Jordan 3Lab5 “Black Metal” Is Creating A Lot Of Buzz But No News On The Release Date

For those who thought that Jordan Brand would not be releasing another 3Lab5 colorway this year, the Jordan release dates 2014 posted on make it apparent that this is not the case. An almost all-black colorway of the Air Jordan 3Lab5 is among the latest Jordan sneakers that are to be released in the coming months. Apart the black upper, this pair features accents with some sprinkled on them. Considering that this pair also has a “Metallic” feel, this makes it look somewhat like the Air Jordan 3Lab5 that was released near the end of last year.

 Jordan 3Lab5 “Black Metal”This Black and “Metallic” combination colorway of the Air Jordan 3Lab5 also looks quite OG. Based on the images of the pair, the sneaker apparently has the same somewhat blocked upper like its predecessor, which is perhaps a trait that will be featured by future pairs from this line as well.

The Air Jordan 3Lab5 “Black/Metallic” happens to be the third Air Jordan V that is covered is entirely covered in the “Elephant” print. Moreover, the inspiration for this pair comes from the Air Jordan V OGs from 1990. In other words, the colorway and silhouette have been inspired from the pairs that were released in 1990, while the “Elephant” print is inspired from the Air Jordan V of 1988. However, it would not be wrong to anticipate that this pair is going to become a huge hit once released.

 Jordan 3Lab5 “Black Metal”Two pairs of the Air Jordan 3Lab5 have already been released during Eastbay’s Air Jordan restock that took place in last month in April. Regardless of whether or not any of their readers managed to cop either pair, they can also dream of expanding their 3Lab5 collection by waiting for the pair to be released. Jordan Brand is yet to announce an official release date for this pair that has created a lot of buzz, but will keep you up to date about this and other Jordan release dates 2014.

The Air Jordan 14 “Thunder” Adds A Whole New Touch To A Very Familiar Colorway

Among the new Jordans 2014 that Jordan Brand is bringing back this year is the Air Jordan 14. Some readers probably might have heard about the Air Jordan 14 Retro “Black Toe” towards the end of last year. However, is updating you on the arrival of another colorway of the Air Jordan 14, which has been dubbed “Thunder.”

 Jordan 14 “Thunder”   This is certainly not the first time for an Air Jordan sneaker to sport the “Thunder” theme, but it seems that the Air Jordan 14 is next in line. Although this colorway features the same yellow that has been spotted on the “Lightning” colorway, however, the “Thunder” moniker fits this one quite well since it is a black and yellow pair. This also happens to be the very first of the colorways of the Air Jordan 14 that are scheduled to be released this year.

In the past, Jordan Brand has rarely repeated a colorway on a sneaker when the colorway has already appeared on another model previous. Of course, one exception to this tradition is the Chicago Bulls style. Usually, Jordan Brand is known for its practice of introducing new colorways and/or combinations, but this colorway of the Air Jordan XIV goes against that practice Why? Well, because a Retro “Thunder” colorway of the Air Jordan IV had already been released just last year.

The latest images of the Air Jordan 14 “Thunder” that have surfaced provide quite a clear and closer too at this upcoming pair. Based on the recent buzz and these images, these sneakers have a black nubuck upper with black lining, and even the outsole is black. What deem this pair worthy of the “Thunder” moniker is the touches of yellow featured on the Jordan branding, midsole, and outsole.

The thing that sets the Air Jordan 14 “Thunder” apart is that not only does this colorway really work, it excels and surpasses beyond the boundary and purpose of being just another sneaker model. As mentioned, the first time this colorway had become prominent was back when the same colorway had been released for the Air Jordan IV and today; this “Thunder” colorway is admired as a Jordan classic. Jordan Brand again repeated this colorway on the Air Jordan I “New Love,” which also took the sneaker market by storm. Now, this black and yellow colorway is been put on this fresh new pair of upcoming Air Jordan 14s.

As was the case with the very first Air Jordan 14, this “Thunder” pair is also inspired from the Ferrari. This pair is quite simple but the combination of colors and materials is exceptional. The good news that brings is that this pair is among the new Jordans 2014 that actually have release date. Thus, the Air Jordan 14 “Thunder” is all set to make its retail debut on July 4, which is almost eight days away.

The Air Jordan 2 “Night Shade” Turned Out Not To Be A “One of One” Pair & Have Already Arrived At Retailers

As seen on, there seems to have been plenty of Air Jordan 2 colorways among the New Jordans 2014 that have already been released this year or are set to be released. One of them is the “Night Shade” colorway of the Air Jordan 2. However, it would not be wrong to say that the colorway is perhaps among the most unexpected and unusual versions of the Air Jordan II that have been released till date.

Jordan 2 "Night Shade"The “Safari” print that is featured on this pair has apparently been borrowed from a certain Nike shoe from the 1980s, among other details. The reflective piping that can be seen on this colorway is nothing like anything that has ever been seen on Jordan shoes in the past. Back when images of the Air Jordan II “Night Shade” had started surfacing, it was believed that it was a one of one pair, especially when Chris Paul, the Jordan Brand athlete, was spotted sporting the shoes.

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Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Gym Red” Arrives As An Unconventional & Unexpected “NIKE AIR” 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.

Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Gym Red” 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.

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Jordan 14 Makes A Comeback This August In A Wolf Grey/Sport Blue & A Few Other Colorways

August 2nd is among the latest 23isback release dates because that is when a new Wolf Grey and Sport Blue color of the Air Jordan 14 (14) is being brought back by Jordan Brand. The colorway is a part of the small Retro Jordan collection that is also expected to be released during the Fall season. This combination of grey and blue is quite like the “Light Graphite” colorway that was released back in 2011, which featured darker shades of these two main colors. However, what sets this upcoming Air Jordan 14 is that the upper is made of tumbled leather.

  It was the year 1998 that marked the original release of the Air Jordan 14. The kicks featured a designed influenced by Ferrari luxury sports car and served the purpose of commemorating Michael Jordan’s fondness of motorsports. The Air Jordan 14 had been a late-era Tinker Hatfield model and its dearest colorway was the “Long Shot.” Michael Jordan made the black and red pair famous during that unforgettable moment when he won the Championship in the 1998 NBA Finals after scoring the winning field goal. It was also the last time Michael Jordan played as a part of the Chicago Bulls.

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