For the Jordan brand, 2021 was a year filled with re-releases of multiple OG colorways alongside new renditions of classic silhouettes. On top of that, there were countless Jordan collaborations as well. Of course, many of them were hits but some were more beloved than others. From the AJ11 Cool Grey to the OG AJ4 Lightning, check out ten bestselling Air Jordans that you should cop right now.
Model: Air Jordan 11 Retro Cool Grey 2021
Approx. Price: S$390
First released in 2001, the Air Jordan 11 Retro Cool Grey is one of the most popular non-OG colorways from Jordan brand. As part of Nike’s annual holiday line-up, the AJ11 Cool Grey was re-released in the remastered AJ11 mold. Featuring a Cool Grey upper, the shoe also has the signature Jumpman embroidered on the heel and a transparent blue outsole.
Model: Air Jordan 5 Retro Raging Bull Red 2021
Approx. Price: S$254
The Air Jordan 5 Retro Raging Bull Red reappeared on the shelves 12 years after its first release in 2009. The coveted sneaker was part of the Air Jordan 5 Toro Bravo Pack which featured a suede AJ5 in black and red colorways. The red colorway was brought back by the Jordan brand which featured the red suede upper, with an embroidered “23” – MJ’s jersey number back when he played for Chicago Bulls.
Model: Air Jordan 1 Retro High White University Blue
Approx. Price: S$491
The University Blue colorway was a tribute to MJ’s school, the University of North Carolina (UNC). The first UNC-inspired shoe was released in 1985, it was an AJ1 dressed in white and Carolina Blue colorways. Since then, other blue UNC-inspired colorways have been seen on popular Jordan silhouettes like the AJ4 and AJ6.
Model: Air Jordan 4 Retro Lightning 2021
Approx. Price: S$420
The Air Jordan 4 Retro Lightning was re-released to celebrate its 15th anniversary since the shoe first dropped. The bright yellow-colored AJ4s were inspired by MJ’s love for motorcycles. The OG Lightning was a highly sought-after colorway and the shoe resells for more than S$4,000. With the re-release, fans of the sneaker can now cop the AJ4 Lightning close to the retail price.
Model: Air Jordan 11 Retro Low Legend Blue
Approx. Price: S$351
In 1996, MJ first wore the Air Jordan 11 Legend Blue to the All-Star Game after returning from his first retirement. The AJ11 was then re-released to celebrate its 25th Anniversary. The shoe features a white leather upper with a transparent blue outsole – not forgetting the signature “23” on the heel.
Model: Air Jordan 4 Retro White Oreo
Approx. Price: S$829
The Air Jordan 4 Retro White Oreo was part of the Jordan brand’s Summer Retros line-up which offered AJ4s in full family sizes. The White Oreo features an all-white leather and mesh paired speckled grey eyelets and midsole. Originally retailing at S$256, the AJ4 now resells for S$830 on StockX.
Model: Air Jordan 1 Retro High Shadow 2.0
Approx. Price: S$401
As its name suggests, the Air Jordan 1 Retro High Shadow 2.0 is a remastered version of the OG Air Jordan 1 Shadow from 1985. Using a similar black and grey colorway, the Shadow 2.0 features a black base with a light grey overlay.
Model: Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG Hyper Royal
Approx. Price: S$616
The Hyper Royal was a colorway that has never been seen on an AJ1. Going for a vintage look, the AJ1 features a grey and white base with a distressed blue suede overlay – which resembles the Air Jordan 1 High Turbo Green released in 2019.
Model: Air Jordan 6 Retro Carmine 2021
Approx. Price: S$363
First unveiled in 1991, the Air Jordan 6 Retro Carmine features the signature colors of Chicago Bulls – red, white and black. The 2021 release of the AJ6 Carmine marked the 30th year since it first dropped. While there have been previous Carmine re-releases in 2008 and 2014, the signature “Nike Air” embroidery on the heel only appeared in the 2021 release.
Model: Air Jordan 4 Retro University Blue
Approx. Price: S$604
Besides the AJ1 High University Blue, the colorway is also seen on the Air Jordan 4s. The AJ4 University Blue features a light blue suede upper with the classic speckled heel tab and midsole. Looks familiar? This shoe is the closest thing you can find to the extremely rare AJ4 UNC PE that was made exclusively for the North Carolina Tar Heels football team.