This is the only thing that comes to mind when I see what Jordan Brand has planned for the start of 2017, the only thing.
Now that you’ve got that awesome throwback stuck in your brain, it’s time to take a look at what Jordan Brand plans to release during the spring (January through March) of 2017. At least, a small glimpse as you know this isn’t all they’ve got planned. I mean, you have to know. They never unveil the entire line. Think about it, All-Star Weekend lineup isn’t listed so there are going to be plenty more Retro releases. But, these are some of my favorite. Well, the Air Jordan 12 Retro Low ‘Playoff’ is — the rest I can live without.
If you want to see why Jordan Brand hasn’t been able to focus much attention on the performance side of things then check the giant list of upcoming Retro releases below along with release dates. Prices have not been included with the press information so we’ll have to wait and see if the brand plans on increasing prices in 2017.
You spot anything that you want to add to your rotation or are you anticipating other releases in 2017? Let us know.
AIR JORDAN IV
Jordan Brand elevates the iconic Air Jordan IV silhouette with premium materials and craftsmanship. Featuring a full black nubuck upper and metallic gold finishes, the Air Jordan VI continues to push the boundaries of off-court style.
This Air Jordan 4 Retro in Black/ Gold releases February 5.
AIR JORDAN XII LOW
Most notably known as the silhouette Jordan wore as he won his fifth title, the Air Jordan XII returns in its low-top incarnation.
Jordan Brand celebrates its legacy in a modern way with this new Air Jordan XII low color way. Featuring max orange accents, an extension of the brand’s heritage reds, the shoe features a black suede upper and matching pebbled leather mudguard.
Worn by MJ during his 1997 home Playoff run, the Air Jordan XII Playoff low remains faithful to the original colorway with a black tumbled leather upper and textured white leather overlays.
The Air Jordan 12 Retro Low ‘Playoff’ releases February 25.
The Air Jordan 12 Retro Low ‘Max Orange’ releases January 14.
AIR JORDAN ALTERNATE
Throughout his career, Michael Jordan regularly surprised fans with exclusive performance footwear. A simple color shift in each silhouette could instigate pandemonium, quickly becoming coveted by athletes and collectors alike.
As a celebration of Jordan’s instantly recognizable shoes, the brand unveils new Air Jordan VI and Air Jordan VIII color ways grounded by the Jordan’s famed red and white color schemes. Each shoe also features stitched year patches on the tongue corresponding to the year MJ wore the respective style on court.
The Air Jordan 6 Retro ‘Alternate’ releases March 11.
The Air Jordan 8 Retro ‘Alternate’ releases February 25.
Building off themes of flight that run strong throughout the Jordan Brand’s design history, this collection, which includes three shoes, takes cues from military bomber jackets and fighter planes.
The Air Jordan V takes design cues from a P51 flight bomber jacket. The leather wrapped midsole, a new construction technique to the Air Jordan V, beautifully grounds the sequoia green silhouette and is balanced by premium materials throughout the upper.
The Air Jordan 5 Retro ‘Take Flight’ releases February 11.
Incorporating a sequoia green color way inspired by the Air Jordan IX Olive, the Air Jordan VIII features pops of max orange. Additionally, the shoe is given an elevated construction and for the first time integrates neoprene materials in the upper.
The Air Jordan 8 Retro ‘Take Flight’ releases on January 28.
Originally released in 1999, the Air Jordan XV OG was inspired by a stealth fighter plane. The silhouette returns with premium materials and construction.
The Air Jordan 15 Retro OG releases January 7.
Source: Nike Inc.