Nike’s skateboarding department and Michael Jordan’s personal brand have merged to create the much-anticipated Nike SB x Air Jordan 1. Paying homage to the longtime relationship between the two, the first rendition of the mashup is designed by multimedia artist Craig Stecyk. Coming in a green and black colorway that features a chroma-like finish, the inaugural SB Air Jordan 1 contains detailing in the form of a black and white polka dot print around the ankle collar and tongue. Stecyk’s signature tribal visual print adds another element, stamping “AJ One SB” on the heels and inner lining. Get a closer look at the collaborative production between two different cultures below, and prepare for these to drop in on March 15th at select Nike SB and Air Jordan dealers.
Air Jordan is the official footwear and apparel brand of the greatest NBA players of all-time, Michael Jordan. The Air Jordan line was an instant hit thanks to the high flying rookie from North Carolina, as well as one of the best marketing campaigns put together by Weiden and Kennedy. Every year since 1985, the latest signature of the Air Jordan series makes its debut with increasing anticipation from public. Since their initial debut, Jordan shoes have been the top selling signature basketball shoe that Nike has ever produced. In addition to the signature Air Jordans , Jordan Brand has a major presence in the basketball and lifestyle market. Despite the fact that Michael Jordan retired from basketball in 2003 (for the 3rd time) his Air Jordans are still the top selling models for many sneaker retailers. The legacy of Michael Jordan lives on with the release of new Jordan shoes each year and re-releasing retro Air Jordans.
Retro Air Jordan shoes are remakes of the classic Air Jordans either in the colors Mike wore back in the day, or slightly modified to match with current trends.
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Where’s Usher getting his kicks these days? Following all-gold takes on the Air Jordan 3 and Air Jordan 9, Mr. Raymond switches his style up with an Air Jordan 11 “Elephant Print” debut. Set to a grey base, this AJ11 swaps the standard patent leather mudguard for that of 3M elephant print. Are these a one-of-one for Usher or the latest drop the from the Jordan LAB collection? Stay tuned to Nice Kicks for more information.
The latest release of Michael Jordan’s third signature is a brand new colorway that gives off a classic vibe. Featuring a style similar to a few of the shoe’s original looks, the Air Jordan 3 “Infrared 23″ features a white tumbled leather base with traditional cement and black elephant print. New details comes from the recently-trending infrared hue, adding fresh flare to the timeless silhouette. First time colorways bring brand new opportunities from a styling standpoint, and this latest style code of the AJ 3 presents a wide array of options. From denim and sweatpants, to cuffed pants and khakis, the “Infrared 23″ 3s allow for individual styling.
Surf through our latest On-Foot Look to get a full preview of how the Air Jordan 3 “Infrared 23″ will look when worn with different styles of pants. Tell us what you plan to hook them up with in the comment box at the bottom of the page, and find the latest Jordan 3s on March 8th at select Jordan Brand retailers, including in-store at the Nice Kicks Shop.
The Air Jordan 3 “Infrared 23″ is the latest take on the iconic elephant-printed silhouette, adding a fresh new style code to the model’s line. Continuing Jordan Brand’s “Infrared 23″ trend of 2014, this rendition uses mostly quiet tones and subtle detailing to give the colorway an original feel. Get a full video review of the upcoming release above, and tell us if this pair a must-have for you in the feedback box underneath.
As if your walls aren’t already covered in kicks, the Air Jordan “History of Flight” Poster Series by Sneaker Bodega allows an artsy way to showcase your sole passion. Each 18 x 24 inch print packs a dope rendering by Dillon Stout, showcasing the shoe’s shape and history. Running just $15 a pop, you can pick up a poster now at Sneaker Bodega.
Last week, Campless came through with some major findings. After data-mining 2013 eBay sales for Air Jordan models 3-14, he discovered that $62 Million was made off sales within that silo range alone. Going off those numbers, Quartz is reporting that one out of every three dollars spent on eBay sneaker shopping goes to Air Jordans. While recent figures from Forbes provided some insight into Jordan Brand’s grip on the sneaker market, this provides more insight into how much pull they have in the aftermarket.
The latest colorway of Michael Jordan’s iconic third signature comes in the form of the Air Jordan 3 “Infrared 23″. Familiar to the famous White/Cement style code that originally styled the silhouette in 1988, this rendition adds more black detailing and brightens the accenting tone. A white base and the same grey and black elephant print make up the upper, while black extends out on the midsole and outsole. Black also colors the tongue and ankle collar, while infrared adds pop on the eyelets, visible Air, and on portions of the outsole. Get an up close and personal look at the makeup for yourself below, and tell us in the comment box if you’re chasing the ticket for these when they release March 8th.
Arguably the best, most wearable silo of all time, the Air Jordan 3 “Infrared 23″ sees a fresh take on a classic color palette. White tumbled leather finds familiar territory on the upper, with cement grey elephant print placed profoundly on the toe box and around the heel. A black midsole matches that of a black leather tongue, with the trademarked Infrared 23 tone taking to the eyelets and Air bubble. Peep official images of this upcoming Air Jordan 3 release and head to your local or online Jordan Brand account to pick up a pair this Saturday.