- Air Jordan 1 High “University Blue“
Blending classic color blocking, an eponymous shade of blue that supposedly pulls from Michael Jordan‘s collegiate days with the UNC Tar Heels and alternate material construction, the “University Blue” supplies a charming blend of fresh and familiar. Although the colors differ, of course, the “University Blue” upper features an Air Jordan 1 “Chicago”- style color blocking setup.
Light sky blue appears on mudguards, eye stays, collar flaps, and heel pieces, all atop a crisp white on-toe box, domicile, and throats. Black is the final color of the triad, gracing Swooshes, laces, and collars likewise. As mentioned over, the material construction is notable each “University Blue” piece uses a supple suede, a vast divergence from the AJ1’s standard full leather construction.
A black ball-and-wings logo on the collar fever and a blue Nike Air hit on the tongue label add further branded faculty, and the look is completed by a white midsole and “University Blue” outsole.
2. Air Jordan 1 High ’85 “Neutral Grey”
Jordan Brand is set to retro the OG Air Jordan 1 “ Neutral Grey” for the first time.
Arriving in a true-to-the-original Air Jordan 1 Hi‘ 85 makeup — a figure with an advanced, flatter, more traditional collar than the Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG — the “Neutral Grey” is a sneaker that’s seen an immense explosion of fashionability over recent times.
Uppers are constructed from a crisp white leather, with the low-crucial argentine suede that gives the model its name appearing on midfoot Whistles and collars likewise. Further argentine details are present on the collar flap’s ball-and-wings logo and the fabric tongue tag’s Nike hit. White midsoles and argentine outsoles round off the look.
Apart from the OG figure, the “Neutral Grey” also comes with an old-school Air Jordan hangtag, featuring a memorable print of Michael Jordan soaring for a slam dunk. Of note is that the “ Neutral Grey” is only the third time the Hi‘ 85 cut has been used it debuted as part of January’s “New Onsets” pack alongside an Air Boat.
3. Travis Scott x Air Jordan 6 “British Khakhi”
Looking at the Travis Scott x Air Jordan 6 “British Khaki”, the sneaker that has been participated by Las Vegas- predicated retailer Point, showcasing its premium suede explanation and Cactus Jack-inspired details.
The entire suede upper is dressed in “the British Khaki” colorway, which is neutralized with subtle “Sail” and “Crimson” detail. Stand-out features include the hoard pockets around the ankle collar — which are constructed with a zip and button check — as well as red embroidered Cactus Jack ingraining on the heel, and a printed hallmark on the outsole.
4. Trophy Room x Air Jordan 1 High
A nod to the purported “snap- cop-out” NBA legends like Julius “Dr.J” Erving and Larry Bird put on a brash beginner Michael Jordan by refusing to pass him the ball during the game, the shoe is loaded with special details and boasts a familiar red, white and black color scheme inspired by the ageless Air Jordan 1 “Chicago” — the shoe Jordan sported during the contest.
In OG “Chicago” fashion, the shoe combines white leather dwelling and toe boxes with red mudguards, eye stays, heels, and collar flaps. Black gets into the mix by way of Swooshes, ball-and-bodies ensigns, collars, and laces, the last of which sits atop a white nylon lingo with a red and white Nike Air label.
Though all of this is familiar fodder for Air Jordan fanatics, there are many notable differences as well. Michael Jordan’s autograph is stamped on the side heel, and each piece is connected by white discrepancy stitching. All the red overlays have a frothy, most icy shade, an implicit nod to the “freeze” that was put on Jordan in the game. Finishing details are handled by a passage midsole, a translucent outsole with blue and red stars, and an honorary badge magnified on the insole.
5. Union x Air Jordan 4 “Desert Moss“
After the first Union LA x Air Jordan 4 was revealed in April, we now have an alternate collaboration titled the Union LA x Air Jordan 4 “Desert Moss.”
Thanks to its unique material construction and unsurpassed sewed-down tongue, Union LA’s Air Jordan 4 has always garnered a healthy quantity of interest and discussion. The “Desert Moss” is sure to foster that morality, as it’s fluently Union’s most wildly-colored AJ4 yet. The eponymous “Desert Moss” shade, a rich yellow, is used on the suede mudguards and eye stays. It’s snappily varied by “Dark Iris” mesh toe boxes, diggings, and collars.
The quarter panel serves as a base for some of the shoe’s most interesting details, scilicet white midfoot network and filled-in “sides,” done up in translucent plastic. “Turquoise Blue” is introduced into the blend on the bottom eyelets, lingo badge, and heels. On the last of these pieces, it’s equipped with a purple Nike Air to chalk up for classic style.
Rounding off the look is the forenamed folded-down tongue itself, done up in a natural tone to match the midsoles. Aqua Air Max units, two sets of specked laces, and a brace of unique hangtags — one of which repurposes Union LA’s OG totem — add a sprinkle of shoe-perfecting flair.
6. A Ma Maniére x Air Jordan 3
The A-Ma Maniére x Air Jordan 3 “ Raised By Women” is centered around two main pillars an ultra-clean color scheme and an important, meaningful backstory inspired by Black women.
Any Air Jordan aficionado is likely familiar with the AMM AJ 3’s design at this point, but points of note for those less familiar include giant print-less gray suede mudguards, adeptly yellowed detailing that contrasts with an elegant mauve on the midsole, special branding on the lingo and a crocheted silver satin collar cushion. Under the Nike Air- blessed heel tabs, there are indeed specially printed dispatches from A-Ma Maniére founder James Whitner‘s mother, done up in her own handwriting.
7. Air Jordan 6 “Carmine“
Designed by the great Tinker Hatfield and sported by Michael Jordan on numerous occasions throughout his 1991-1992 NBA season, this investiture is accoutred with a bold and bright scheme that’s directly reflective of the Chicago Bulls. Drafted with its OG shape, the high-cut kicks are executed with bright white leather overlays while bold nominal tinges stain the nubuck fabric that rests under, lace toggles as well as the heightened region of the throat which is given a silky satin finish. Ventilated holes also poke out through the mid-foot and collars to break up the smooth textures.
Slivers of black weights are also called upon to take over the two-window lingos, sock liners, and the heel counter. Branding is decoupled between the Jordan button that’s exaggerated onto the throat, as well as on the lower heels which spells out the forenamed “Nike Air” hit in “Carmine” red.
Down under, the midsole unit color-blocks between white backgrounds and overlaying black earth, and comes slept with a translucent outsole.
8. Air Jordan 4 “UNC“
As indicated by its moniker, the nominal color here’s what makes the biggest statement. The Navigator Heel-inspired tinge drenches the suede overlays and lingos, laces, as well as the netted sections atop the mid-foot and lower throat. The heel counters and the “wings” on this retro sacrifice are given “Tech Grey” backgrounds with black freckled detailing, the former sporting a Jumpman totem rather than the more favored Nike Air imprinting. Tongue patches are given a monochromic white appearance, the right side featuring a Jordan Brand banner addition.
Nethermost pieces continue the motif with grey/ black mottled midsoles that come paired with stealthy forefoot molds and white paint that surrounds its exposed heel Air unit.
9. Air Jordan 1 Low Travis Scott x Fragment
This low-cut Air Jordan 1 features an analogous palette to its ancestor but uses divergent color blocking and unique detailing to separate itself.
Uppers start with a familiar “Black Toe” color blocking scheme with black mudguards, eye stays white toe boxes and quarter panels, and blue heel detailing. AJ 1 and Fragment fans will surely notice the parallels to the iconic fragment design x Air Jordan 1 from 2014, but there’s a plenitude of new tweaks as well. The biggest one of these differences is the large backward cream Sizzle on the midfoot, which works with Air Jordan, scrap design and Cactus Jack heel branding both stamped and embellished to give some of Scott’s signature flair.
Medium sides get in on the party as well, discarding the backward Sizzle of the side half in favor of a simple black Sizzle, and adding a tooling law-inspired visual to the midsole. The midsole itself is done up in a cream tone, matching the side Sizzle, the laces, and the cream lingo. This lingo features an OG Nike Air hit on its label and adds a redundant black label on its left side. Blue outsoles, collar filling, and insoles finalize the look.
10. Billie Eilish x Air Jordan 15
Her design is simple and tonal, using an unpretentious tan shade to show off the 15’s unique construction. The tight lifts on the rubberized heel budget an intriguing diverseness with the wider crests on the forefoot and midfoot, and “ 23 – 6 – 15” appears on the heel as well, a nod to Michael Jordan‘s jersey number, NBA championships, and 15th model.
The signature endowment is by and largely broken down to the Air Jordan 15’s spacious lingo, which supplies Eilish’s Bloshsh logo facing overhead on its front. Eilish’s full name is also spelled out on the insoles. Jumpman logos are placed on the side heel and collar for ingrained faculty, while down below, tonal midsoles and outsoles complete the look.
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