Yesterday, @nikestore teased a special release for Jordan fans today at 10am EDT. However, a technical issue during this morning’s launches caused Nike to postpone not only the release date sneakers set to launch today, but also a scheduled Jordan restock. At the designated time, 10 am EDT, a number of coveted recent retroes populated on Nike.com under ‘New Arrivals,’ but customers were unable to add any of the pairs, including the “Fear” 4s, Retro ’88 3s, “Infrared” 6s and “Gamma Blue” 11s, to their carts. Stay tuned to Nice Kicks for info on the rescheduled restock, which will surely feature a number of noteworthy Jordans previewed today.
Jordan Brand represents Michael Jordan, the Air Jordan line, and a host of Jordan branded sneakers. Aside from Michael Jordan the brand includes athletes Dwayne Wade, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Joe Johnson, Ray Allen, Richard Hamilton, Derek Jeter, and more.
The latest shoe in the Air Jordan signature line was officially unveiled earlier today in New York. Michael Jordan’s 29th signature sneaker, the Air Jordan XX9, is the first performance-based shoe to feature a woven-constructed upper.
“This shoe (the Air Jordan XX9) fits the foot better than any other shoe we’ve created,” said Mark Smith, Jordan Brand’s Global Creative Director, who was on hand along with other notables of the brand, such as Tinker Hatfield (Vice President of Creative Concepts), Larry Miller (Jordan Brand President) and Michael Jordan himself.
Tailored for flight and featuring a Flight Weave upper for a personalized fit, here’s your first look at the Air Jordan XX9 via @DarrenRovell. Keep it locked to Nice Kicks for all the pertinent info regarding the latest Air Jordan, which is set to launch in September of this year and also includes Flight Plate technology.
How will Jordan Brand outfit Russell Westbrook for the playoffs? It’s safe to say he’ll be #TailoredForFlight after viewing a new teaser video shared by the brand. In the clip, we see a tailor crafting something custom for Mr. Westbrook, which the OKC point guard immediately deems worthy of saving for the postseason. Check out the short video above, and stay tuned for more from Westbrook and Jordan Brand.
The Jordan 6-17-23 was a mathematically inspired hybrid bringing together two Air Jordan shoes whose summation equated to MJ’s iconic prime number of 23. After being retired for almost three years, the Jordan 6-17-23 makes its return for some short lived action in an Infrared 23 makeup that is set to release at select Jordan doors next weekend including Nohble.
Serving as the introductory signature of Michael Jordan’s now legendary line, the Air Jordan 1 still plays a pivotal role in the history of sneaker culture both on and off the court. Designed by Nike legend Peter Moore, the AJ 1 has been around for nearly 29 years, and the shoe has never lost its luster. From getting banned from NBA courts to Jordan Brand’s anniversary-inspired special editions, the silhouette has been seen in an array of colorways and variations. We decided to take a look back at the iconic shoe and rank our favorite Air Jordan 1s. Check out our list, and be sure to let us know which colorway sits atop your list of favorite AJ 1s in the comment section.