Jordan Brand recently made some major announcements related to 8 new Air Jordan retro releases that will be hitting the shelves on the Spring Jordan release dates 2016. The eight forthcoming sneakers have been divided into three different collections, one of which is the “Dunk From Above” Collection that will consist of three different pairs.
The “Dunk From Above” Collection is just one of Jordan Brand’s Spring 2016 collections, the other being the the “Alternate” Collection and the “Poster” Collection. The “Dunk from Above” Collection, as its nickname suggests, takes inspiration from Michael Jordan’s unique dunking ability, where he would appear frozen in mid-air in poses somewhat similar to the Jordan “Jumpman” logo. Thus, this collection has been nicknamed after MJ’s ability to soar high and take flight, whenever he performed a slam dunk from great heights.
Jordanheads had probably not been expecting the Air Jordan 5 Low to make a comeback anytime soon, but surprising the low-cut version of the silhouette is a part of this collection. The Jordan 5 Low iteration included in this collection consists of a white leather upper while the piping sports a premium Metallic Gold hue. The midsole and tongue are covered in Obsidian, adding some distinct contrast.
The second sneaker that this collection comprises of is the Air Jordan 1 Mid Nouveau, which again has a crisp White leather base that also features an iridescent Swoosh that adds luminosity to this muted pair. However, it is the Air Jordan 4 “Dunk From Above” that is the highlight of this collection and thus, is named after it. This “Dunk From Above” colorway of the Jordan 4 is made up an upper draped in a buttery navy hue with Yellow accents and a gum sole that make it resemble the Marquette PE.
Much like its nickname, the “Dunk From Above” along with the “Alternate” and “Poster” Collections are most likely going to fly off the shelves the moment they arrive. Of course, there are still six months left before Jordan release dates 2016 begin pouring in.
Air Jordan 1 High Nouveau “Dunk From Above”
Release Date: *January, 2016
Air Jordan 4 Retro Dunk From Above
Midnight Navy/Varsity Maize-White-Metallic Gold
Release Date: March 19th, 2016
308497-425 | $190
Air Jordan 5 Retro Low “Dunk From Above”
White/Metallic Gold-Midnight Navy
Release Date: February 20th, 2016
819171-135 | $170