Jordan Brand had dropped the Air Jordan 16 back in the February 2001, the year in which Michael Jordan had turned 38. The Air Jordan 16 happens to be one of those very few models that had not been designed by Tinker Hatfield. Yet, it had featured a combination of two particular features that Tinker Hatfield had been known for utilizing, namely icy, translucent outsoles and patent leather overlays. However, the removable gaiter of the Air Jordan 16 had been something innovative, something that sneakerheads had never seen before. Sneakerheads will now be able to cop the Air Jordan 16 once again in a colorway from 15 years ago.
The Air Jordan 16 “Midnight Navy” had been one of the original colorways of the model that Jordan Brand had released fifteen years ago. A majority of the Air Jordan iterations that were released after Michael Jordan was no longer a part of the Chicago Bulls have yet to receive the retro treatment. There have been numerous Air Jordan 16 retro samples that never got released, while Jordan Brand athletes like Joe Johnson and Ray Allen have also rocked PE variations of the Air Jordan 16. The last time the Air Jordan 16 hit the shelves, it had been a part of 2008’s Countdown Pack.
The Air Jordan 16 “Midnight Navy” had almost received the retro treatment back in 2014, but for some undisclosed decision, it was never really retro’d that year. Sneakerheads of the 21st century have been anticipating the return of this Air Jordan 16 colorway for quite a long time and it may finally happen in 2016. Not only its uppers but even its protective gaiter shroud will likely be made up of the same clean White-colored tumbled leather, while it gets its nickname from its Midnight Navy-colored accents.
Much like this year’s Air Jordan 17+ Retro “Copper” release, it is being rumored that the price of the returning Air Jordan 16 “Midnight Navy” may also end up being $250. In fact, it could be more than a rumor that this sneaker will be among 2016’s Jordan release because its potential release date is being reported as November 5th.
Air Jordan 16 “Midnight Navy”
Release Date: November 5th,2016
683075-106 | $250