The Best Purple Jordans of All Time

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Though black, red, and white have always gone hand-in-hand with Jordan Brand, purple Jordans have been a staple within the company’s catalog as well.

From Player Exclusives (PEs) to general releases, purple Air Jordans have been a mainstay in sneaker culture for decades.

To celebrate & acknowledge the purple reign, we’re highlighting the best purple Jordans of all time.


Air Jordan 1 “Metallic Purple”

Air Jordan 1 "Metallic Purple" (Image via sunshining7)
Air Jordan 1 “Metallic Purple” (Image via sunshining7)

Shoe: Air Jordan 1 “Metallic Purple”
Colorway: White/Metallic Purple
Year Released: 1985

With the arrival of the Air Jordan 1 in 1984-1985, the brand rolled out a plethora of Air Jordan 1 colorways, including the “Metallic Pack.” While Jordan himself never wore any on-court, the all-white shoes with colorful hits with a metallic finish on the Swoosh caught everyone’s attention.

In addition to the red, green, orange, navy, red, and burgundy colorways within the pack, the Jumpman also delivered a purple option.

While it’s not likely we see the “Metallic Purple” Air Jordan 1 return anytime soon, we can appreciate its craftsmanship and the foundation it set for more purple Air Jordans.

Gatorade x Air Jordan 1 High OG “Grape”

Gatorade x Air Jordan 1 High OG "Grape"
Gatorade x Air Jordan 1 High OG “Grape”

Shoe: Gatorade x Air Jordan 1 High OG “Grape”
Colorway: Rush Violet/Rush Violet
Year Released: 2017

The “Grape” legacy is a staple for Jordan Brand. But the purple hue is just as important, if not more, for Gatorade — the iconic sports drink brand. The collaborative Gatorade x Air Jordan 1 High OG “Grape” mixed both brands and paid tribute to the partnership’s longstanding roots going back to 1991 as Michael Jordan starred for a Gatorade campaign and soon became a face for the brand.

The monochromatic build of the shoe made the purple pop with Gatorade’s bolt logo on the heel counter. Additionally, co-branded insoles and a translucent outsole added the right amount of flavor to the collab.

Air Jordan 1 High OG “Court Purple”

Air Jordan 1 High OG "Court Purple"
Air Jordan 1 High OG “Court Purple”

Shoe: Air Jordan 1 High OG “Court Purple”
Colorway: Court Purple/Sail/Black
Year Released: 2018

Jordan Brand went back to its roots with a purple Air Jordan 1.

The “Court Purple” Air Jordan 1 High OG donned a purple toe look as black & court purple clashed on the toe box while the sail panels and purple overlays continued the “Black Toe” legacy from his Air-ness.

Clean & simple, the Air Jordan 1 High OG “Court Purple” brought the hue back onto the silhouette that started it all.

Aleali May x Air Jordan 1 High OG “Court Lux”

Aleali May x Air Jordan 1 High OG "Court Lux"
Aleali May x Air Jordan 1 High OG “Court Lux”

Shoe: Aleali May x Air Jordan 1 High OG “Court Lux”
Colorway: Bordeaux/Light Armory Blue/Sunset Tint
Year Released: 2018

Jordan Brand and Aleali May brought luxury to the court. With the help of WNBA legend Maya Moore, the “Court Lux” collection included an AJ1 and an Air Jordan 10 that featured premium materials and merged fashion with function.

From pink to purple to hyper royal and even burnt orange, the Aleali May x Air Jordan 1 High OG “Court Lux” delivered a new level of elegance to the silhouette.

Nike SB x Air Jordan 1 High “LA to Chicago”

Nike SB x Air Jordan 1 High "LA to Chicago"
Nike SB x Air Jordan 1 High “LA to Chicago”

Shoe: Nike SB x Air Jordan 1 High “LA to Chicago”
Colorway: Court Purple/Black/Sail/University Gold
Year Released: 2019

As a part of the “Defiant” pack, Nike SB and Jordan Brand teamed up to celebrate skate and basketball with a commemorative Air Jordan 1 series.

The Nike SB x Air Jordan 1 High “LA to Chicago” is simple at a first glance with a white leather base and purple & gold details. However, the shoe features a rub-away component as white & black are underneath the top color coat. Intended to destress over time, the “LA to Chicago” colorway showcases the importance of the AJ1 from the West Coast to the Windy City and beyond.

Sheila Rashid x Air Jordan 1 Mid “Unite”

Sheila Rashid x Air Jordan 1 Mid "Unite"
Sheila Rashid x Air Jordan 1 Mid “Unite”

Shoe: Sheila Rashid x Air Jordan 1 Mid “Unite”
Colorway: Medium Grey/Cool Grey/Court Purple
Year Released: 2020

In 2020, Jordan Brand tapped creatives to reimagine the Air Jordan 1 Mid as a part of its “Unite” collection.

Chicago’s own Sheila Rashid took the AJ1 Mid and gave it a “split” colorblocking approach. With a predominantly grey suede upper, the shoe’s forefoot was dipped in purple with a leather build for an eye-catching take on the Mid.

Air Jordan 1 High OG “Court Purple 2.0”

Air Jordan 1 High OG "Court Purple 2.0"
Air Jordan 1 High OG “Court Purple 2.0”

Shoe: Air Jordan 1 High OG “Court Purple 2.0”
Colorway: Court Purple/White/Black
Year Released: 2020

Following up on the success from 2018, the brand delved back into “Court Purple” mode with a 2.0 variation.

The Air Jordan 1 High OG “Court Purple 2.0” followed the color blocking of the iconic “Chicago” Air Jordan 1 as the shoe featured a white leather base, purple leather overlays, a purple outsole, and black accents on the Swoosh, collar, and laces.

PSG x Air Jordan 1 High Zoom Air CMFT

PSG x Air Jordan 1 High Zoom Air CMFT
PSG x Air Jordan 1 High Zoom Air CMFT

Shoe: PSG x Air Jordan 1 High Zoom Air CMFT
Colorway: White/Black/Psychic Purple/Hyper Pink
Year Released: 2021

The Paris Saint-Germain and Jordan Brand partnership has merged the worlds of football and sneakers effortlessly. From kits to kicks, the French club and the Jumpman have perfectly captured what a cross-sport partnership entails.

And what’s a partnership without a collaborative footwear component? As Jordan Brand introduced the world to the Air Jordan 1 High Zoom Air CMFT with more comfort-centered tech to the mid-80s design, PSG elements from its logo to colors from its coinciding fourth kit brought a vibrant take on the silhouette.

Air Jordan 1 High OG WMNS “Court Purple”

Air Jordan 1 High OG WMNS "Court Purple"
Air Jordan 1 High OG WMNS “Court Purple”

Shoe: Air Jordan 1 High OG WMNS “Court Purple”
Colorway: White/Court Purple
Year Released: 2021

Jordan Brand continues to cook up tasteful women’s exclusives. Continuing with the “Court Purple” tradition, the Jumpman delivered the Air Jordan 1 High OG WMNS “Court Purple” that faired a resemblance to the “Metallic Purple” from back in the day.

Though missing its metallic shine, the WMNS “Court Purple” still contained the right amount of retro with modern appeal.

Air Jordan 2 Low – Mike Bibby PE

Shoe: Air Jordan 2 Low Mike Bibby PE
Colorway: White/Purple & Black/Purple
Year Released: 2004

When it comes to retro Air Jordan Lows, it’s hard to argue that anyone besides Mike Bibby has a better collection. From Air Jordan 5s, to Air Jordan 8s, and even Air Jordan 9s, Bibby was in his (low-top) bag during his Sacramento Kings days.

The Air Jordan 2 Low Mike Bibby PE took the top down on the AJ2 and added purple details throughout while still keeping the main black or white base intact.

While never making its way to the public, Bibby’s AJ2 Low might be one of the best AJ2s of all time.

Vashtie Kola x Air Jordan 2 “Lavender”

Vashtie Kola x Air Jordan 2 "Lavender" (Image via Flight Club)
Vashtie Kola x Air Jordan 2 “Lavender” (Image via Flight Club)

Shoe: Vashtie Kola x Air Jordan 2 “Lavender”
Colorway: Lavender/Deep Purple/Del Sol
Year Released: 2010

Vashtie Kola has always been a trendsetter. The woman of many talents has been at the forefront of music, art, and fashion.

Before the Air Jordan 2 became the Air Jordan 2 that it is now, Vashtie Kola took a simple yet revolutionary approach that went beyond the AJ2. Paving a way for women to cement themselves in the industry, the Vashtie Kola x Air Jordan 2 “Lavender” will forever be hailed as an important moment in sneaker history.

Air Jordan 2 “Iron Purple”

Air Jordan 2 "Iron Purple" (Image via GOAT)
Air Jordan 2 “Iron Purple” (Image via GOAT)

Shoe: Air Jordan 2 “Iron Purple”
Colorway: Iron Purple/Infrared 23/Dark Concord
Year Released: 2014

It’s not often that the Air Jordan 2 gets used by the brand. So when Jordan Brand introduced the Air Jordan 2 “Iron Purple” in 2014, it caught the attention of many. Love it or hate it, the “Iron Purple” AJ2 arrived at the heart of the brand switching up OG models with new colorways, patterns, and materials.

As the years have gone by, it’s still early to say whether the “Iron Purple” Air Jordan 2 was a hit or a miss. But its role in redefining retro can’t be overlooked.

Air Jordan 3 – Kobe Bryant PE

Shoe: Air Jordan 3 Kobe Bryant PE
Colorway: White/Purple/Yellow & Black/Purple/Yellow
Year Released: 2002 (Auctioned in 2016)

In the early 2000s, Kobe Bryant became one of the most sought-after sneaker free agents in history as the Mamba decided to leave adidas in pursuit of a new sneaker deal.

While wearing everything from Nike to Reebok and even Jordan Brand, Bryant would eventually sign with the Swoosh but gave us countless memories and PEs on his way to becoming the face of Nike Basketball.

The Jumpman cooked up an Air Jordan 3 PE for Bryant draped in Lakers colors. Additionally, Kobe wore an Air Jordan 8 in a similar colorway. In 2016, both the Air Jordan 3 and the Air Jordan 8 were part of an eBay charity auction that included an alternate black colorway of both the AJ3 & AJ8.

Air Jordan 3 “Court Purple”

Air Jordan 3 "Court Purple"
Air Jordan 3 “Court Purple”

Shoe: Air Jordan 3 “Court Purple”
Colorway: Black/Cement Grey/White/Court Purple
Year Released: 2020

In 2020, Jordan Brand dropped an overseas exclusive colorway of the Air Jordan 3. With its “Black Cement” build, the Air Jordan 3 “Court Purple” included some Phoenix Suns vibes with its purple and dark orange additions.

While the colorway never made its way to North America, its exclusivity and rare color combination (for a Jordan) made it a sought-after pair in the heart of the pandemic.

Air Jordan 3 “Dark Iris”

Air Jordan 3 "Dark Iris"
Air Jordan 3 “Dark Iris”

Shoe: Air Jordan 3 “Dark Iris”
Colorway: White/Black/Cement Grey/Dark Iris
Year Released: 2022

The Air Jordan 3 has always been adored for its simplicity. From 1988 till now, the silhouette continues to stay true to its original color blocking and details with variations here and there.

Much like the “Court Purple” AJ3 from 2020, the Air Jordan 3 “Dark Iris” followed the OG look as a “White Cement” base was treated with purple hits for a new take on a classic silhouette.

Travis Scott x Air Jordan 4 Friends & Family

Shoe: Travis Scott x Air Jordan 4 Friends & Family
Colorway: Purple/Black & Purple/Black/Red
Year Released: N/A

The Travis Scott and Jordan Brand relationship has delivered a multitude of neck-breaking colorways through the collaborative releases. Perhaps some of the most coveted to date are the all-purple suede Travis Scott x Air Jordan 4s — reserved exclusively for those within La Flame’s inner circle. The rare AJ4 has two variations: one is built with a white midsole and black mudguard while the other is designed with a black midsole and dark grey mudguard.

For one pair, the colorway’s Cactus Jack branding pops off in a vibrant red with black accents alongside it. The other one is more low-key with its matching black details.

Though it’s not likely we ever see either TS x AJ4 F&F release, all we can do is hope.

Air Jordan 4 “Raptors”

Shoe: Air Jordan 4 “Raptors”
Colorway: Black/Court Purple/University Red
Year Released: 2018 (GR), 2019 (Drake edition)

The Air Jordan 4 went to the 416 not once but twice as the Jumpman delivered two “Raptors”-inspired Air Jordan 4 colorways. And, of course, October’s Very Own left his mark on one of the two releases.

In 2018, the Air Jordan 4 “Raptors” released with its black suede upper and purple with university red details. A year later, a PE-like colorway released with Drake’s signature found under the Jumpman tongue tag.

Whether Drake’s version or the GR, the Air Jordan 4 “Raptors” is ideal for any OVO or Raptor fan.

Air Jordan 4 “Metallic Purple”

Air Jordan 4 "Metallic Purple"
Air Jordan 4 “Metallic Purple”

Shoe: Air Jordan 4 “Metallic Purple”
Colorway: White/Metallic Silver/Court Purple
Year Released: 2020

The Air Jordan 4 went back in time as the Jumpman introduced the “Metallic” collection on the AJ4 paying homage to the Air Jordan 1 “Metallic” series from 1985.

Much like the Air Jordan 1, the Air Jordan 4 “Metallic Purple” was built with a white leather base as purple metallic details were added. Additionally, the purple hue was found on the tongue, Jumpman heel logo, and within the Air unit for a modern take on the “Metallic” series.

PSG x Air Jordan 4 “Bordeaux”

PSG x Air Jordan 4 “Bordeaux”

Shoe: PSG x Air Jordan 4 “Bordeaux”
Colorway: White/Black/Metallic Gold/Bordeaux
Year Released: 2020

Jordan Brand continued its partnership with Paris Saint-Germain with an entire collection dedicated to “Bordeaux” — tying the French’s love for wine with a staple colorway within the Air Jordan line.

The PSG x AJ4 was designed with a white leather base accompanied by Bordeaux, black, and gold hits. The signature collaborative logo with PSG’s badge remixed with the Jumpman logo instead of the Eiffel Tower made its way onto the shoe’s heel tab. Additionally, the pair was packaged in a co-branded box with a Bordeaux lid and a grass-like graphic emulating the pitch.

In addition to the PSG x Air Jordan 4 “Bordeaux” collab, the Parisian club was fitted in a kit with the same color combination as a part of the team’s club campaign.

Air Jordan 4 WMNS “Canyon Purple”

Air Jordan 4 WMNS "Canyon Purple"
Air Jordan 4 WMNS “Canyon Purple”

Shoe: Air Jordan 4 WMNS “Canyon Purple”
Colorway: Purple/Anthracite/Alligator/Safety Orange
Year Released: 2022

While the purple Travis Scott x Air Jordan 4 will most likely never make its way to the public, Jordan Brand took a similar approach from the La Flame exclusive with the Air Jordan 4 WMNS “Canyon Purple” colorway.

With a hairy suede upper, green details, and vibrant orange accents, the women’s exclusive Air Jordan 4 was an effort to appease Travis Scott fanatics while ensuring the colorway could stand on its own without a collaborative partner.

Air Jordan 5 “Grape”

Air Jordan 5 "Grape" (1990 pictured via GOAT)
Air Jordan 5 “Grape” (1990 pictured via GOAT)

Shoe: Air Jordan 5 “Grape”
Colorway: White/Emerald/Grape
Year Released: 1990, 2006, 2013

When it comes to the Air Jordan 5, the “Grape” iteration has withstood the test of time. Dating back to its original release in 1990, the Air Jordan 5 “Grape” remains one of the most covered AJ5s, despite MJ never wearing the pair.

Over the last 30 years, the AJ5 “Grape” has been rereleased but never in its original form with Nike Air branding on the back.

Nonetheless, the “Grape” AJ5 is still a cult classic regardless of which iteration you have.

Air Jordan 5 Low – Mike Bibby PE

Shoe: Air Jordan 5 Low Mike Bibby PE
Colorway: White/Purple & Black/Purple
Year Released: 2006

During his Sacramento Kings run, Mike Bibby racked up an absurd amount of retro Lows in white with purple and black with purple variations.

In 2006, the king of Kings wore his set of Air Jordan 5 Lows. While never releasing to the public like his other PEs, the AJ5 Low remains one of the Jumpman’s finest work for Mike Bibby.

Air Jordan 5 “Black Grape”

Air Jordan 5 "Black Grape"
Air Jordan 5 “Black Grape”

Shoe: Air Jordan 5 “Black Grape”
Colorway: Black/Emerald/Grape
Year Released: 2013

In 2013, Jordan Brand spun the classic “Grape” iteration with a “Black Grape” colorway. Though the newly introduced iteration wasn’t part of the original run, the demand and appeal of the Air Jordan 5 “Black Grape” was near if not above that of the 2013 AJ5 “Grape” reissue.

It’s been almost a decade since the “Black Grape” colorway released. Could we see its return? Time will tell.

Air Jordan 5 “Bel-Air”

Air Jordan 5 "Bel-Air" (Image via StockX)
Air Jordan 5 “Bel-Air” (Image via StockX)

Shoe: Air Jordan 5 “Bel Air”
Colorway: Cool Grey/Club Pink/Court Purple/Game Royal
Year Released: 2013

In addition to the return of “Grape” and the debut of the “Black Grape” Air Jordan 5, Jordan Brand kept it within the 90s for inspiration as the Air Jordan 5 “Bel Air” joined the 2013 Air Jordan 5 lineup of offerings.

During Will Smith’s The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air run, the actor wore a high dosage of heat, including the Air Jordan 5 “Grape” colorway. To celebrate the “Grape” legacy in a new way, Jordan Brand released the Air Jordan 5 “Bel Air” colorway that combined elements of the shoe, the overall ’90s aesthetic, and more.

Air Jordan 5 “Fresh Prince”

Air Jordan 5 "Fresh Prince"
Air Jordan 5 “Fresh Prince”

Shoe: Air Jordan 5 “Fresh Prince”
Colorway: White/Emerald/Grape
Year Released: 2018

While we’re still waiting for a true retro of the “Grape” Air Jordan 5, Jordan Brand nearly delivered in 2018 as the Jumpman released the Air Jordan 5 “Fresh Prince” colorway. Nike Ait on the back, white leather upper with purple & emerald details, and its signature translucent outsole.

However, the colorway didn’t have punched-out eyelets nor come with laces as the colorway was inspired by Will Smith’s character in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air as he wore them laceless.

Hole puncher not included, one could perfectly go DIY and remake the “Grape” colorway.

Air Jordan 5 “Fresh Prince” Friends & Family

Shoe: Air Jordan 5 “Fresh Prince” Friends & Family
Colorway: Wheat/Grape/Black
Year Released: 2018

In addition to the “Fresh Prince” general release, a rumored five Friends & Family pairs were made as the Air Jordan 5 “Fresh Prince” F&F was dressed in an elegant all-gold upper with a metallic shine to it.

Of course, NBA sneaker king PJ Tucker got his hands on the pair and wore them on the court.

Air Jordan 5 “Alternate Bel Air”

Air Jordan 5 "Alternate Bel-Air"
Air Jordan 5 “Alternate Bel-Air”

Shoe: Air Jordan 5 “Alternate Bel-Air”
Colorway: White/Court Purple/Racer Pink/Ghost Green
Year Released: 2020

For the 30th anniversary of the Air Jordan 5, Jordan Brand went back in time and reimagined the “Bel-Air” AJ5 from 2013. The Air Jordan 5 “Alternate Bel-Air” was the perfect reverse offering of the Fresh Prince-inspired colorway.

While still drawing inspiration from Will Smith’s eccentric outfits, the “Alternate Bel-Air” was more subdued than the 2013 version.

Air Jordan 5 “Dark Concord”

Air Jordan 5 "Dark Concord"
Air Jordan 5 “Dark Concord”

Shoe: Air Jordan 5 “Dark Concord”
Colorway: White/Dark Concord/Black
Year Released: 2022

While the anniversary festivities for the Air Jordan 5 wrapped up in 2020, the brand delivered the “Dark Concord” Air Jordan 5.

Similar to “Fire Red” colorblocking, the Air Jordan 5 “Dark Concord” added the purple hue onto the tongue, shark teeth, and heel branding.

We The Best x Air Jordan 5 “Court Purple”

Shoe: We The Best x Air Jordan 5 “Court Purple”
Colorway: Court Purple/Sail
Year Released: 2022

DJ Khaled and Jordan Brand are continuing their partnership with a series of Air Jordan 5 colorways as a part of the We The Best x Air Jordan 5 collection.

While the We The Best x Air Jordan 5 “Court Purple” is a Friends & Family exclusive, the addition of the color scheme in the collection further cements the importance of purple for the brand, its consumers, and sneaker culture as a whole.

Social Status x Air Jordan 6

Shoe: Social Status x Air Jordan 6
Colorway: Black/Dark Concord
Year Released: 2019

Before James Whitner’s Social Status became the collaborative giant that it is now, the boutique collaborated on the Air Jordan 6.

As NBA All-Star Weekend took place in Charlotte, Social Status cooked up an Air Jordan 6 collaboration inspired by MJ himself. His Airness’ “Black Cat” moniker inspired the design as an all-black snakeskin upper with pony hair overlays for a premium look & feel.

Concord details made their way onto the shoe as well, marking Social Status’ first Jordan collab and paving the way for what was to come.

Air Jordan 6 “Quai 54”

Air Jordan 6 “Quai 54”

Shoe: Air Jordan 6 “Quai 54”
Colorway: Sail/Black/Team Orange/Racer Blue
Year Released: 2020

The game of basketball has reached international growth through the years. While there’s not one person responsible for it all, it’s hard to argue against MJ’s dominance and marketability with the Bulls and the Olympic team not having a major impact on the game’s expansion.

The annual Quai 54 basketball tournament in Paris, France, is the perfect example as the basketball festivity has partnered with Jordan Brand for a series of colorways and collaborations, including the Air Jordan 6 “Quai 54” from 2020.

The colorway’s neutral sail upper is met with loud, colorful panels as the purple takes over with an intricate graphic for a new version of the AJ6 in celebration of the streetball tournament.

Air Jordan 7 “Bordeaux”

Air Jordan 7 “Bordeaux” OG (Image via GOAT)

Shoe: Air Jordan 7 “Bordeaux”
Colorway: Black/Light Graphite/Bordeaux
Year Released: 1992, 2011, 2015

The arrival of the Air Jordan 7 was fruitful. Coming off a championship season and on his way to repeat, Michael Jordan and his signature shoe line already had a win lined up with the Air Jordan 7.

From the original colorways, the “Bordeaux” remains one of the favorites from the ’92 debut.

While the shoe has also retroed twice, its lure is still in demand as the 30th anniversary of the silhouette is nearing its end. Its black & grey build with wine red, yellow, and teal has aged gracefully through the years akin to its namesake.

Air Jordan 7 “Raptors”

Air Jordan 7 “Raptors” OG (Image via StockX)

Shoe: Air Jordan 7 “Raptors”
Colorway: Black/Dark Charcoal/True Red
Year Released: 1992, 2002, 2009, 2012

In addition to the release of the “Bordeaux” colorway, the Air Jordan 7 included the “Raptors” colorway (though some OGs refer to it as “Charcoal”). Much like the “Bordeaux” iteration, the shoe features a predominantly dark upper with subtle additions of red and purple.

While we’ve seen the “Raptors” AJ7 release four times in totality, we wouldn’t be mad at another retro of the classic.

Air Jordan 7 – Mike Bibby PE

Shoe: Air Jordan 7 Mike Bibby PE
Colorway: White/Purple & Black/Purple
Year Released: 2002

Yeah, Mike Bibby was second to none when it came to purple PEs.

The Sacramento King guard had two iterations of an Air Jordan 7 PE as a “Kings Home” and “Kings Away” colorways were gifted to Wildcat alum.

While keeping it simple with a two-toned look, the addition of purple alongside Bibby’s “10” always looked clean.

Air Jordan 7 “Flint”

Air Jordan 7 “Flint” (2006 pictured, image via StockX)

Shoe: Air Jordan 7 “Flint”
Colorway: White/Flint Grey/Black/Varsity Purple
Year Released: 2006, 2021

In 2006, Jordan Brand was in the heart of its LS (L’Style) era as the Air Jordan line experimented with materials, colorways, and more across its staple silhouettes.

The Air Jordan 7 made its LS mark with the “Flint” colorway. First seen in 2006 and retroed in 2021 alongside other LS-era sneakers, the Air Jordan 7 “Flint” boded faint similarities to a Mike Bibby PE with its white leather overlays, grey nubuck base, and purple details.

Its 15th anniversary was well received as the colorway tapped into stored-away memories for sneakerheads in the early 2000s.

Air Jordan 7 “Ray Allen”

Air Jordan 7 “Ray Allen”

Shoe: Air Jordan 7 “Ray Allen”
Colorway: Black/Field Purple/Fir/Dark Steel Grey
Year Released: 2019

Ray Allen and the Jumpman go hand-in-hand. From his Sonics days to retiring as a Miami Heat fan-favorite, Ray Allen’s Jordan collection is as extensive as impactful.

As a member of the Milwaukee Bucks, Ray Allen had a handful of PEs, including an Air Jordan 7.

In 2019, Jordan Brand tapped into its archive and brought out the Air Jordan 7 “Bucks” aka Air Jordan 7 “Ray Allen” for the masses. Dressed in all-black with grey and purple additions, the release mirrored Allen’s version nearly identically.

Air Jordan 7 “Nothing But Net”

Air Jordan 7 “Nothing But Net”

Shoe: Air Jordan 7 “Nothing But Net”
Colorway: White/University Red/Black/Bright Concord
Year Released: 2015

1992 was an important year for Michael Jordan and his legacy. From locking down his second NBA championship to bringing back gold as a member of the 1992 Dream Team at the Barcelona Olympics, his Airness was making history left and right.

In 2015, Jordan Brand celebrated the ’92 Olympics with the Air Jordan 7 “Nothing But Net” colorway, mirroring Michael Jordan’s iconic fit with its colorful pattern design.

Air Jordan 8 “Aqua”

Air Jordan 8 “Aqua” OG (Image via StockX)

Shoe: Air Jordan 8 “Aqua”
Colorway: White / Red/Bright Concord/Aqua Tone
Year Released: 1993, 2007, 2015

On his way to his first three-peat, Michael Jordan introduced the Air Jordan 8. Its chenille hit on the tongue, cross strap lace structure, and durable boot-like build introduced a more premium performance model.

One of the most notable OG AJ8 colorways is the “Aqua” iteration. All-black nubuck with red, purple, blue, and yellow hits clashed on the AJ8 eloquently. Last seen in 2015, maybe it’s time for the brand to bring back the colorway just in time for its 30th anniversary.

Air Jordan 8 – Kobe Bryant PE

Shoe: Air Jordan 8 Kobe Bryant PE
Colorway: White/Purple/Yellow
Year Released: 2002 (Auctioned in 2016)

As alluded to earlier, Kobe Byrant’s sneaker free agency run created a frenzy. In addition to his Air Jordan 3 PE, Kobe Bryant also wore a Lakers-themed Air Jordan 8.

Built with a white later base with purple & gold details, the AJ8 Kobe Bryant PE remains one of the best PEs of all time.

Just like the Air Jordan 3, Kobe’s AJ8 and alternate black version were auctioned off for charity in 2016.

Air Jordan 8 Low – Mike Bibby PE

Shoe: Air Jordan 8 Low Mike Bibby PE
Colorway: White/Purple & Black/Purple
Year Released: 2003

The PE king also had an Air Jordan 8 during his time with the Sacramento Kings. Sticking to his affinity for low-top retros, the Air Jordan 8 Low Mike Bibby PEs keep it simple with white with purple & black with purple build.

With the AJ8 Low’s rarity, the Mike Bibby treatment on the silhouette makes the colorways even more desirable.

Air Jordan 8 “Phoenix Suns”

Air Jordan 8 “Phoenix Suns”

Shoe: Air Jordan 8 “Phoenix Suns”
Colorway: Black/Bright Citrus/Cool Grey/Deep Royal Blue
Year Released: 2013

For the 20th anniversary of the silhouette, Jordan Brand unveiled the “Phoenix Suns” Air Jordan 8.

The colorway was a no-brainer as the Suns’ purple & orange color scheme made its way onto the AJ8 — ironically enough, the AJ8 was the same model that his Airness wore when the Bulls eclipsed the Suns in the 1993 NBA Finals.

Air Jordan 8 “Three Peat”

Air Jordan 8 “Three Peat”

Shoe: Air Jordan 8 “Three Peat”
Colorway: White/Infrared 23/Black/Bright Concord
Year Released: 2015

The Air Jordan 8 cemented itself within sneaker and basketball history as the shoe graced the court when Jordan secured his first of two 3-peats as a member of the Chicago Bulls.

The Air Jordan 8 “Three Peat” commemorates the Bulls ’91, ’92, and ’93 championships with a white, black, purple, yellow, and orange combination combining elements from the three opponents: Lakers, Trail Blazers, and Suns.

OVO x Air Jordan 8 – Charles Oakley PE

Shoe: OVO x Air Jordan 8 Charles Oakley PE
Colorway: White/Concord/Red
Year Released: Seen in 2019

In addition to his white with gold & black with gold OVO x Air Jordan 8s, Drake cooked up another Air Jordan 8 inspired by a Toronto Raptors legend.

The OVO x Air Jordan 8 Charles Oakley PE paid homage to the Raptors’ big man as the shoe drew from the Raptor’s home jersey with white, red, silver, and concord coming together on the silhouette.

Oakley’s 34 and a gold OVO pull tab were additional details that completed the colorway.

Air Jordan 9 Low – Mike Bibby PE

Air Jordan 9 Low Mike Bibby PE White/Purple
Air Jordan 9 Low Mike Bibby PE White/Purple (photo by LockerRoomKicks)

Shoe: Air Jordan 9 Low Mike Bibby PE
Colorway: White/Court Purple
Year Released: 2002

Mike Bibby was one of the first members of Jordan Brand’s Team Jordan. While he started getting Player Exclusives when he played in Vancouver for the Grizzlies, his greatest era of PEs happened while playing in Sacramento for the Kings. Purple accents had graced a few Air Jordans through the years, but Bibby’s PEs made purple a focal color to connect with the uniforms.

The Air Jordan 9 Low debuted as a retro in 2002 and while the general public had their choice of two strong colorways, Mike had two better ones than the rest with a black-based and white-based with purple patent mudguards.

Air Jordan 9 – Kobe Bryant PE

Shoe: Air Jordan 9 Kobe Bryant PE
Colorway: White/Purple/Yellow
Year Released: 2002

While the Mamba’s Air Jordan 3 and Air Jordan 8 were the most memorable from his sneaker free agency run, Kobe Bryant also donned a Lakers-themed Air Jordan 9.

The patent leather in purple popped off as golden details shined on Kobe’s AJ9.

In 2016, Jordan Brand delivered the Air Jordan 9 “Lakers” colorway, drawing inspiration from the Mamba’s PE. While the 8 on the heel was swapped for the 23, the AJ 9 was still a must-have for fans.

Air Jordan 9 – Randy Moss PE

Shoe: Air Jordan 9 Randy Moss PE
Colorway: White/Purple/Yellow
Year Released: 2002

The Black Mamba wasn’t the only pro with a purple & yellow Air Jordan 9 PE. Randy Moss has been repping the Jumpman on and off the gridiron most noticeably during his Vikings days.

In the 2002 season, the wide receiver wore a turf version of the Air Jordan 9 in Vikings colors. With the 84 on the heel instead of 23, Randy Moss’ Air Jordan 9 PE is a relic for sneakers and football fanatics.

Air Jordan 10 “Sacramento Kings”

Air Jordan 10 "Sacramento Kings" (Image via StockX)
Air Jordan 10 “Sacramento Kings” (Image via StockX)

Shoe: Air Jordan 10 “Sacramento Kings”
Colorway: Black/Dark Concord/Metallic Silver
Year Released: 1995

The Air Jordan 10 made its debut with the help of Scottie Pippen as Michael Jordan’s return to the court would arrive later in the season.

The design of the AJ10 was a testament to his Airness and his legacy as the outsole inscribed every accomplishment of his from every year he was in the NBA (up until that point).

During the original release of the Air Jordan 10, Jordan Brand went regional & tapped a handful of NBA markets for its muse: Sacramento Kings, New York Knicks, Orlando Magic, Seattle Supersonics, and (of course) the Chicago Bulls.

The Air Jordan 10 “Sacramento Kings” stood out from the pack with its all-black upper and purple details.

The “Kings” AJ10 has yet to make a reappearance following its mid-’90s release. Though the “Sonics” and “Magic” AJ10 made a return not too long ago, a proper “Kings” retro is overdue.

Air Jordan 10 “Paris”

Air Jordan 10 “Paris”

Shoe: Air Jordan 10 “Paris”
Colorway: Black/Fierce Purple/Black
Year Released: 2016

Jordan Brand’s influence overseas is monumental. From Europe to Asia and beyond, the Air Jordan legacy permeates every corner of the world.

Celebrating the brand’s influence, Jordan Brand cooked up an Air Jordan 10 “Paris” colorway, dedicated to the city of lights.

The Europe-exclusive release paid homage to the AJ10’s legacy, staying true to “City”-specific colorway & drops.

A black leather upper, purple accents, and a translucent outsole made their way onto the AJ10.

Air Jordan 10 “Shanghai”

Air Jordan 10 “Shanghai”

Shoe: Air Jordan 10 “Shanghai”
Colorway: Black/Fierce Purple/Gamma Blue
Year Released: 2016

In addition to the “Paris” Air Jordan 10, the brand released the “Shanghai” colorway.

The shoe sported a black leather upper with a gradient finish as the outsole went from a gamma blue to a fierce purple hue. Additionally, a Shanghai-inspired insignia made its way onto the shoe, adding to the international “City” pack.

Air Jordan 10 “Charlotte”

Air Jordan 10 “Charlotte”

Shoe: Air Jordan 10 “Charlotte”
Colorway: White/Concord/Blue Lagoon/Black
Year Released: 2016

During the original release of the Air Jordan 10, Jordan Brand celebrated a handful of NBA teams, including the Charlotte Hornets. In 2016, the brand followed up the “Hornets” colorway with the Air Jordan 10 “Charlotte” release, aligning with NBA All-Star Weekend.

The colorway contained a white leather upper but featured both the light blue hue and purple that’s a staple within the Hornets’ color scheme.

Additionally, the shoe included a “CHA” detail near the collar, further dedicating the colorway to Queen City.

Maya Moore x Air Jordan 10 “Court Lux”

Maya Moore x Air Jordan 10 "Court Lux"
Maya Moore x Air Jordan 10 “Court Lux”

Shoe: Maya Moore x Air Jordan 10 “Court Lux”
Colorway: Concord/Black/Rush Red/Bordeaux
Year Released: 2018

Maya Moore and the Jordan brand go hand-in-hand as the WNBA and Minnesota Lynx legend got buckets and racked-up rings in everything from the Air Jordan XX9 to the Air Jordan 11.

In addition to her on-court heat, Maya Moore and Aleali May joined forces with Jordan Brand to introduce the “Court Lux” collection — combining premium materials with performance excellence.

Rich suede, a colorful palette, and an icy outsole came together on the collaborative effort among the Jumpman, Moore, and May.

Air Jordan 10 “Dark Mocha”

Air Jordan 10 “Dark Mocha” (Image via Flight Club)

Shoe: Air Jordan 10 “Dark Mocha”
Colorway: Dark Mocha/Infrared 23/Black
Year Released: 2020

As earthy tones continue to take over, Jordan Brand released a “Dark Mocha” iteration of the Air Jordan 10.

Donning a mocha & brown look across the shoe’s suede & leather construction, a pop of prism purple made its way onto the shoe’s outsole, tongue, and lining.

Air Jordan 11 “Concord”

Air Jordan 11 “Concord” OG (Image via Flight Club)

Shoe: Air Jordan 11 “Concord”
Colorway: White/Black/Dark Concord
Year Released: 1995, 2000, 2011, 2018

When it comes to the Air Jordan 11, it’s hard to make an argument for a colorway more significant than the “Concord” iteration.

From its debut in 1995 and whether it be “45” or “23” on the heel, the Air Jordan 11 “Concord” exudes elegance — just like his Airness.

The white ballistic mesh upper paired with the black patent leather and concord hits created a premium model for the best to grace the court at the time (arguably, ever).

Through the years, the “Concord” AJ11 has been a longstanding tradition within the Air Jordan line with the “Concord” hue extending beyond the AJ11.

Air Jordan 11 – Randy Moss PE

Air Jordan 11 Randy Moss PE (Image via Pinterest)
Air Jordan 11 Randy Moss PE (Image via Pinterest)

Shoe: Air Jordan 11 Randy Moss PE
Colorway: White/Purple/Yellow
Year Released: Seen in 2001

While Mike Bibby holds the basketball crown for Air Jordan PEs, Randy Moss is literally in a league of his own when it comes to the gridiron. In addition to his Air Jordan 9 PE, the Vikings receiver is best remembered (to sneakerheads) for his Vikings-inspired Air Jordan 11 PE.

Not only did its icy outsole stand out on the turf, but the purple patent leather with gold hits easily caught the attention from the stands thanks to the shoe’s white ballistic mesh upper.

It’s been more than 20 years since Moss and Jordan Brand unveiled the Vikings-inspired PE. While a release isn’t likely on these, any purple Air Jordan fan dreams of it.

Air Jordan 11 Low “Concord”

Air Jordan 11 Low “Concord”

Shoe: Air Jordan 11 Low “Concord”
Colorway: White/Black/Dark Concord
Year Released: 2014

In addition to the OG “Concord” Air Jordan 11, Jordan Brand continued the legacy of the colorway with a low-top iteration.

While not as coveted as the original, the Air Jordan 11 Low “Concord” is the perfect alternative for “Concord” and Air Jordan 11 enthusiasts with a top-down approach to the iconic colorway.

Air Jordan 11 Low WMNS “Concord”

Air Jordan 11 Low WMNS “Concord”

Shoe: Air Jordan 11 Low WMNS “Concord”
Colorway: White/Black/Concord
Year Released: 2020

Following the release of the “Concord” AJ11 in 2018, the Jumpman continued the tradition with a women’s-exclsuive rendition of the purple hue.

The Air Jordan 11 Low WMNS “Concord” brought the colorway under a new light with the low-top edition of the iconic colorway.

Air Jordan 11 Low WMNS “Pure Violet”

Air Jordan 11 Low WMNS “Pure Violet”

Shoe: Air Jordan 11 Low WMNS “Pure Violet”
Colorway: White/Pure Violet/White
Year Released: 2022

Just in time for the spring, Jordan Brand issued the Air Jordan 11 Low WMNS “Pure Violet” colorway.

The light purple colorway landed on the shoe’s signature patent leather as well as its translucent outsole as the addition of the purple pigmentation added another hit for the AJ11’s legacy.

Air Jordan 12 Low – Mike Bibby PE

Shoe: Air Jordan 12 Low Mike Bibby PE
Colorway: White/Purple & Black/Purple
Year Released: 2004

As if his Air Jordan 5, 7, 8, and 9 weren’t enough to solidify his status as a PE king, Bibby also has a set of Kings-inspired Air Jordan 12 Lows.

Much like his other PEs, Bibby’s AJ12 Lows featured the right amount of purple to contrast the all-white and all-black respective uppers.

PSNY x Air Jordan 12 “Bordeaux”

PSNY x Air Jordan 12 “Bordeaux”

Shoe: PSNY x Air Jordan 12 “Bordeaux”
Colorway: Bordeaux/Bordeaux
Year Released: 2017

The Public School New York (PSNY) team linked up with the Jumpman to deliver a monochromatic collection of the Air Jordan 12. One of the collection’s standouts was the PSNY x Air Jordan 12 “Bordeaux” colorway.

Paying homage to the wine hue introduced with the Air Jordan 7, the “Bordeaux” PSNY x AJ12 used the rich suede of the silhouette to double down on the colorway’s elegance.

Air Jordan 12 “Bordeaux”

Air Jordan 12 “Bordeaux”

Shoe: Air Jordan 12 “Bordeaux”
Colorway: Bordeaux/Sail/Metallic Silver
Year Released: 2017

A month after the PSNY x AJ12 collection, Jordan Brand followed up on the “Bordeaux” offering with an inline release that added a sail midsole and metallic silver details.

The Air Jordan 12 “Bordeaux” provided a little more variety with color coordination thanks to its addition of the sail hue in tandem with the wine red upper.

Air Jordan 12 “Dark Concord”

Air Jordan 12 “Dark Concord”

Shoe: Air Jordan 12 “Dark Concord”
Colorway: Black/Black/Dark Concord
Year Released: 2020

To close out the year, Jordan Brand delivered an Air Jordan 12 with concord purple details. The 12’s suede and leather upper went midnight black with subtle additions of purple to make the pair line up with the brand’s holiday offerings.

Air Jordan 13 Low – Mike Bibby PE

Shoe: Air Jordan 13 Low Mike Bibby PE
Colorway: Black/Purple
Year Released: Seen in 2005

To no one’s surprise, Mike Bibby also had a player-exclusive version of the Air Jordan 13, specifically the Air Jordan 13 Low.

The Air Jordan 13 Low Mike Bibby PE donned an all-black upper with court purple details. Additionally, Bibby also had an all-white upper with purple, matching up with the rest of his PEs for a “Home” and “Away” offering.

Air Jordan 13 “Lakers”

Air Jordan 13 “Lakers”

Shoe: Air Jordan 13 “Lakers”
Colorway: White/Black/Court Purple/University Gold
Year Released: 2019

In 2019, Jordan Brand delivered a “Lakers”-themed Air Jordan 13 for Los Angeles fans to rejoice.

The 13’s white upper was coated in all-white with purple suede hits and golden accents on the shoe’s outsole.

Resembling what would be a PE, the Air Jordan 13 “Lakers” is a solid colorway for purple fanatics.

Air Jordan 13 “Court Purple”

Air Jordan 13 “Court Purple”

Shoe: Air Jordan 13 “Court Purple”
Colorway: Black/Court Purple/White
Year Released: 2022

The beginning of 2022 started strong for classic Jordan fans as an Air Jordan 13 “Court Purple” released a few days into January.

The “Court Purple” Air Jordan 13 mirrored Mike Bibby’s “Away” PE but in mid-top form. Black upper, purple suede details, and 3M panels came together on the AJ13.

Air Jordan 14 – Ray Allen PE

Air Jordan 14 Ray Allen PE (Image via eBay)
Air Jordan 14 Ray Allen PE (Image via eBay)

Shoe: Air Jordan 14 Ray Allen PE
Colorway: White/Purple & Black/Purple
Year Released: Seen in 1999

As one of the original members of the Jordan Brand family, Ray Allen was gifted a Milwaukee Bucks-themed Air Jordan 14 PE.

The white leather base with black and purple accents featured Allen’s 34. In addition to the “Home” PE, Allen also received an alternate “Away” colorway with a black leather base while still including that purple though more reserved than its “Home” version.

Air Jordan 14 – Bobby Simmons PE

Air Jordan 14 Bobby Simmons PE (Image via @dependablejay/Instagram)
Air Jordan 14 Bobby Simmons PE (Image via @dependablejay/Instagram)

Shoe: Air Jordan 14 Bobby Simmons PE
Colorway: White/Purple
Year Released: Seen in 2005

In addition to Ray Allen’s Bucks-themed AJ14 PE, Jordan Brand applied a similar approach for Bobby Simmons during his Milwaukee run.

Subtle differences like a white-out 23 and Jumpman logo on the heel, an omission of black on the midsole and tongue, and a lighter shade of purple ensured that two Bucks PEs weren’t the same. Plus, Simmons’ 21 was found on the shoe in contrast to Allen’s 34.

Air Jordan 14 “Doernbecher”

Air Jordan 14 "Doernbecher"
Air Jordan 14 “Doernbecher”

Shoe: Air Jordan 14 “Doernbecher”
Colorway: Black/Multicolor
Year Released: 2019

In 2019 as a part of the Doernbecher “Freestyle” collection, Ethan Ellis took the Air Jordan 14 and made it his own. Inspired by his love for the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs, a reptilian upper served as the base for the Air Jordan 14 “Doernbecher” colorway.

Additionally, black suede and metallic gold details were added to the pair for an even more luxurious look paired alongside the iridescent purple upper.

Air Jordan 15 – Ray Allen PE

Air Jordan 15 Ray Allen PE (Image via House of Heat)
Air Jordan 15 Ray Allen PE (Image via House of Heat)

Shoe: Air Jordan 15 Ray Allen PE
Colorway: White/Purple
Year Released: Seen in 2000

Though the Air Jordan 15 was never worn by Michael Jordan himself, the Jordan Brand rostered carried the torch of the signature shoe with players such as Mike Bibby, Michael Finley, Reggie Miller, and Ray Allen wearing player-exclusive versions of the AJ15.

Much like his AJ14, Ray Allen’s Air Jordan 15 was designed with an all-white upper with varsity purple hits on the heel, lining, tongue, and midfoot.

While the AJ15 isn’t the most beloved model within the Air Jordan line, Allen’s AJ15 PE brought some validation to the silhouette.

Air Jordan 17 Low – Mike Bibby PE

Air Jordan 17 Low Mike Bibby PE (Image via Flight Club)
Air Jordan 17 Low Mike Bibby PE (Image via Flight Club)

Shoe: Air Jordan 17 Low Mike Bibby PE
Colorway: White/Purple
Year Released: Seen in 2002

The Air Jordan line would see a resurgence as his Airness made his way back to the court as a member of the Washington Wizards. MJ’s return would also see him wearing his signature shoe for the first time since the Air Jordan 14.

But MJ wasn’t the only one wearing the 17.

Of course, Jordan Brand member Mike Bibby had his fair share of Sacramento Kings-themed PEs. And of course, they were low-top versions of the silhouette.

The Air Jordan 17 Low Mike Bibby PE was dressed in all-white with purple hits on the tongue, midsole, and outsole with chrome details completing the colorway. Bibby’s “BIB 10 TD” made its way onto the tongue of the 17, nodding his name, jersey number, and “Team Dime” mantra.

Air Jordan 17 “Rainbow” Sample

Air Jordan 17 "Rainbow" Sample (Image via Flight Club)
Air Jordan 17 “Rainbow” Sample (Image via Flight Club)

Shoe: Air Jordan 17 “Rainbow” Sample
Colorway: Purple/White
Year Released: 2011

While many might not remember the Air Jordan 17 for its exclusivity, the “Rainbow” collection that the AJ17 was a part of flips the script on the silhouette.

As a part of a display that included the Air Jordan 1 to the Air Jordan 2011, the sample Air Jordan 17 “Rainbow” never made a retail debut (and most likely won’t). Regardless, we can all marvel at its monochromatic build as a vibrant shade of purple covered the AJ17 with white hits on the shoe’s outsole.

Air Jordan 18 “Rainbow” Sample

Air Jordan 18 "Rainbow" Sample (Image via Sneaker News)
Air Jordan 18 “Rainbow” Sample (Image via Sneaker News)

Shoe: Air Jordan 18 “Rainbow” Sample
Colorway: Purple/White
Year Released: 2011

Joining the Air Jordan 17 was the Air Jordan 18 as both models were coated in the purple hue as a part of the elusive “Rainbow” collection.

Also designed in a monochromatic fashion, a small amount of white makes its way onto the Jumpman logo located on the AJ18’s shroud.

It’s hard to decide which of the two purple “Rainbow” members deserves a retail release. If anything, Jordan Brand should just release them all for those who recall the unearthing of the display.

Air Jordan 19 SE “West Coast”

Air Jordan 19 SE "West Coast" (Image via StockX)
Air Jordan 19 SE “West Coast” (Image via StockX)

Shoe: Air Jordan 19 SE “West Coast”
Colorway: White/Metallic Gold/Varsity Purple
Year Released: 2004

In 2004, the Jordan Brand design team took the signature line to a new level as the Air Jordan 19 was made.

Inspired by the deadliest snake in the world, the black mamba, the AJ19 featured new materials and design language that intimidated opponents and appeased consumers.

Alongside the AJ19 was the Air Jordan 19 SE (Special Edition). The Air Jordan 19 SE omitted the shroud and tech flex components of the Air Jordan 19 but still contained its patent leather toe box and similar design language across the upper.

Part of a regional-exclusive drop, the Lakers-themed Air Jordan 19 SE “West Coast” marked a new era for the brand as the AJ19 was the first shoe following Jordan’s official retirement from the sport.

Air Jordan 30 “Quai 54”

Air Jordan 30 "Quai 54"
Air Jordan 30 “Quai 54”

Shoe: Air Jordan 30 “Quai 54”
Colorway: Black/White
Year Released: 2016

Continuing Jordan Brand’s tradition of teaming up with the Parisian streetball celebration, the Air Jordan 30 “Quai 54” found inspiration in the stars.

The Quai 54-edition of the Air Jordan 30 featured a multicolor design with a gradient purple upper and midsole, inspired by the cosmos. Light blue, hot pink, purple, and black were found all over the shoe.

On the medial part of the shoe was a constellation graphic, completing the colorway’s inspiration.

Air Jordan 36 “First Light”

Air Jordan 36 "First Light"
Air Jordan 36 “First Light”

Shoe: Air Jordan 36 “First Light”
Colorway: Black/Hyper Violet/White/Bright Mango
Year Released: 2021

Jordan Brand continues to bring new energy to the Air Jordan line while still drawing inspiration from its rich history. The 36th chapter of the Air Jordan legacy resulted in the creation of the Air Jordan 36.

Using a jacquard leno-weave upper, Zoom Air Strobel & Zoom Air tech, and design cues from the Air Jordan 6 (tied to the 30th anniversary of the silhouette), the Air Jordan 36 blended past, present, and future seamlessly.

The Air Jordan 36 “First Light” marked the first release of the Air Jordan line with its light purple hue on the upper with black details. Additionally, the shoe’s fluorescent-like orange hue brought more attention to the colorway’s purple base.

Air Jordan 36 “Paris”

Air Jordan 36 "Paris"
Air Jordan 36 “Paris”

Shoe: Air Jordan 36 “Paris”
Colorway: Sail/Hot Punch/Dark Concord/Black
Year Released: 2022

In addition to “First Light” and other colorways, Jordan Brand issued a rare colorway of the Air Jordan 36.

Inspired by the city of light & doubling down on the brand’s affinity and partnerships in Paris, the Air Jordan 36 “Paris” was limited to 2,629 pairs, numbered on the inner tongue.

But if the regional-exclsuive and gradient colorway isn’t enough to draw you in, the “Paris” Air Jordan 36 features a map of the city that’s showcased through the 3M design on the shoe’s overlays — commemorating the city of light even further.

Air Jordan 37 “Beyond Borders”

Air Jordan 37 "Beyond Borders"
Air Jordan 37 “Beyond Borders”

Shoe: Air Jordan 37 “Beyond Borders”
Colorway: Light Bone/Fire Red/Black/Dark Concord
Year Released: 2022

Like the Air Jordan 36, the Air Jordan 37 drew from its 30-year-old predecessor. Aligned with the anniversary of the Air Jordan 7, the Air Jordan 37 “Beyond Borders” celebrated the game’s global growth.

Its sail base with purple, yellow, and red details (much like the OG AJ7 “Bordeaux”) accentuates the AJ37’s design language.

Air Jordan 37 “Raptors”

Air Jordan 37 "Raptors"
Air Jordan 37 “Raptors”

Shoe: Air Jordan 37 “Raptors”
Colorway: Black/Club Purple/Dark Charcoal/True Red
Year Released: 2022

Jordan Brand doubled down on the Air Jordan 37 and its ties to the Air Jordan 7 as the Air Jordan 37 “Raptors” perfectly mirrored the OG as the black, dark grey, purple, and red combination appears in the latest chapter within the Air Jordan legacy.

Whether an OG fanatic or a lover of performance mixed with heritage, the “Raptors” Air Jordan 37 perfectly ties the shoe’s origins with a modern reinterpretation.

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