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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Jordan 6 “Cigar” To Be Released In Commemoration Of Michael Jordan’s Championship History

23isBACK.me has been keeping readers up to date on this year’s 23rd Anniversary celebration of Jordan 6, particularly the fact that the model is being rolled out in various new and old colorways. Although there has always been some reason or the other that Air Jordan kicks tend to become iconic, but the most special of them all has always been Jordan 6.

Jordan 6 “Cigar” To Be Released The very first time that Michael Jordan won an NBA Championship, he was wearing an Jordan 6 pair. The “Infrared” colorway had been laced up around the time of the 1991 Finals, back when the Los Angeles Lakers had been defeated by the Bulls. Of course, Michael Jordan went on to win five more Championship rings in his distinguished career.

Along with Champagne, Cigars happened to be a go-to treat for Michael Jordan whenever he won a championship. Michael Jordan certainly enjoys his post-Finals cigars and is famous for lighting up cigars in the locker room every time the Bulls won a championship. So, it should be no secret where the inspiration for Jordan 6 “Cigar” came from. In fact, this special “Cigar” colorway may as well have been created to pay homage Jordan’s past championship victories and his favorite pastime of smoking cigars. Continue reading Jordan 6 “Cigar” To Be Released In Commemoration Of Michael Jordan’s Championship History

Last Of Air Jordan 11 Lows Too With An “Infrared 23” Colorway

One of the biggest new Jordans 2014 release news of the past weekend was the release of the Air Jordan 11 Low “Concord.” For those who grew quite fond of the Air Jordan 2 “Infrared 23,” it is very likely that the latest colorway of the Air Jordan 11 Low will prove to be the one for them. These kicks sport a black on black upper where mesh and patent leather have been blended together with hints of cement leather. Only moderate use of Infrared 23 is visible on these sneakers, mainly to highlight the branding.

Jordan 11 Lows “Infrared 23”The Air Jordan 11 Low “Infrared 23” is making its retail debut on June 14th, 2014. It seems that this pair will be the last of Air Jordan 11 Lows to be released this year, at least for a while, until news of the Air Jordan 11 Low “Cool Grey” begins circulating. It is a fact that the perfect base is provided by Air Jordan 11 Lows to anyone who wants to do a Space Jam style custom, and this has been taken advantage of by plenty of people.

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The Air Jordan XX9’s Arrive This September With A Distinct Design

Jordan Brand’s 29th signature shoe is among the soon-to-be-released new Jordans 2014. Regardless of expectations, the upcoming Air Jordan XX9’s look nothing like the IIIs or XIs. Instead, these sneakers are proof that Jordan Brand is moving forward and striving to make better kicks for the basketball court.

The Air Jordan XX9s Revealed

Not one but colorways are scheduled to be released, both of which have some very striking differences. One pair features a very basic tonal appearance while the other has more complex panels and patterns on it. In fact, the Air Jordan XX9 will be bringing some very interesting things, especially considering that multiple other colorways have also be revealed by Jordan Brand. Jordan Brand has tailored the XX9’s for to be high performance basketball sneakers utilizing innovative weaving techniques that they learned about after visiting Italy.Jordan XX9's

The Air Jordan XX9’s are more breathable, more intricate and more reinforced because of Jordan Brand’s innovative weaving technology. Particular areas of the sneakers are even softer or stiffer than others. However, certain basic concepts of the shoe are similar to those of Nike’s Flyknit technology.

Due to having a performance-woven upper, the graphics on the XX9s appear to have a photo-level quality. The graphics and tapestries are actually not screen printed as they may appear to be; rather they also consist of some woven material just like the upper itself.

Jordan XX9The woven upper has webbed straps beneath it, which have been dubbed Flight Web, which integrate the lacing system in such a way that the foot is wrapped up in them. This way, flexibility and lockdown for natural motion will be provided. The sneakers themselves will have a breathable and comfortable sock-like feel since the upper layer is actually quite thin. Continue reading The Air Jordan XX9’s Arrive This September With A Distinct Design