If one were to bring up the question of who holds the crown of NBA Playoff king, Michael Jordan would certainly be one of the contenders. He led the Bulls to six championships in triumphant style. In the playoffs, Jordan was clutch whenever he needed to be. A few of his playoff game-winning shots are still frequently talked about and viewed today. Sixteen years ago to this day, Mike set the record for most point scored in an NBA playoff game with his 63 against the 1986 Boston Celtics, one of the best NBA teams of all-time. Now comes your chance to own one of the few sneakers that MJ broke out in his six championship runs, the “Playoff” Air Jordan XII. If you are a fan of this Retro, do not sleep. Go out to your local Jordan Brand retailer tomorrow morning and secure yourself a pair. (Picture via Exit 36)
April 20, 2012
April 17, 2012
Here’s a look at the latest Air Jordan Retro, the “Playoff” Air Jordan XII, courtesy of Exit 36. Head on over to your local Jordan Brand retailer this Saturday, April 21, if you want to scoop up a pair.
January 24, 2012
I don’t know what it is. Maybe it’s our now-frequent hiatuses. Maybe it’s that I choose not to give you all basically pointless “New Pictures” posts. No matter what the cause is, Jordan Brand release dates always seem to get lost in the mix. Today, I’m going to update you all on some Air Jordan release dates through May 2012. Shouts to Modern-Notoriety and NiceKicks for the pictures.
Jordan Spizike “Bordeaux”
February will be a busy month for Jordan Brand. In addition to other event-themed sneakers that we have yet to see (All-Star Game? Black History Month?), the brand will release three shoes to the general public in a span of fifteen days. First up will be this grey “Bordeaux”-like Jordan Spizike with multicolor accents all around. Pop into your local Jordan Brand retailer on Saturday, February 4 if you want to get this sneaker.
Air Jordan X Retro “Old Royal”
Dylan actually showed you the Spizike and the “Old Royal” Air Jordan X Retro together. What a coincidence, considering that the white and blue follow-up to the “Chicago” X Retro will be released just a week after the Spizike, on Saturday, February 11.
Air Jordan IV Retro “White Cement”
Oh boy. Anyone not looking forward to the return of the “White Cement” Air Jordan IV, good for you. As for the rest of us, be prepared for the worst. The “White Cement” Air Jordan III did not sell out immediately when it released early last year, but things are looking much different for this “White Cement” sneaker. With the attention of the entire world more on Retro Jordans now than ever (thanks to a certain December 2011 release), people will surely be coming out en masse for the ever-as-beautiful “White Cement” IV Retro when it drops on Saturday, February 18.
Air Jordan IV Retro “White Cement” Special Packaging
Intriguing packaging always helps drive excitement up on releases. The special box that Jordan Brand made for the Air Jordan III last year gave the shoes a little more collector appeal. For the 23rd anniversary of the Air Jordan IV, Jordan Brand will bless each of this year’s Air Jordan IV Retros with a cement print-inspired box that also has the classic “Flight” script on the lid. Another thing to note on this box is the new, simplified Jordan Brand sticker. Look for these boxes to fly off shelves when the “White Cement” Air Jordan IV releases on the 18th.
Air Jordan X Retro “Stealth”
Barring any quickstrike releases, this “Stealth” makeup of the Air Jordan X will finish off 2012′s line of X Retros. Check for it at your local Jordan Brand retailer on Saturday, March 24.
Air Jordan XII Retro “Playoff”
Playoff? Playoffs? Who cares!? All we have to know is that the infamous white and black Air Jordan XII that Jordan wore en route to his fifth championship will be released to the public for only the third time. As simple as the shoe is, excitement around the Saturday, April 21 release date should be at a pretty big high. Be ready.
Air Jordan XI Retro Low White/Black-Varsity Red
Patent lows. That is all that needs to be said for craziness to ensue. This white Air Jordan XI Retro Low, laden with black lining and a crisp translucent red outsole, will hit store shelves on Saturday, May 5.
Air Jordan XII Retro “Cool Grey”
Closing out the month of May will be the release of this all-new “Cool Grey” XII colorway. Equipped with hits of white and orange, this Air Jordan XII Retro has enough pop to get some sales when it drops on Saturday, May 19.
October 12, 2011
Unfortunately, Jake and I have not had enough time lately to post about all of the things we’ve wanted to share on the blog. In the next few days we will update you all on some major things going on in the sneaker world. However, we cannot get to everything. Here are some links to stories on Sneaker News and Sole Collector of some recent stories related to Nike SB, Nike Basketball, and Air Jordan:
September 13, 2011
Who doesn’t love an early look at some Jordans? kimchee2go on Niketalk got ahold of a few Summer 2012 Air Jordan samples, three of which are highly anticipated Retro releases. In the above pictures, we get confirmation that the “Military Blue” Air Jordan IV Retro, “Playoffs” Air Jordan XII Retro, and “Obsidian” Air Jordan XII Retro will all basically stay true to original form, with the same materials and color schemes. All a Jordan head can do now is wait for 2012 to hit.
March 21, 2011
Once March Madness cools down, the only thing on basketball fans’ minds should be the NBA Playoffs. This season, there does not seem to be one definite NBA Finals spot pick in both the East and the West. One of the league’s many teams that has been fighting for contention (especially this season) is the Miami Heat. With huge stars like Chris Bosh, Dwayne Wade, and LeBron James, how could any team deny them? Even though people over the country have hated LeBron since his “Decision,” no one has denied these two things: he is one of today’s greatest players in the NBA (possibly this season’s MVP), and he has one of the hottest signature sneakers of any NBA player.
Last season, LeBron James wore a special post-season shoe for the first time: the Nike LeBron VII P.S. This season, the trend will continue with the upcoming Nike LeBron 8 P.S. This sneaker combines many of Nike Basketball’s main technologies into one. The shoe has a fuse upper (for breathability), along with a Zoom Air/Air Max sole! The LeBron 8 P.S. will debut in stores on April 16th in the White/Black-Sport Red colorway shown above. Almost a month later, on May 13th, three more nice colorways of the Nike LeBron 8 P.S., including a predecessor to last year’s “Dunkman” Air Max LeBron VII, will hit stores! Hit the cut to check out the three other colorways (Pictures via Sole Collector). (more…)
August 9, 2010
With our hiatus in the first half of summer, Sole Camp has missed a plentiful amount of sneaker releases. In this article, I will give you all a taste of what you’ve missed in summer releases for Jordan Brand.
Air Jordan IX Retro “Citrus”
This IX Retro kicked off the summer, releasing on July 1st. The hits of white and a bright orange shade, Citrus, even on a black base, make the “Citrus” Air Jordan IX Retro a summer winner, for sure! You can pick up a pair from your local Jordan Brand retailer, if they still have!
Air Jordan Fusion 5 “Spice” & “Grape”
The Fusion 5 makes a return to the Jordan scene! In mid-July, Jordan Brand released two colorways of the Air Jordan Fusion 5: one old and one new. For the latter, Jordan Brand made a white and spice orange masterpiece, with hints of teal on the midsole and lining. As for the former, Jordan Brand took the beloved “Grape” colorway of the Air Jordan V and smacked it onto the Fusion 5. For those looking for either a completely new spin or a sweet lookback on one of the more iconic Air Jordan models, check your local Jordan Brand retailer now!
Air Jordan II Retro QF University Blue/Black-White
As if the Citrus shade on the IX Retro wasn’t enough to supplement the summer. On the last day of July, Jordan Brand released a University Blue Retro of the Air Jordan II. Complimented by hits of white and black, the smooth, bright blue nubuck upper of this Air Jordan II Retro makes for a nice summer spin on a legendary shoe that saw its fame on the indoor court. From what I have heard, this shoe is selling out quick in some places, so get to your local Jordan Brand retailer quick to scoop up a pair!
Air Jordan IX Retro “Playoff”
July let Jordan Brand take a break from original Retro releases. To start off August, though, Jordan Brand released the Air Jordan IX in the “Playoff” colorway: classic White, Varsity Red, and Black on one shoe. In contrast from the past releases of this shoe, though, the 2010 version of the “Playoff” IX Retro has “23″ on the back in red, as well as more of a smooth, reflective black on the upper, similar to the “Citrus” IX Retro. As this Air Jordan IX Retro released only last weekend, it should be an easy pickup from you local Jordan Brand retailer.
That’s all for Jordan’s that you’ve missed. There are still a plentiful amount of releases set for the year, so stay tuned to Sole Camp for more Jordan information, as well as more sneaker information in general! (Pictures via Exit 36, Eastbay, and Jordan Brand)
June 25, 2010
Well, it’s that time again. When Spring rolled around, I gave you guys a look of what is to come for Jordan Brand in Winter 2010-2011. Now, as Summer comes, I’ll give you guys a sneak peek of what Jordan Brand has in store for Spring 2011. As always, there are the court-ready Team Jordans, like the Take Flight and the Hardcourt Classic. One of the Team Jordans that excites me more than any other is the Sky High, a Blazer-like Jordan model that hasn’t seen a release in years! Excluding the Team Jordans, Jordan Brand has some pretty interesting releases set for Spring 2011.
In 2008, Jordan Brand released eleven Countdown Packs, with the shoes in each Pack adding up to the number 23. So, for example, Jordan Brand released a Pack with a “Carmine” Air Jordan VI Retro and a Black/Metallic Silver Air Jordan XVII Retro. Well, Jordan Brand is taking that to a whole new level. In Spring 2011, Jordan Brand will start a line of hybrids that take two shoes whose respective numbers add up to 23, and combine them to form one shoe. This line will start with the Jordan 6-17-23, a mash-up of the previously-mentioned VI and XVII models. Said shoe will release in two colorways during Spring 2011: Black/Carmine-White and Black/Concord-Dark Grey-Orion Blue. The former will hit retailers in January, while the latter will hit retailers in March.
Over the past couple years, Jordan Brand has recieved mass criticism on their Air Jordan Fusion line. From the looks of the Spring 2011 catalog, Jordan Brand will get rid of Air Jordan and Air Force 1 Fusions, and replace them with a Comfort Max line. Now, instead of combining Air Jordan models with the bulky Air Force 1, Jordan Brand will make Air Jordan models and Air Max models collide. To start, Jordan Brand will release the Jordan Comfort Max 12, which takes the Air Jordan XII, and gives it some features of the Air Max 97. It will release in a Black/Freshwater-Midnight Fog colorway in January, a White/Metallic Silver-French Blue colorway in February, and a White/Wolf Grey-Black colorway in March.
Finally, we have the Air Jordan Retros. In January, the “Playoff” Air Jordan XIII will be released for the first time since the initial release of the Air Jordan XIII in 1997, in a similar Black/Varsity Red-White-Vibrant Yellow colorway. In February, the all-beloved “White Cement” Air Jordan III will Retro once again, with the shoe’s last Retro being in 2003. For most Jordan lovers, this colorway of the Air Jordan III is a must-have. Everything about the shoe, from the colors, to the elephant print, to the clear Air unit, is perfect. March of 2011 has a new Retro in store for us. The Air Jordan VII will Retro in a White/Orion Blue-Black-Infrared colorway. In addition to the shoes mentioned above, the “Bordeaux” Air Jordan VII is rumored to Retro in 2011. Also, a Black/Dark Neon Royal Jordan Six Rings will release in February, alongside the “White Cememnt” III Retro. Finally, there’s also the Air Jordan 2011 to look out for in 2011, with one release of the shoe slated for February and one slated for March. With all of that said, stay tuned for more information on these releases, and check below for closer pictures of some of the Jordan Brand releases slated for Spring 2011. (more…)
May 4, 2010
In 2008, the Countdown Packages brought us Retro’s of every Air Jordan model from 1-XX2. The Air Jordan IX Retro of the CDP was the original White/Black-True Red colorway, also referred to sometimes as the “Playoffs” Air Jordan IX. Apparently, in retrospect, Air Jordan felt bad for those who wanted the original-colorway IX Retro, but didn’t want to buy the Air Jordan XIV Retro that it came with, as in all of the IX Retro pandemonium this year, Jordan Brand will release the White/Black-True Red colorway of the Air Jordan IX Retro again. Like the 2008 release, as well as the original release, this Air Jordan IX colorup has a primarily white leather upper, with a black bordering and black laces. In addition, the midsole of this IX Retro is painted black, white the outsole is white. True Red accents appear throughout the shoe, including on the heel and outsole Jumpman logos, on the “AIR JORDAN” text on the tongue, and on the newly-added “23″ embroidering on the back of the shoe. Keep your eyes peeled in early August for this baby, as it releases to all Jordan Brand retailers on Saturday, August 7th. Check additional pictures of this Air Jordan IX Retro after the jump. (more…)