The recent “Cool Grey” Air Jordan 11 release sparked the conversation: what is the best non-original colorway? When retro Jordans became the “it” sneakers near the turn of the millenium many JB loyalists scoffed at the thought of new colorways. While OG makeups still garner their deserved share of attention, sneakerheads have come around to the new renditions, case in point the Air Jordan 11 “Cool Grey”. The past decade plus has seen numerous new colorways, but the braintrust at Nice Kicks has counted it down to the 50 best. From various “Cool Grey” releases to shoes inspired by Mike’s alma matter and interests, all were considered. Which pair took the number one spot? Click through to find out.
**Note: Excludes PEs and rarities that went unreleased to the public.
50. Air Jordan 4 White/Navy
Model: Air Jordan 4
Color: White/Columbia Blue-Midnight Navy
The first ever non-OG retro release starts our list.
49. Air Jordan 13 “Neutral Grey”
Model: Air Jordan 13
Color: White/Neutral Grey
Subtle tones and the no-bleed factor made these outlast the “Team Red” pair that dropped the same day.
48. Air Jordan 7 “Miro”
Model: Air Jordan 7
Color: White/Sport Red-Black-Metallic Gold aka “Miro”
The Barcelona Olympic inspired AJ 7s go hard in the paint.