Here it is, the news we have all been waiting for: today is the day Jordan Brand gives us a peak at the upcoming models and colorways coming in the Spring 2018 collection.
New colorways and models that have never been retroed are making an appearance, and several are inspired by previous models and designs.
First up: the Air Jordan 1, of course, and it’s coming in a classic colorway re-imagined. Taking the Chicago colors of red, white, and black, the shoe flaunts a black toewrap and red toebox. The leather, at least in these photos, appears to be tumbled and premium.
Next up in the lineup is the Air Jordan 1 in white/royal/black. Again, this is a color combo we have seen before but it has been redone with a predominantly white upper instead of the classic black background.
The Air Jordan 9 is once again returning again and here we see some classic colors combined in a way only seen on PEs of the past. Using a black upper and mudguard, the hints of red do just enough to offset the otherwise monotonous colorway and give the shoe a Chicago feel.
This is being called the ‘Year of the 10‘ and if the two colorways previewed are any indication, there are some killer Air Jordan 10s coming in 2018. We covered the details here and here, but now Nike has made things official.
The white and black ‘I’m Back’ colorway could have been an original release, and it plays with the colors of the actual Air Jordan 10 Michael Jordan wore for his return.
The Air Jordan 13 is reappearing in a big way, with the original white/black/red coming in February. The olive/black colorway seen on the Air Jordan 9 is being added to the 13’s lineup. It arrives January 20 for $190.
Also on the Air Jordan 13 agenda is a colorway that is long overdue — and one that the Air Jordan 10, 12, and 3 have worn handsomely. This white/hyper royal/black colorway (which makes this writer extremely happy) should release in March and be priced at $190.
And finally, the shoe that has never been retroed, a shoe Michael actually wore on court during his last season: the Air Jordan 18 in white/royal.
The original featured serious Zoom cushioning and great leather materials with a carbon fiber insole for the extra support he needed in his last year. Releasing January 22, the Air Jordan 18 will be priced at $225.
It’s great to see some diversity within the Retro lineup, and the Air Jordan 18 stands out. The Q-Rich Air Jordan 13 PE is a nice touch as well.
Let us know which of these releases you’re interested in grabbing and whether or not you’ll be taking any of them for a spin on-court.
Source: Nike Inc.