23 is Back readers had already been informed that Jordan Brand has been going from one location to another all around the country for the Air Jordan XX9 Wear-Test tour. This time, the Air Jordan XX9 was put to the test in New York City at Jordan Brand’s exclusive Terminal 23 space in the presence of a group of sneaker media members. These events have been building anticipation of the XX9 2014 Jordan release date of September 6. Continue reading Jordan Brand’s Air Jordan XX9 Wear-Test Tour Moved To NYC At Terminal 23
23isBack readers may have noticed that a few Jordan release dates 2014 did not fall on a typical Saturday, and June 2 is one of those release dates. Jordan releases on Saturdays have become a bit of a tradition for Jordan Brand, which they often ignore, and that is what is going to happen this Wednesday when two sneakers are released simultaneously. Jordan “Gym Red” and “Wolf Grey” are on their way towards making their retail debut.
Not so long ago, the “Black/White” and “Iguana/Iguana-White” colorways of the Future had also been released on the same date, but it was a Saturday. As for these colorways of the Jordan Future, they will make their retail debut next week with a price tag of $150. Sneakerheads must have been relieved when the release of these pairs was confirmed a couple of days ago. Many sneaker enthusiasts were afraid that these two pairs of new jordans would only be released to exclusive regions.
Back in April, when the NBA playoffs were nearing, Russell Westbrook had made an on-court appearance, wearing quite a unique Air Jordan XX9 colorway. It became obvious that Jordan Brand was giving its loyal fans hints at a potential Air Jordan XX9 debut. In the same month, the teaser video, “Tailored For Flight,” was also released by Jordan Brand in which some major hints were dropped regarding what inspired the overall design of the Air Jordan XX9. The video revealed that a major focal point behind the design of the shoe was high-end tailored suits.
Later in April, Jordan Brand confirmed that the Air Jordan XX9 would be launched in two separate colorways in September. Jordan Brand also revealed that the sneakers would feature a myriad of performance technologies, such as the first ever performance-woven upper, an evolved Flight Plate system, and the new Flight Web. Tinker Hatfield, the Jordan Brand legend, designed these sneakers, and he had apparently been working them for two years.
The Air Jordan XX9 was then officially unveiled at a Jordan Brand media event that took place in April in New York City. The attention to detail that was seen on Jordan Brand’s 29th signature sneaker definitely gave views an aesthetic that they had never seen in the past in Air Jordan basketball performance sneakers. As mentioned, an evolved Flight Plate was featured by both pairs along with a new woven upper. The shoes also feature a design that is form fitted to the foot, which makes them the sneaker equivalent of tailored suits.
In terms of patterns and prints, the Air Jordan XX9 truly showcased the diversity of the woven upper. In particular, the Black/White/Gym Red colorway of the Air Jordan XX9 is a traditional take on the woven upper. The pair actually seems to be reminiscent of the “Chicago” colorway because it seems to have borrowed from the Chicago Bulls’ theme and the elephant printer upper is certainly a blast from the past. Continue reading With The Air Jordan XX9 Release Three Months Away — Here Is A Look At The XX9 Black/White/Gym Red Colorway
It was back in 2013 when Air Jordan Retro High OG releases received the original “NIKE AIR” treatment, something that was greatly enjoyed by Jordan Brand aficionados. 23 is BACK is here to keep readers updated that this high cut silhouette and its classic branding will be making an appearance this year too. Much like last year, it is quite natural to expect this timeless silhouette to be released in new colorways, and the Gym Red edition, featuring white accents and midsole, is included among them.
The Air Jordan 1 “Gym Red” is going to hit the shelves on June 28th this year. The fact of the matter is that an Air Jordan 1 in a “NIKE AIR” version was not exactly expected to make a return. In fact, many Jordan Brand sneaker enthusiasts may have been assumed that a “NIKE AIR” version of these kicks had faded off the scene after its strong run last year. However, that is not the case. The truth is that the renewed AJKO style marks the return of many other sneakers of this kind.