Look at the Air Jordan 14 Retro “Thunder”

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Air Jordan 14 Retro
Color: Black/Vibrant Yellow-White
Style Code: 487471-070
Release Date: 07/04/2014

Air Jordan 14 Retro Thunder

Air Jordan 14 Retro Thunder

Air Jordan 14 Retro Thunder

Air Jordan 14 Retro Thunder

Certain colorways just work. They transcend beyond their original purpose and the confines of a certain signature or model. The “Thunder” colorway has done just that. Starting with the Air Jordan 4 “Thunder” sneakerheads took notice to the colorway and it has become revered as a classic. Then it found its way to the Air Jordan 1 “New Love” within the BMP. They would also reach an elevated status. Now Jordans has taken the black and yellow colorway and put it on the Air Jordan 14 to create a fresh new pair of kicks to the lineage.

Air Jordan 14 Retro Thunder

Air Jordan 14 Retro Thunder

The Air Jordan 14 Retro Thunder is one sneaker that many of us are definitely planning to cop later this year. It’s not just the silhouette of the sneaker that shines, but the colorway is very attractive, in the contrast of both light and dark hues. I’m actually a big fan of the darker colorway, in this case black, being more of the dominant, while yellow plays the more predominant role. This in my opinion allows the accents to have a bigger impact on the sneaker, since the brightness really overshadows the darker base. Yellow accents are mostly found on the midsole, logo, and heel as well as some grey and white accents that can be located throughout. If you plan on copping a pair then mark your calenders for July 4th, 2014.

Air Jordan 14 Retro Thunder

Air Jordan 14 Retro Thunder

Air Jordan 14 Retro Thunder

Air Jordan 14 Retro Thunder

The Ferrari inspired AJ14 feature black suede as the basis for the new look. Yellow colors areas of the midsole, logo, and feel. The dopeness lies in the simplicity of the kicks. And if you know anything about Jordan and black suede its rare that it’s a bad combination. The Air Jordan 14 Retro Thunder are set to drop on the 4th of July for $170. Keep it locked to Kicksonfire for more info as it surfaces.

Air Jordan 14 Retro Thunder

Air Jordan 14 Retro Thunder


Air Jordan 8 (VIII) Retro “Playoffs” 2013

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Air Jordan 8 Retro Playoffs

Air Jordan 8 Retro Playoffs

20 years ago to the day, Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls defeated the Phoenix Suns by a one-point margin in the 1993 NBA Finals. The threepeat was complete (the first one at least) and Michael Jordan got them there with an incredible 41 points-per-game average across the Series. While the Bulls were more or less the consensus best team in the league at the time, there were some doubts surrounding the possibility of a third championship in such a short span thanks to the strength of their Finals opponent the Phoenix Suns (Charles Barkley on their side). The Championship win would eventually become a bittersweet one, as His Airness’ first retirement from the game following the death of his father looming over the franchise. Of course, on feet for Michael Jordan during that 1993 post-season was the Air Jordan VIII Playoffs – a celebrated Air Jordan original that hits stores for the third time in history.

Air Jordan 8 Retro Playoffs

Air Jordan 8 Retro Playoffs

The celebration of MJ’s third career NBA title will continue later this year with the return of the Playoff Air Jordan VIII. Returning for the second time since their original release 20 years ago, the iconic Air Jordan VIII will arrive just as they did back in 2007. Black durabuck builds the upper, complete with their graphic printed tongue liner, heel panel, and hits of true red and concord throughout. The 2013 Air Jordan 8 Retro also appears to mark the return of the Jordan Brand’s popular retro card series.

Air Jordan 8 Retro Playoffs

Air Jordan 8 Retro Playoffs

Twenty years ago Michael Jordan completed a dominant “three-peat” by defeating the Phoenix Suns in six games. While not an official 20th Anniversary celebration of the feat, we can only think back at the incredibly high standard Michael Jordan set with championships because in today’s era, two Rings in a row simply isn’t enough. We buttered you up with a mouth-watering Beauty Shots gallery of this must-have Retro release last week, and now the time is hear to add yet another OG Air Jordan colorway to the collection!

Air Jordan 8 Retro Playoffs

Air Jordan 8 Retro Playoffs


Air Jordan 2 Retro White-Red 2014 Summer

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Air Jordan 2 Retro White-Red 2014

Air Jordan 2 Retro White-Red 2014

Last seen back in 2008 as a part of the CDP collective offerings, the White/Red Air Jordan 2 is all set to return June 7. One of the original colorways from 1986, this upcoming retro is sure to register high amongst sneakerheads once it arrives at retailers. After sharing a set of detailed images last month, we’ve got an even closer look at the highly anticipated drop for all of you sneakerheads to check out. With New Jordans gearing up to add some extra heat to the Summer, how do you feel about what’s to come?

Air Jordan 2 Retro White-Red 2014

Air Jordan 2 Retro White-Red 2014

Did the prolonged presence of the Nike Air Python in the past couple of retail seasons help prepare folks for this year’s Air Jordan 2 retro? We won’t know until the model hits the shelves, but it’s worth mentioning that the Jordan 2 hasn’t really been around for the modern era wherein OG colorways sell out near-immediately upon release. Slated for a summer arrival is this white/red version that acts as the antithesis to that bizarro Nightshade 2s pair that’s been floating around.

Air Jordan 2 Retro White-Red 2014

Air Jordan 2 Retro White-Red 2014

Air Jordan 2 Retro White-Red 2014

Air Jordan 2 Retro White-Red 2014


Air Jordan 1 Retro ’86 “Pure Platinum” 2014 April

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Air Jordan 1 Retro 86 Pure Platinum

Air Jordan 1 Retro 86 Pure Platinum

This month Jordan Brand will debut their newest Air Jordan 1 Retro 86 model inspired by the Air Jordan 2. The first Air Jordan 1 Retro ’86 features a full Black upper with Pure Platinum and White details finished with the Wings logo placed on the tongues and collar. Look for this Black/White edition of the Air Jordan 1 Retro ’86 to officially launch at select Jordan Brand retailers on April 12th, 2014.

Air Jordan 1 Retro 86 Pure Platinum

Air Jordan 1 Retro 86 Pure Platinum

The first Air Jordan 1 ’86 colorway releasing is this “Pure Platinum” version, which will be in stores on April 12th. As you can see they’ve got the safari texture attached, which serves as yet another little piece of evidence pointing towards the eventual release of one of those safari laden Air Jordan 2s that have been floating around (Although we’re still a bit puzzled as to which Air Jordan 2 this specific colorway is supposed to connect to).

Air Jordan 1 Retro 86 Pure Platinum

Air Jordan 1 Retro 86 Pure Platinum


Air Jordan 2 Retro “Night Shade”

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Air Jordan 2 Retro Night Shade

Air Jordan 2 Retro Night Shade

The Air Jordan Nightshade Pack debuted early Fall 2013. There were no Air Jordan Retro models included in that pack, but we now have a look at this Air Jordan 2 Sample that would have made the pack a lot more interesting. Check out the detailed photos below and let us know if had dropped, would you have cop’d the Nightshade Air Jordan 2?

Air Jordan 2 Retro Night Shade

Air Jordan 2 Retro Night Shade

If you can recall, Jordan Brand dropped their ‘Nightshade Pack’ last October. From the looks of these pics, it appeared as if the pack may have had larger plans in mind. Pictured below is a look at the Air Jordan II Night Shade sample. Fully equipped with a night shade upper, these joints also featured safari print detailing, reflective 3M piping and speckles about the laces and midsole and touches of vibrant neon spread throughout. Continue reading after the jump to check out some detailed looks and be sure to let us know if you would have copped these had they actually released.

Air Jordan 2 Retro Night Shade

Air Jordan 2 Retro Night Shade

Following in the footsteps of the “Nightshade” pack, this heretofore unreleased Air Jordan 2 Night Shade takes Jordan’s proprietary shade of teal and runs with it. That deep bluish hue cloaks the entire leather upper Safari-textured on the collar and toecap, smooth everywhere else with black darkly contrasting on the laces, inner-lining, heel and speckled midsole. Said speckles turn up in a flashy volt tone, starkly contrasting while matching up with the shoe’s branding and outsole-accent.

Air Jordan 2 Retro Night Shade

Air Jordan 2 Retro Night Shade


Called Air Jordan 11 Low “Nightshade” or “Green Snake”

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Air Jordan 11 Low Nightshade

Air Jordan 11 Low Nightshade

The Air Jordan 11 Low Retro Nightshade also known as the “Green Snake” is slated to debut on April 19th, 2014. The Air Jordan 11 Low Retro edition is the first “Nightshade” color scheme model set to debut this Spring/Summer 2014 from Jordan Brand, which could possible lead up to the “Nightshade” Air Jordan 2 Retro drop (nothing is confirmed yet). Today, we have some nice detailed photos to share of the “Nightshade” Air Jordan 11 Low Retro below so check them out and let us know if your starting to like the “Green Snake” Air Jordan Retro 11 Low in the comments.

Air Jordan 11 Low Nightshade

Air Jordan 11 Low Nightshade

The Air Jordan 11 Lows are some of the most sought out upcoming releases this year. Introducing a new colorway dubbed the “Nightshade,” aka “Green Snakeskin“, the sneaker sports a black mesh upper with a dope green snakeskin wrapping the entire sneaker. All on top of a white midsole and icy blue outsole, the sneaker has been making a lot of noise in the sneaker community. If you haven’t seen the sneakers yet, peep the photos above for a detailed look. Making it’s official debut April 19th, don’t miss out on this pair!

Air Jordan 11 Low Nightshade

Air Jordan 11 Low Nightshade

One of the more surprising developments this year in regards to the Jordan Release slate has been the number of Air Jordan 11 silhouettes we’ll see in the future. While most of the news is focussing on the potential return of the “Columbia” and “Pantone” Air Jordan 11s, the Air Jordan 11 Low has some key additions this summer that are sure to please. Today we get another look at the Air Jordan 11 “Green Snake” that takes the success of the GS only “Pink Snakeskin” from last year in a more literal serpent colorway. Featuring black mesh on the upper, the patent leather strip gets the textured treatment in a vibrant green while an icy sole rounds things out. Stick with us after the click to get a better view of the Air Jordan 11 Low Green Snake and be on the lookout for this pair to hit retailers on April 19th.

Air Jordan 11 Low Nightshade

Air Jordan 11 Low Nightshade

Air Jordan 11 Low Nightshade

Air Jordan 11 Low Nightshade


Air Jordan 3 “Orca” and “Infrared 23″

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The Air Jordan 3 Infrared 23 is the sort of sneaker that custom creators fiend for, as its got a pretty colorless combination for them to work with. Dank Customs for example took advantage of the sneaker for this Jordan 3 Orca colorway. The killer whale looking pair erases the Infrared 23 touches across the upper and outfits the midsole with a speckled fade.

Air Jordan 3 Infrared 23

Air Jordan 3 Infrared 23

The Air Jordan 3 will be back this weekend after a quick hiatus following the release of the “Powder Blue” version. Next up is the Air Jordan 3 Infrared 23, which sort of does its best to look like an original colorway by keeping things classic with a mixture of white, cement grey, infrared, and black. The shoes are not being billed as a Twitter link only release as far as Nikestore is concerned, which bodes will for those that will be hunting down pairs on Saturday.


Air Jordan 14 “Red Suede” for Fall 2014

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Air Jordan 14 Red Suede

Air Jordan 14 Red Suede

The Air Jordan 14‘s 2014 run just got a little bit deeper with the reveal of this new colorway. The Jordan 14 Red Suede 2014 feature a rich red suede treatment across the upper and yellow/black in supporting roles. The Air Jordan XIV in general was inspired by Michael Jordan’s love of the Ferrari, and this pair seems to go even further with that inspiration between the carbon fiber touches, the black/yellow logo, and the red body (There’s actually an ancient red suede sample that looks similar floating around out there). Get the rest of the photos on them after the break and keep in mind that these should be at New Jordans accounts for Fall, 2014.
So far, 2014 has been dominated by the Air Jordan 10 and the Air Jordan 6. An upcoming colorway of the Air Jordan 14 puts another model in the mix, showcasing the Ferrari inspired silo in lux fashion. Previewed by Andy Oliver, this pair places a deep red hue on the upper, contrasted by carbon fiber midsole detailing. Yellow accents and a lack of toe box stitching add intrigue to this pair, with more information set to surface in the near future.


Air Jordan 3LAB5 Black/Metallic for 2014

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Judging by the Air Jordan 3LAB5 debut last year and the reception it received, especially from Jordan enthusiasts, the Jumpman brand will have another go on the hybrid design this year again. And the first new design for 2014 is this Air Jordan 3LAB5 Black Metallic color scheme. Featuring an all-black tonal treatment all around, Jordan designers went back and accentuated each of the elephant/cement pattern furthermore. The process gives a “polished black metallic” appearance which contrasts nicely to the upper’s textured portion and icy translucent outsole. No official release date is set yet, but it is likely you will find these black beauties at select Jordan Brand dealers starting Fall 2014.

The Air Jordan 3Lab5 isn’t done yet. Also coming up for the sneaker is this colorway, which goes the black route as far as the base is concerned and sprinkles some silver into the accents. The pair actually ends up at the Air Jordan 3Lab5 that looks most like previous 5s thanks to the “Metallic” feel. There’s no release date just yet, but we’ll have that info for you as soon as it’s available. Continue reading for the the full peek at the Air Jordan 3Lab5 Black/Metallic, releasing Fall 2014, and give us your thoughts down in the comments.


Air Jordan 4 “Patchwork Louis Vuitton Don”

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Kanye West and Nike have parted ways, but that doesn’t mean that custom sneaker creators are going to stop cranking out crossover pairs inspired by Mr. West. The latest of those is this Air Jordan 4 pair, which takes cues from the Patchwork Louis Vuitton Don from Kanye’s LV collection. Not only is the same colorway in place, but the sneakers also have the logos along the heel and the tassel laces.
Air Jordan 4 Patchwork Louis Vuitton Don

Air Jordan 4 Patchwork Louis Vuitton Don