This Saturday, August 18 has one of the most awaited releases of the year in store: the “Golden Moment” Pack by Jordan Brand. This set includes a premium-quality Air Jordan VI Retro and Air Jordan VII Retro, each with their own special colorway to celebrate twenty years since Michael Jordan’s domination at the 1992 Olympic Games. Get some more details on the pack by watching the video.
It’s been a matter of months, and now, details are getting more official with the now-”Golden Moment” Pack. There is still another month until the package deal containing a white and gold Air Jordan VI Retro and a black and gold Air Jordan VII Retro, once called the “Gold Medal” Pack, drops at Jordan Brand retailers, but thanks to HK-Kicks, you can take a look at the packaging and the actual shoes now. Hit the jump for pictures looking inside the huge box you see above. (more…)
The “Olympic” Air Jordan VI will finally hit shelves for the second time, first since 2000, tomorrow, July 7th. Ray Allen, who is known for rocking some sick Jordan PE’s, including his three-point record breaking XIII PE, made this sneaker a true classic when he wore it on a quest for gold back at the 2000 Olympic Games. Even though this version is slightly changed-up (the midsole towards the front is Obsidian, instead of White), it is still bound to be an instant sell out, so plan ahead and get to your local Jordan Brand retailer early, or you might miss out!
We’re in the home stretch of the wait until 2012 USA Olympic basketball. For the next month, Nike and Jordan Brand will be bringing out some classic Olympic footwear. Two of the more awaited sneakers, rereleases of Charles Barkley’s Air Force 180 and Ray Allen’s Air Jordan VI, can be seen in the video above.
Recently, some more in-depth pictures of the “Olympic” Air Jordan VI Retro scheduled to release in July have popped up all over the Internet. Usually, I don’t like to post new pictures for the sake of posting new pictures, but it’s pretty hard to resist with how much better this Jordan Retro is looking by the day. While the wait to Saturday, July 7 continues, you can check out a nice photo gallery of the “Olympic” Air Jordan VI Retro at Marqueesole.
Looks like Jordan Brand is pretty confident that their USA Jordan Brand basketball players will take home the Olympic gold this summer. And why should they not be? The 2012 USA Mens’ Basketball pool is arguably the most talented it has been ever. What better way for them to celebrate than to release new shoes? Right, none. That’s why Jordan Brand is releasing the Gold Medal Pack. This pack comes with a white leather and gold-accented Air Jordan VI Retro and a black leather and suede Air Jordan VII Retro with similar gold accents. And the release date? Far enough for you to start saving if needed: Saturday, August 18th. Check below for individual looks at each shoe, and stay tuned here for any new developments on the Gold Medal Pack. (more…)
As the year goes on, more and more release dates are being revealed, with Jordan Brand’s coming out in full force. Today, I have some updates on Air Jordan Retros coming out in June and July. The Air Jordan IV will hold strong in June, as the “Military Blue” Retro is set to drop on Saturday, June 9. Two weeks later, on Saturday, June 23, the never-before-Retro’d “Obsidian” Air Jordan XII will make an appearance at all Jordan Brand retailers nationwide. But the real big news? The “Olympic” Air Jordan VI Retro has a release date! Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 7 as one very hectic day to be a Jordan fan.
Air Jordan VI Retro "Olympic" & Air Jordan IV Retro "Fire Red"
Over the past few days, pictures of some upcoming Air Jordan Retros have leaked. Through these leaks, some observations can be made about the new Retro versions of these colorways. The “Fire Red” Air Jordan IV Retro is looking true to original form, thanks to the lack of a Mars Blackmon logo. However, the other two might bring some disappointment to Jordan purists’ hearts. For one, the “Raptors” Air Jordan VII Retro looks a lot more like the lighter DMP version that released three years ago than the darker, streamlined 2002 version. Also, the “Olympic” Air Jordan VI Retro has a changed-up midsole, with more Midnight Navy than white. Thankfully for the sneakerhead community at large, these attribute changes are not too drastic, but rather, just minor things to set apart past Retros from today’s Retros. (Pictures via Sneaker News)
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2012 just keeps getting better and better for Jordan fans. Recently, Jordan Brand released its Fall 2012 lookbook to retailers nationwide, in which they have revealed a plethora of notables for the summer months. In July, look out for Retro releases of the two best “Olympic” shoes out of the Jordan legacy – the “Olympic” Air Jordan VI and Air Jordan VII. August will continue the Olympic flair with a special Air Jordan VI Retro/Air Jordan VII Retro pack. Each sneaker in the pack has an gold medal-themed colorway, as seen above. Finally, September marks the bring back of the “Raptors” Air Jordan VII in Retro form. In addition to all of the Air Jordan VI and Air Jordan VI releases, some Air Jordan IV rumors are swirling around. A “23rd Anniversary” colorway of the Air Jordan IV is set to release sometime over the Fall 2012 fashion calendar months, but there is confusion as to whether this sneaker is the same as another Air Jordan IV in a White/Varsity Red-Black colorway that is also planned to be released in the Fall 2012 season. Once the rumors break down into facts, we’ll let you know the concrete low-down. For now, I would say that this is pretty good news nonetheless. (Picture via Sneaker News)
Air Jordan VI Retro "Olympic" & Air Jordan VII Retro "Raptors"
As if Jordan Brand was not unleashing enough Retro heat next year. Previously, sources have uncovered that various Air Jordan IV Retros, Air Jordan X Retros, Air Jordan XII Retros, and even an Air Jordan XIV Retro are dropping in 2012. Well, you can now add two more Jordan Retros to that list: an Air Jordan VI Retro and an Air Jordan VII Retro. In celebration of the 2000 Olympics, Jordan Brand released a white, navy, and red Air Jordan VI Retro. To commemorate the 2012 Olympics, Jordan Brand will bring back the widely-loved “Olympic” Air Jordan VI Retro for those who didn’t have the opportunity to catch them twelve years ago. The other Retro is one that has released recently, but in a pack: the Air Jordan VII Retro that many have become accustomed to calling the “Raptors” colorway. In 2009, Jordan Brand celebrated two of Michael Jordan’s highest-scoring games with a Defining Moments Package that included two Air Jordan VII Retros: the “Raptors” version and a “Magic” version. However, the “Raptors” Air Jordan VII Retro in the pack was made to be more similar to the team’s colors with the use of Team Red in place of the original version’s True Red. In 2012, this Air Jordan VII will make a return, but in the original colorway: Black/Dark Charcoal-True Red. Will this have much of a difference on the actual look of the shoe? We’ll just have to wait and see. (Picture via Kixclusive)