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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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.
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
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.
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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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.
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.
The 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
Those who have been paying attention to Jordan release 2014 dates and news, whether on 23IsBACK.me or elsewhere, they most likely would have gotten a first look at the soon-to-be-released Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Carmine”. As revealed for the very first time, the pair will be released in a Black/Red/White colorway with a translucent sole. It should be obvious that they have been inspired from the Air Jordan VI’s “Carmine” colorway, while the color-blocking is similar to that of the Air Jordan 1 High.
The Air Jordan 1 “Carmine” makes its retail debut on May 24th, 2014. Some readers may have found it surprising that these sneakers are from the Retro High OG variety since an Air Jordan 1 ’91 design had been expected, so that the sneakers would be closer linked up with the AJ 6. These sneakers, especially their ice clear outsoles, are definitely somewhat reminiscent of the Air Jordan 6s.
In fact, the “Carmine” colorway itself was last seen on the Air Jordan 6s, and now it has taken form on these Air Jordan 1 Retro High OGs. The upper of these shoes sports the Air Jordan logo, Carmine red and white paneling, the white overlaying the red, with subtle black accents on the swoosh, and traditional Chicago Bulls-style lining. Continue reading The Upcoming Air Jordan 1 Retro High OGs To Be Released As Part Of The Retro “Carmine” Collection
Every year, those who have an interest in sneakers tend to wonder what sneakers are going to be released by Jordan Brand. In each calendar year, a cycle of retro sneakers are introduce that dominated basketball courts back when Michael Jordan was playing, and plenty of other pairs tailored for modern tastes. Obviously, the Air Jordan heat keeps on burning in 2014, and 23isBACK.me is your source for the most anticipated Air Jordan release dates 2014. One such releases is the Nike SB x Air Jordan 1 “Lance Mountain,” the newest collab that is perfect for those who out on the original Nike SB x Air Jordan 1 sneaker. Lance Mountain, the skateboarding legend, is the man behind the design of these sneakers, featuring a faded repaint job in solid black and white. These kicks will also remain true to the mismatched “Bred” and “Royal” style that was once rocked by Lance Mountain. Royal blue accents are featured on one of the shoes and red accents are features on the other. However, it is not until these sneakers have actually been worn that the accents hiding beneath their painted surface become visible.
Crafted as high performance basketball sneakers for a rising star, innovation was introduced to skateboarding culture by the Air Jordan I. Nearly 3 decades after they were introduced, they are still among the most celebrated skateboarding sneakers. Thus, Jordan Brand and Nike SB decide answers to the needs of skateboards by collaborating to release this second edition Nike SB x Air Jordan Is. Much like how the world surrounding them is repurposed by skateboarders, the Nike SB x Air Jordan 1 was a basketball that became their preferred choice. Its durable premium leather, high ankle coverage, Nike Air technology and padding made it easier for skateboarders to cope with big landings and eliminated the need for grip tape.
With the design of these sneakers, Lance Mountain is literally emphasizing how pairs have been mismatched by skateboarders wishing to extend the life of their Air Jordans. Each shoe would be painted over so that uniformity was created. This aesthetic is recreated by these Lance Mountain Nike SB x Air Jordan Is, which is why the black/royal and black/red colorway is mismatched in a single pair and the colors and are then covered in black or white, DIY-style paint. The colors beneath are revealed when the painted surface wears out after the sneakers have been worn enough.
As per the Air Jordan release dates 2014, both the black and white pairs of the Nike SB x Air Jordan 1 are scheduled to be released on June 7th, 2014.