Less than a week remains until Jordan Brand drops the Air Jordan 10 Retro “Chicago Flag” from the “City Pack” 2016, which was formerly known simply as the “Chicago” colorway. Most Jordanheads are likely aware that the Air Jordan 10 “Rio” made its retail debut this past weekend, in fact, many of them had probably gone out and grabbed a pair to add to their collection. Apparently, many of them will be heading out to the same retailers once again in a few days in order to add another sneaker from the “City Pack” to their collection, which will be the Air Jordan 10 Retro “Chicago Flag.”
Following an exhausting and wearying 7-game play off series, the Charlotte Hornets were not able to defeat the Miami Heat. Considering that Michael Jordan owns the franchise, it should be quite obvious that he was likely feeling quite disappointed by their loss. In fact, it would not be too farfetched to assume that deep down, the G.O.A.T. was probably thinking about coming out of retirement in order to aid his franchise towards victory. Of course, MJ’s days of suiting up for an on-court performance are long gone, which is why a sneaker like the returning Air Jordan 12 “Flu Game” is sure to bring back memories.
Jordanheads may or may not have noticed but there has not been much official marketing from Jordan brand for the Air Jordan 12. However, that does not change the fact that the twelfth Air Jordan model has made frequent appearances on retail shelves in 2016. Even though Jordan Brand has not dropped any O.G. colorways of the silhouette yet, every colorway that has hit the shelves, over the course of the past few months, flew off of them almost instantly. Of course, there was never a doubt that Jordanheads would be lining up to cop a pair of the Air Jordan 12 “Flu Game.”
Ever since receiving a proper retro treatment back in 2003, this will be the first time that the Air Jordan 12 “Flu Game” returns once again featuring a similar level of quality. Instead of using nubuck like the 2009 retro, this year’s version is once again has uppers made up of full-grain leather, which are partly covered in vivid red overlays. Moreover, the sneaker does not sport any unnecessary details that were not present on it when Jordan Brand had first introduced it.
Old school Jordanheads probably even still refer to this Air Jordan 12 colorway as the “Bred” iteration because of its black and red color scheme. Regardless of what it is called, the returning Air Jordan 12 “Flu Game” is scheduled to retail at a price of $190 on May 28th of jordan release dates.
Air Jordan 12 “Flu Game”
Release Date: May 28th, 2016
In the past, every time a certain year neared its conclusion, Jordanheads would begin speculating what new installments they will be adding to their retro catalog, which keeps growing with each passing year. Not only did the Jumpman kick off this year with some fresh Jordan releases 2016, they also unveiled a number of sneakers that would feature the classic Nike Air logo. They even revealed that the Air Jordan 1 “Bred” and “Royal” would also be making a return this year. Above all, Jordan Brand had even brought sneakerheads news regarding the comeback of the Air Jordan 14 “Indiglo” and “Oxidized” iterations too. Continue reading The OG “Indiglo” and “Oxidized” Colorways Of The AJ14 Are Returning In 2016
Ever since 2015 or so, Jordan Brand has been paying relatively more attention to the Air Jordan 1 Low, which is more fitting now considering that summer is on its way. In recent times, the Jumpman has dropped numerous OG colorways of the Air Jordan 1 Low, including the “Bred,” “Chicago,” “Royal,” “Shadow,” and other OG iterations. While this particular Air Jordan 1 Low rendition is not a returning OG colorway, it perhaps reminds old-school sneakerheads of a classic theme that was quite popular back in the days. Moreover, this sneaker’s overall color scheme makes it ideal for both the spring and summer seasons jordan releases. Continue reading This Air Jordan 1 Low “Hyper Turquoise” Reminds Of Jordan Brand’s Tiffany-Themed Sneakers
Considering that Michael Jordan is undoubtedly one of the most distinguished and illustrious basketball athletes of all-time, he certainly deserves all of the special privileges and treatment that he receives. Perhaps the biggest privilege of them all is that he has a brand and a numbered series of basketball sneakers named after him, and he likely even gets to call the shots to quite an extent. No wonder he was able to get an collection of Charlotte Hornets-themed Air Jordan sneakers designed just to prove his point that was serious about his new team’s colors. Apparently one of them might arrive at retailers in 2017. Continue reading The Jordan 3 From MJ’s “Hornets” Collection Is Rumored For A 2017 Release
The qualifying games for the 2016 NBA Playoffs began near the end of March and the Eastern Conference currently underway. Numerous engrossing sneakers were spotted on the hardwood during the first weekend of the Playoffs. It makes sense why Jordan Brand utilizing the Air Jordan 30 as the base for the sneaker iterations that their athletes will be rocking in the upcoming games. After all, the thirtieth model is the latest in their signature numbered sneaker series. However, despite being busy working on these Air Jordan 30 Player Exclusives, Jordan Brand apparently also designed a new iteration that will actually arrive at retailers next month. Continue reading This Jordan 30 “Gym Red” Emerges From All The AJ30 Playoff Player Exclusives
Jordan Brand still has plenty of time to surprise their loyal fans this year by the time 2016 comes to an end, but they should also be prepared for what is to come next year. That include return of the Air Jordan 15 Retro, particularly its “Stealth Black / Varsity Red” colorway, which is slated to make its comeback after 8 years. However, the jordan releases 2017 version will nothing like the previous two re-releases from the 2007 Jordan Flight Club drop and the 2008 Countdown Pack. Instead, it will be a true retro and closest to sneaker that Tinker Hatfield had originally designed.
The Air Jordan 15 Retro “Stealth Black / Varsity Red” had originally made its debut back on November 12, 1999 and its retail price back then had been $150. The uppers of the 1999 retro predominantly consisted of black colored full grain leather, while their top halves were made up of woven material. A vertical red strip was featured over the heel counters, running downwards. Since Michael Jordan was known for sticking the tongues of his sneaker out when performing on the court, Tinker had designed the Air Jordan 15’s tongues accordingly.
As for the inspiration behind the sneaker itself, NASA’s X-15 Fighter Jet from 1950 was the primary source and the silhouette does somewhat appear as if it is something high-tech. Other noteworthy features of this model include its hidden lace system, one-piece dynamic fit sleeve and its Zoom Air insoles. The sneaker is also equipped with injected TPR external heel counters, which enhance the support its offers. Finally, this sneaker is also equipped with two-piece outsoles that feature extended wraps and rubber herringbone pods, which improve traction.
So far, there are not many details but it is very likely that the Air Jordan 15 is indeed returning next year and it will resemble the OG more accurately than its predecessors. While Jordanheads should think of it as rumor for now, but Air Jordan 15 Retro “Stealth Black / Varsity Red” hit the shelves once again in 2017.
Air Jordan 15 Retro “Stealth”
Stealth Black/Varsity Red
Release Date: Spring,2017