Jordan 13

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Air Jordan 13: 1997–1998

The 1997–1998 season was the last one that Michael Jordan played as a part of the Bulls, and that was when Jordan Brand released Jordan 13. Jordan 13 featured a mastermind design, the credit for which goes to Tinker Hatfield. A considerable number of Jordan shoe fans consider the Air Jordan 13 as the best design model by Jordan Brand. Continue reading Jordan 13

Jordan 12

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Air Jordan 12: 1996–1997

At the time the Air Jordan 12 was supposed to be unveiled, the twelfth model from the Air Jordan line had to compete with Nike’s Foamposite and Shox. It might be hard to believe but the source of inspiration for the Air Jordan 12 came from Nisshoki, a 19th century woman’s fashion shoe, while its design was also inspired by the Rising Sun seen in the Japanese flag, which is the reason that sun rays are depicted through the stitching that runs down its side panels. Unlike its predecessors, the tongue of the Air Jordan 12 features “Two 3” instead of “23.”

In 2015, Jordan Brand and Public School NYC collaborated to work on the Air Jordan, but the real retro gems will arrive next year in the form of the classic “Flu Game,” “French Blue” and “Varsity Red” colorways. Even the Air Jordan 12 “Master” will hit the shelves in 2016 as a part of the “Poster” collection. Continue reading Jordan 12

Jordan 11

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Air Jordan 11: 1995–1996

Most Jordanheads greatly admire the Air Jordan 11 and the model has always been a bestseller. Michael Jordan wore the Air Jordan 11 during the 1995-1996 season after he returned to the NBA. Despite considering the use of high-end nylon materials, Tinker Hatfield ultimately decided to use patent leather to construct the eleventh sneaker from the Air Jordan line so that it would resemble the shiny body of a convertible vehicle. He even gave the sneaker a lightweight Phylon midsole that included a full-length carbon fiber plate and a full-length Air-Sole unit.

2015’s annual Air Jordan 11 Retro release hit the shelves in the form of the “72-10” colorway and a Spain-based sneaker shop played a prank by showcasing a “Moon Landing” iteration that does not really exist. Fortunately, it is being rumored that Jordan Brand might drop the Air Jordan 11 “Space Jam” in 2016. Continue reading Jordan 11

Jordan 10

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Air Jordan 10 : 1994–1995

Most Jordanheads had assumed that the Air Jordan line would not continue when Michael Jordan first retired from the sport of basketball in order to pursue a career in baseball. While Michael Jordan had not yet retired at the time when Tinker Hatfield had begun designing the Air Jordan 10, but the final design of the tenth Air Jordan model was ultimately Tinker’s decision. However, it is not surprising that he maintained the quality of the sneaker with a huarache inner sleeve, a quick lace system and an upper made up of leather.

The Air Jordan 10 “OVO” was apparently the final colorway of the silhouette to makes its retail debut in 2015, which was recently restocked. Much like the original, Jordan Brand is planning to drop other Air Jordan 10 retro colorways that will be a part of next year’s 2016 “City Pack.” Continue reading Jordan 10

Jordan 9

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Air Jordan 9 : 1993–1994

Japanese design had inspired Tinker Hatfield at the time when he had begun working on the Air Jordan 9. In fact, Japanese culture served as the primary source of inspiration for many of the elements that are featured by the ninth model from the Air Jordan line. Words in various global languages representing Michael Jordan’s sporting spirit were added to the soles of the sneaker, while the Jordan Jumpman logo accompanied by the “Rising Sun” is featured on the rear end. Considering that the Air Jordan 9 represents Michael Jordan’s worldwide fame, it was the model chosen for his United Center statute.

It was that statue that served as the inspiration for the Air Jordan 9 Retro “The Statue” that hit the shelves in 2015. Summer 2016 might also mark the arrival of the Air Jordan 9 Low “Derek Anderson PE” and the Air Jordan 9 Low “Pantone.” Continue reading Jordan 9