Nike is breathing new life into their retro Air Jordans – bringing them back in fresh new colorways. Each sneaker is either a recreation of regional exclusive colorways or a modern take on the sneaker. Each sneaker within the lineup is as vibrant as the next, bringing a nice pop of color to the fall season. Scroll down to check out the Jordan Retros dropping in the coming months.
Air Jordan 1 Hi OG “Satin Snake”
A play on the Satin Black Toe released in 2019, this women’s exclusive sneaker sees the timeless colorway recreated in leathers, both cowskin and snakeskin, and satin. Check out early leaks of the sneaker here.
Air Jordan 1 Retro Hi OG Co. Jp
This sneaker first dropped back in 2001 as a Japanese regional exclusive. The groundbreaking sneaker came in a special carrying case – the first of its kind. The 2020 relaunch stays true to the original formula, with the sneaker getting a full silver upper and a silver Jumpman hangtag. Japan will receive another regional exclusive release, with 2,020 pairs coming in an exclusive silver suitcase. Get a closer look at the leaks here.
Air Jordan 1 Hi OG “Bio Hack”
The Air Jordan 1 Hi OG “Bio Hack” fuses bright neon colors with dark blues and browns to recreate the Tokyo skyline.
Air Jordan 1 Retro Hi OG “Smoke Grey”
The “Smoke Grey” utilizes familiar colors to create a Union-like Air Jordan 1 – with a change from grey to red at the top of the ankle collar. Check out early images of the sneaker here.
Air Jordan 3 Retro “Laser Orange”
This women’s exclusive sneaker leaves most of the Air Jordan 3 unchanged. You still get a full white tumbled leather upper, grey elephant print and grey outsole. However, laser orange hits can be found on the sock liner, midsole, Jumpman and lace eyelets.
Air Jordan 3 Retro “Denim Fire Red”
This Air Jordan 3 switches out grey elephant leather-print leather with raw denim and swaps out the traditional Jumpman heel tab. In its place is a new heel tab that fuses the classic Nike Air badge with the modern Jumpman logo. Click here for a closer look at the Air Jordan 3 Retro “Denim Fire Red”.
Air Jordan 5 Retro “Oregan Ducks”
As part of the Air Jordan 5’s 30th anniversary, the fall 2020 retro gets the Oregon Ducks treatment, i.e., a full green suede upper with pops of yellow in the midsole and black on the tongue. It will also receive OG lace locks and a translucent outsole. A woven jock tag has been stitched into the heel – an addition that you’ll either love or hate.
Air Jordan 6 W
This women’s exclusive Air Jordan 6 features a mix of grey hues and materials to create a grey, subtle sneaker. However, its special feature lies within the sneaker. Peek into the sock liner and you’ll see empowering messages like “Be Kind,” “Embrace Uniqueness” and “Spread Love” written on each side.
Gary Paton’s Air Jordan 12 PE
A sneaker dubbed the “Gary Paton PE”, this Air Jordan 12 comes with a mostly black leather upper contrasted by yellow lizard leather around the lateral side of the sneaker. The midsole is color-matched, continuing the sunny yellow vibes.
Air Jordan 12 Retro “Stone Blue”
This Air Jordan 12 sticks to the classic color blocking – with a predominantly stone blue upper outlined with white lizard skin leather. The outsole and midsole is color-matched to the lizard skin, creating a simple two-toned colorway.
Air Jordan 13 Retro “Lucky Green”
The Air Jordan 13 Retro “Lucky Green” doesn’t alter the silhouette’s traditional color blocking. You still get a white leather upper, set atop a green paw-like outsole. The green continues up the heel tab and surrounds the holographic eye.
Air Jordan 14 Retro “Hyper Royal”
Jordan Brand is bringing back the Ferrari inspired Air Jordan 14 but in the “Hyper Royal” colorway. The sneaker comes with a mostly white color scheme, with deep royal blues hints appearing in the midfoot, heel tab and tongue tab. A super clean return for an aggressive and angular sneaker.
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