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

Jordan 7

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Air Jordan 7: 1991–1992

Inspired by African art while in Portland and following Michael Jordan’s concept, Tinker Hatfield set out to design the seventh sneaker in the Air Jordan line, which would be sophisticated, while staying fresh and interesting for years to come. Tribal patterns from Western Africa as seen in an Afropop poster served as the source of inspiration behind the Air Jordan 7. Michael Jordan wore a special colorway of the Air Jordan 7 during the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, which featured the number “9” instead of “23” at the rear end.

Five other Air Jordan 7 colorways were released by Nike in 1992. Even the Air Jordan 7 “Olympic” made its retail debut in 2004. The remastered Air Jordan 7 “Sweater” or “Nothing But Net” and the Air Jordan 7 GG “Mulberry” were perhaps the biggest Air Jordan 7 releases of 2015. The latest news is that 2016 will mark the release of the Air Jordan 7 Retro “Tinker Alternative,” a revamped version of the original “Olympic” colorway. Continue reading Jordan 7

Jordan 6

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Air Jordan 6: 1990–1991

It was during the 1990-1991 season that the Jordan 6 was released. Jordan VI turned out to be another instant classic by Tinker Hatfield. The tongues of this pair were made of rubber with two holes in them to make it easier for the wearer to wear this pair. The lacelocks and the clear rubber soles featured by the Jordan 6 are the same as those of the Jordan 5. However, other than these, Tinker Hatfield brought a whole new design for Jordan 6. Continue reading Jordan 6