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Up Close and Personal with the Air Jordan 14 Retro OG in ‘White/Varsity Red’

Back for the first time since 2012, we get up close and personal with the Air Jordan 14 Retro OG in ‘White/Varsity Red’.

Celebrating 20 years this year, the Air Jordan 14 in its original ‘White/Varsity Red’ makeup returns April 6, 2019.

Despite what you may have heard elsewhere, this release has nothing to do with a skinny 6’7″ guard from Coatesville, PA who played for the University of Connecticut. It has everything to do with a 6’6″ guard from North Carolina and won six rings with the Chicago Bulls.

The original version of the Air Jordan 14 featured a full grain leather upper, a TPU shank plate and a heel Zoom Air unit with an articulated forefoot Zoom Air unit.

The Retro version isn’t identical to its original counterpart but it’s as close as Jordan Brand has gotten since its 2005 versions of the AJ14. There are still heel and forefoot Zoom Air units but the articulated unit is no longer in place. However, the shoe is still 100 percent playable on-court for those that prefer something a bit sturdier than today’s ultra-light era of textiles and knits.

Retail is listed at $190 and we’re all very excited to see the shoe back in this colorway.

Does anyone plan on grabbing a pair or is your 2006 retro pair still holding up? Let us know your thoughts down below.

Photography by Stanley Tse, exclusively for WearTesters.com. All rights reserved.

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