the 2013 pair and the tab is a bit higher on this year’s retro. The 2013 pair appears to be more narrow when looking at it from behind when compared to the 2001 and 2017 pairs.

COLLAR

Note the size, shape and positioning of the Wings logo on each pair.

INSOLE

After the Jumpman graced the insoles of the 2001 Jordan retro, Nike Air returned in 2013 and again this year, but this time on OG-style white insoles.

TOEBOX

The size and arrangement of the perforations differ on each pair, as does the general narrowness of the toeboxes.

SHOE BOX

The 2001 release came with the ‘Jordan Face’ box, while the OG-style box returned for the 2013 and 2017 releases.

Kawhi Leonard Wearing Gold Air Jordan 1s

Kawhi Leonard has been spotted wearing various exclusives which includes the Gold Air Jordan 5, Gold Air Jordan 11 and Gold Air Jordan 12. Recently he was seen wearing the Gold Air Jordan 1.

Looking closer at this flashy and luxurious Air Jordan 1, we cans that Jordan Brand applied Metallic Gold across the uppers while Blue lands on the Wings logo and laces. Completing the look we have White running across the midsole along with a translucent outsole.

Below you can check out another image of the Gold Air Jordan 1. More than likely this pair won’t release to the public but let us know in the comments section if you think Jordan Brand should release them. Make sure to check back with us for more exclusives.

Air Jordan 3 USA VS Air Jordan 3 Clear Sole

Jordan Brand will release a new Air Jordan 3 for Independence Day which will feature a USA theme and will release just before July 4th.

This upcoming Air Jordan 3 will come dressed in a Sail, Sport Royal and Fire Red color combination. Currently images have yet to leak, however they are expected to have predominate Sail across the base while a mixture of Sport Royal and Fire Red is displayed throughout.

Air Jordan 3
Sail/Sport Royal-Fire Red
June 30, 2018
136064-140
$190


The Air Jordan 3 AS NRG ‘Clear Sole’ will finally release which will take place during the 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend. Originally this pair was a sample which was produced during the early 2000s.

This Air Jordan 3 comes dressed in a White, Fire Red, Cement Grey and Black color combination which overall resembles the iconic ‘White Cement’ release. In addition this pair will also feature special graphics which pays tribute to the 30th Anniversary of Michael Jordan’s win of the 1988 NBA Slam Dunk Contest. Other highlights includes Nike Air branding on the heel and a clear translucent outsole.

Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG ‘Hyper Royal’ First Look

 

Jordan Brand will have a massive Air Jordan 1 lineup for 2018. One of the upcoming releases will be the Air Jordan 1 ‘Hyper Royal’ that will debut in July.

This Air Jordan 1 will feature a Hyper Royal and Sail color combination. Although images have yet to leak, they are expected to feature Hyper Royal on the overlays while Sail is applied to the base, around the heel and Nike Swoosh on the panels. Finishing the look is Hyper Royal Blue on the outsole.

Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG
Hyper Royal/Sail
July 7, 2018
555088-401
$160

Which better : Air Jordan 12 “Cherry” or “Playoffs” ?

 

Two of the more popular and well-known Air Jordan 12s to release was the “Cherry” and “Playoffs” colorways.

Worn by Michael Jordan throughout the 1996-97 NBA regular season. This Air Jordan 12 came dressed in the beloved original White and Red color scheme.

During the home games of the 1997 NBA Playoffs, Micheal Jordan debuted the original “Playoffs” colorway of the Air Jordan 12 dressed in a simple Black and White color scheme.

Looking back at both, which pair would you consider was a better release? Cast your vote below and leave your thoughts in the comments section.

 

New Colorway of Air Jordan 1 Retro High Flyknit Details

The Air Jordan 1 continues to be the most versatile silhouette in the Jordan Brand’s arsenal as it has been dressed up in the most colors and is now being offered in numerous Flyknit selections. The initial “Bred” colored Flyknit drop was met with a bit of criticism as fanatics and purists did not favor the new construction. However, that hasn’t stopped the Jumpman as more and more of the silhouette with flexible uppers continue to hit shelves. Now, another illustrious color scheme – the Shadow – is getting the same makeover with the recurring 1985 detail in the inside of the tongue. While the OG Air Jordan 1 Shadow is scheduled to release in April of next year, this Flyknit selection is set to drop on January 13th.

Air Jordan 1 Retro High FlyknitRelease Date: January 13th, 2018$180Style Code: 919704-003

Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG RE2PECT Release on November 18th, 2017

Derek Jeter and Jordan Brand will add a brand new release to their ‘RE2PECT’ collection.  This time around it’s the Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG.

Keeping things simple this Air Jordan 1 comes dressed in Black and White.  Featuring inspirational words on the Black parts of the shoe while Nike Air branding lands on the tongue.  Other details includes all the OG Nike branding which also lands on the insoles and outsoles which completes the look.

Air Jordan 1 RE2PECT Release Date

For those interested in purchasing the Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG RE2PECT, they will release at select Jordan Brand retailers including online at Nike.com on November 18th, 2017.  Retail price will be $160.  Below you can check out a few more images which will give you a closer look.

Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG RE2PECT
Black/White
November 18, 2017
555088-008
$160

Air Jordan 1 Flyknit ‘Wolf Grey’ Golden Harvest Release Date

The Air Jordan 1 Flyknit will release in a few color options during Fall 2017. One of those releases will be the Air Jordan 1 Flyknit ‘Wolf Grey’ which is scheduled to release in November.

This Air Jordan 1 features a Wolf Grey, Gum Yellow, White and Golden Harvest color combination. Highlighted with Nike’s Flyknit technology which is done in Grey. Following we have Golden Harvest which lands on the Nike Swoosh and White across the midsole. Finishing the look is Gum on the outsole.

Air Jordan 1 Flyknit Wolf Grey Golden Harvest Release Date

The Air Jordan 1 Retro High Flyknit Wolf Grey will release at select Jordan Brand retailers on November 1st, 2017. Upon it’s release, retail price is set at $180. Continue to scroll below to check out another image and make sure to check back with us for updates.

Air Jordan 1 Retro High Flyknit
Wolf Grey/Gum Yellow-White-Golden Harvest
November 1, 2017
919704-025
$180

2017 Air Jordan 1 ‘Fleece’ Pack Release Date

Jordan Brand is now starting to release two color options of the Air Jordan 1 which is constructed with Fleece. The two will be a grade school exclusive.

The first Air Jordan 1 from this pack comes dressed in a Black, Deadly Pink and White color combination while the second is dressed in Black and Metallic Red Bronze. The Deadly Pink pair features Fleece on the liner which just peaks out while the Metallic Red Bronze uses the material on the panels, hinted on the heel and around the collar.

The Air Jordan 1 Fleece Pack is now starting to release at select Jordan Brand retailers exclusively in kids sizing like Oneness and Nike.com. Retail price is set at $95. Continue to scroll below to check out more images which will give you a better look.

Air Jordan 1 Retro High GS
Black/Deadly Pink-White
332148-014
$95

   

Air Jordan 1 Retro High GS
Black/Metallic Red Bronze
332148-022
$95