Jordan Brand plans on rolling out quite a few Retro models this Holiday Season, and a couple of them are pairs we haven’t seen in years.
The Air Jordan XIV Low is by far my favorite, and I’ll need to scoop up a pair once they release. I still have my Aqua 8’s, but the paint is cracking so I suppose that’s enough of an excuse to grab a fresh pair. Then there is the UNC AJ1… that actually irritates me since I bought the Mid version not too long ago & now they’re dropping the ‘real’ version… so because of that I’m going to pass. Fans of the Chrome Air Jordan 8 will be thrilled as they’re making their first comeback since their initial release.
We have two new colorways on some old classics as well. The first is the Air Jordan 8 which features the 8’s Sample tongue that never released – that colorway is surprisingly awesome. Lastly, we have an Air Jordan 7 that looks like the Huxtable Nike SB… even thought that isn’t what they’re inspired by.
Check out all the official information below, including which pairs are re-mastered, and let me know what you think below in the comment section.
Originally debuted by the legend himself during Chicago’s “three-peat” championship basketball season in 1992-93, the Air Jordan VIII was a true showstopper on the hardwood. Featuring distinctive crossover straps atop the laces, the Air Jordan VIII was the last shoe His Airness would wear before his sudden retirement in October 1993.
Jordan Brand will release three colorways of this iconic silhouette during the 2015 holiday season, paying homage to historic moments during Michael Jordan’s career.
AIR JORDAN VIII “AQUA”
Worn originally during the 1993 All-Star Game, the Air Jordan VIII Aqua returns with fully re-mastered construction and OG materials. The classic silhouette features a black Nubuck upper, in addition to Bright Concord and Aqua highlights, that brighten the back half of the shoe.
AIR JORDAN VIII “THREE TIME’S A CHARM”
The Air Jordan VIII Three Times a Charm pays tribute to Chicago’s first three-peat championship season, while taking color cues from each of the three defeated teams. Vivid hues invigorate the white- and black-based shoe, in addition to the Infrared-toned Jumpman highlighted on the new tongue label.
AIR JORDAN VIII “BLACK AND CHROME”
One of the first non-OG colorways of the Air Jordan VIII, the black-and-chrome version makes its return this holiday season. Upon its first release in 2003, the shoe became an instant classic. The black-based upper incorporates chrome-like accents throughout the shoe and pulls design details from the Air Jordan VIII “Playoffs” and Air Jordan VIII “Aqua”.
In addition to the Air Jordan VIII, the brand will release three supplemental silhouettes next winter — the Air Jordan I, the Air Jordan XIV Low and the Air Jordan VII.
AIR JORDAN I
Drafting colors from Jordan’s collegiate alma mater, this Air Jordan I features dark powder blue accents atop a white, premium smooth leather upper.
AIR JORDAN XIV LOW
Last released in 1999, the Air Jordan XIV Low arrives this holiday season with re-mastered construction and OG materials. The Air Jordan XIV Low draws from the sleek lines and aerodynamic design of one of the world’s fastest automobiles. The all-black nubuck leather upper is complemented by varsity royal accents and maize color splashes.
AIR JORDAN VII
Inspired by Jordan’s vibrant printed sweater and shorts he wore on camera in an iconic commercial, this Air Jordan VII features colorful hues, such as Bright Concord and Soar Blue, energizing the classic, white-based shoe.