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
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.
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.
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).
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?
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What do you get when you take an iconic shoe – say the Air Jordan 11 Concord – and lop off the collar? Well, the wildly attractive Air Jordan 11 Low Concord; basically the exact same shoe, just a few inches shorter. Is that surprising? As indicated above, everything you’ve come to love about the classic Concord is retained – shimmering black patent leather; inlaid white mesh; black liner; icy blue outsole – simply in a shorter, sleeker silhouette that’s ideal for the summer shorts-wearer. You’ve still got a month-and-a-half until the shoe hits retailers, but start crafting your plan of attack. An instant sellout is a mortal lock.
As many of our readers already know, the Air Jordan 11 Low Concord is set to release this May. Numerous images have surfaced of this low top version of the iconic Air Jordan, as today we get a look at even more. Other than it’s low cut, the shoe stays true to it’s originator with it’s traditional White mesh upper, contrasted by the signature Black patent leather overlay. A white midsole can also be seen, accompanied by it’s translucent outsole. Concord panels are also placed along the outsole, giving this shoe it’s nickname. The Air Jordan 11 Low “Concord” hits stores on May 3, 2014.
The Air Jordan 2 has been almost a rarity since the sneaker game has peaked in recent years. The last true retro of the 2s was in 2010 when the OGs retro’d. Now Jordan looks to bring the polarizing AJ2 back with fresh new colorways. The first colorway that’s been getting the brunt of the attention is the Air Jordan 2 Infrared Cement. The new mark up features the 2s in a predominantly black upper with infrared along for the ride. Also Jordan adds its coveted cement element to the kicks. You can expect these to drop on April 12th. Keep it locked to further pricing as it becomes available.
Ready for Air Jordan 2 Retro releases? According to our Jordan Release Dates page, this Air Jordan 2 adored with hits of Infrared and cement print is set for a release on April 12th, although dates are subject to change. However, we are treated with a first detailed look at this Summer 2014 drop, and quickly the thought of Air Jordan Elements surfaces due to the shoe’s penchant for borrowing signature themes from other Legacy models. Continue on for a detailed look at this 2014 sneaker release, and stay with Sneaker News for more updated info on all of this year’s most anticipated sneakers.
The Air Jordan 2 is one of the few early models that we haven’t seen release in a wide variety of modern colorways. It appears that will change next summer, when the oft-overlooked New Jordans 2014 is expected to arrive in at least three styles. According to Luvemykicks, we’ll see the OG White/Red pair hit in June, with all-new ‘Cement’ and ‘Elephant’ colorways preceding in April and May, respectively. The ‘Cement’ print accents a black-based shoe with Infrared trim, while elephant takes its place on a white-based style accented by purple. It’s been three years since we’ve seen a run of the Air Jordan 2. Will you be in line for any of these styles next summer?