In honor of Will Smith’s – aka the Fresh Prince – 50th birthday, the Jordan Brand will be releasing an alternate take on the illustrious Air Jordan 5 “Grape” inspired by the laceless pair he frequently wore on set. Leading up the the drop, Smith and the Jumpman have created a hilarious marketing campaign centered around parody unboxing videos, giving Smith a @philasneakerguy68 alias. Of course, devoid of any laces, this upcoming Jordan 5 equips Nike Air branding on its heels, a special West Philadelphia hit underneath its tongue, and custom Fresh Prince x Jordan insoles done up in a familiar pink and yellow striped pattern. Due to its NRG label, pairs are expected to be relatively limited upon their arrival at select retailers on September 25th, Smith’s actual birthday. However, the Jumpman will also be releasing an incredibly exclusive friends and family pair dipped in gold that will be capped at only 23 pairs worldwide.
Dubbed the Air Jordan 5 NRG Fresh Prince, this iteration of the model opts for an Air Jordan 5 Grape color scheme as White, Grape Ice, Black, and New Emerald can all be found on the leather shoe. What really gives the shoe the Fresh Prince vibes is the decision to remove the customary lacing system by sealing the lace holes, resulting in a slip-on design, much like Will used to wear on your favorite 90’s sitcom. Other details on the shoe include the “West Philadelphia” text underneath the tongue, Nike Air branding on the heels and Fresh Prince inspired insoles. Look for the Air Jordan 5 NRG Fresh Prince to debut on September 25th.
Dressed in a White, Grape Ice, Black, and New Emerald color scheme. This Air Jordan 5 looks exactly like the OG Grapes, but with some added detailing. It includes “West Philadelphia” text underneath the tongue, Nike Air branding on the heels, no laces (sealed lace holes) – as a nod to the way Will Smith wore them, and Fresh Prince inspired insoles.
Air Jordan 5 NRG “Fresh Prince”
Color: White/Grape Ice-Black-New Emerald
Style Code: AV3919-135
Release Date: September 25, 2018
Jordan Brand’s penchant for adding unique ladies-only colorways to the Air Jordan 12 is set to continue next week by way of this “Rush Pink” iteration. Utilzing the attractive color combination of black and pink, this selection should outfit younger female sneakerheads with the confidence they need during the upcoming school year. On the heels of this Summer’s “Light Aqua” variety, its diamond-pattern-like mudguard creates a striking luxe aesthetic, with slight flashes of pink dressing up elements of its upper for contrast. Pairs are scheduled to arrive at Jordan Brand retailers around the globe in grade school, pre school, and toddler sizes on September 8th wit an MSRP of $140 USD. A full Where To Buy list is included below, and also be sure to check out our Jordan Release Dates page for everything Jumpman dropping the rest of the year.
Jordan Brand will be releasing another Black and Pink Air Jordan 12 GS during the month of September. Dubbed the Air Jordan 12 GS Rush Pink, this new iteration of the model comes dressed in a Black, Dark Grey, and Rush Pink color scheme. Construction on the shoe consists of a Black nubuck upper paired up with a matching shiny textured leather overlay. Other details on the shoe include the Dark Grey detailing on the tongue, and the Rush Pink accents noted on the side panel tabs, outsole and Jumpman on the insole.
Jordan Brand will be releasing a brand new Air Jordan 12 colorway as part of their grade school lineup for the fall season.Dressed in a Black, Dark Grey, and Rush Pink color scheme. This Air Jordan 12 features a Black nubuck upper with a shiny textured leather overlay. Dark Grey detailing appear on the tongue, while having Push Pink accents throughout the shoe.
Air Jordan 12 GS
Color: Black/Dark Grey-Rush Pink
Style Code: 510815-006
Release Date: September 8, 2018
The Air Jordan 12 Retro, one of the most popular silhouettes of the AJ legacy, actually has a huge following among the smaller-footed sneaker fans and Jordan enthusiasts. We’ve seen the twelfth Air Jordan release in a ton of colorways seemingly tailored to women and girls, and this upcoming Summer-ready “Light Aqua” fare fits right into that category. Featuring a white leather upper matched with the cool shade of aqua blue on the sole and the mudguard, we foresee this AJ12 to be a popular pick once again – especially if you’re into the Tiffany-esque look. Expect a release on August 4th in sizes from grade school down to toddlers.
More women’s exclusive colorways of Air Jordans are releasing this summer, and the latest one is this brand new Air Jordan 12 GS Light Aqua edition. Sporting a perfect summer theme with a white leather upper, the light aqua theme is found on the textured forefoot, medial section, outsole and heel branding. Pops of black are also applied on the upper eyelets, miniature branding on the sides, tongue area, rear and the inner outsole area.
Jordan Brand will be releasing an all-new Air Jordan 12 colorway as part of their grade school lineup dressed in White, Light Aqua and Black.This Air Jordan 12 features a White leather upper with Light Aqua accents on the overlays, heel tab and outsole. Black detailing throughout completes the design.
Air Jordan 12 GS “Light Aqua”
Color: White/Light Aqua-Black
Style Code: 510815-100
Release Date: August 4, 2018
The Air Jordan 13 ‘Hyper Royal’ will extend upon Jordan Brands Jordan 13 releases in 2018. Highlighted in Hyper Royal, this new color combination will arrive during March 2018.Jordan Brand’s next Air Jordan 13 selection is nearly here, in a “Hyper Royal” color scheme. Serving as a rare nod to MJ’s later days with the Washington Wizards, the Jumpman ushers in Hyper Royal – a hue that is rarely used throughout MJ’s signature line. Similar to the OG colorway of the Air Jordan 18 that released at the end of January, this selection boasts primarily white with that vibrant blue as its accent.
This Air Jordan 13 comes dressed in a White, Hyper Royal and Black color scheme. It is said that they will resemble that of the Quentin Richardson PE, which means they will feature a predominate White leather upper. Across the base will be suede while dipped in Hyper Royal. Finishing the look is Black which runs across the pods and a bit of White on the outsole.
The Air Jordan 13 returns this weekend in an alternate version of an OG. Referencing the timeless White/Varsity Red that has re-released several times since its debut back in 1998, the silhouette is restored in remixed fashion as the Air Jordan 13 “Hyper Royal” edition.
An Air Jordan 13 Hyper Royal is expected to drop next year for Jordan Brand’s 2018 lineup and this pair is reportedly going to resemble Quentin Richardson’s PE sneaker. The classic basketball shoe will be featuring a white leather upper with royal blue suede accents on the midsole and heel section while a black rubber sole completes the look altogether.
The Air Jordan 13 Hyper Royal will join Jordan Brand’s lineup of new Air Jordan 13 colorways for 2018. Following the release of the “Olive” pair, this “Hyper Royal” will become available this March 2018.Dressed in a simple White and Hyper Royal color scheme. Resembling Quentin Richardson’s Air Jordan 13 PE. This Air Jordan 13 features a White leather upper with Royal Blue suede overlays sitting atop a Black and White rubber sole.
Air Jordan 13
Color: White/Hyper Royal-Black
Style Code: 414571-117
Release Date: March 3, 2018
The Air Jordan 1 “Hyper Royal” a shoe that’s also known as the “He Got Game” is set to release this weekend. Featuring a blue and white colorway that’s reportedly inspired by Jesus Shuttlesworth’ Lincoln High School uniforms in the 1998 Spike Lee-directed classic film, the shoe offers a bold blue upper composed of both smooth and tumbled leather. White accents arrive on the swoosh, ball and wings logo, and leather tongue tab, while the shoe’s look is completed with a straightforward white midsole and blue outsole plus an extra set of white laces if the wearer desires a little more contrast. Check out our Where To Buy list for the Hyper Royal 1s in both men’s and kids sizes below, and get ready for the release this Saturday, July 7th.
The Air Jordan 1 lineup for 2018 will be widely available as there are more than a handful of releases dropping this year. One of those includes this all-new Air Jordan 1 Hyper Royal iteration scheduled for July.Dressed in a Hyper Royal and Sail color scheme. This Air Jordan 1 features a full Hyper Royal Blue upper paired with Sail accents on the branded areas and midsole. A Blue rubber outsole completes the design.
Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG
Color: Hyper Royal/Sail
Style Code: 555088-401
Release Date: July 7, 2018
Since the beginning of time, the Jordan 3 has always been one of Jumpman’s most iconic silhouettes, and the Jordan 3 Pure White perfectly embodies everything that makes the sneaker so legendary. Extremely understated compared to other Jordan 3 colourways, this shoe takes some of Jordan Brand’s classic features and combines them with a clean and modern design.
Bearing similarities to 2007’s classic ‘Pure Money’ Jordan 3s, the Jordan 3 Pure White features a summer ready white tumbled leather upper with perforated detailing around the heel collar and eyelets. A light ‘Sail’ shade on the heel and toe’s elephant print graphic adds a touch of contrast, and an all-white midsole and icy blue outsole round off the shoe’s clean look. To round it all off, a clear Jumpman hangtag is present, replacing the conventional orange version.
Having similarities to the 2007 “Pure Money” Air Jordan 3, this 2018 Retro Air Jordan 3 has several differences. Two major ones is the lack of Silver accents and “Pure $” stitching behind the heel tab. Its Triple White upper is complimented with an icy translucent rubber outsole.
Few things are more quintessentially summer than a clean pair of white sneakers. With the sun shining and the temperature rising through the summer months you’ve gotta stay cool with your footwear, and Jordan Brand has got you covered this season with the “Pure White” Air Jordan 3s. A tonal take on the iconic Jordan silhouette, the “Pure White” offers a stately tumbled leather upper, complete with tonal branding and tonal elephant print detailing on the toe and heel. A white midsole adds to the stark look and an icy blue outsole offers a cool summertime contrast. For a final summer touch, the 3’s standard orange hang tag is replaced by a completely clear variant.
Ahead of its July release, official images of the Air Jordan 3 “Pure White” have surfaced. Bearing similarities to 2007’s classic “Pure Money” Jordan 3s, the “Pure White” features a summer-ready white tumbled leather upper with perforated detailing around the heel collar and eyelets. A light sail on the heel and toe’s elephant print graphic adds a touch of contrast, and an all-white midsole/icy blue outsole round off the shoe’s clean look. For a final finishing touch, a clear Jumpman hangtag replaces the normal orange version.
Air Jordan 3 “Pure White”
Style Code: 136064-111
Release Date: July 21, 2018
The Air Jordan 18 ‘Sport Royal’ Retro will once again release during the early part of 2018.
Aside from the upcoming Air Jordan 18 retro release in 2018, the last time we saw this model release was in 2008 and apart of the Countdown Pack series. While some wouldn’t call this a true retro, one thing we can say is the ‘Wizards’ edition is the first time they will re-release since the original which took place in 2003.
This Air Jordan 18 comes dressed in a White, Sport Royal and Metallic Silver color combination. Worn by Michael Jordan with his stint with the Washington Wizards, they feature White leather on the base as well as the shroud. Following is Metallic Silver accents which hits the 23 and Jumpman branding. Finishing the look is Blue which runs across the midsole and liner.
Michael Jordan wore the Air Jordan 18 in White/Sport Royal for his final NBA game ever on April 16, 2003. He was a member of the Washington Wizards and was playing against the Philadelphia 76ers. Tate Kuerbis designed the shoe influenced by outstanding Italian dress shoes, and race cars. Equipped with a one piece upper, the Air Jordan 18 also comes with a carbon fiber plate, Zoom Air installed in the forefront and a hand-stitched outsole. The very same pair that MJ wore in his final game will receive the retro treatment in 2018 which comes covered in a white leather upper with Sport Royal detailing on the inner liner, midsole, and outsole.
The Air Jordan 18 “Sport Royal” was the last Air Jordan Retro shoe that Michael Jordan would wear in an NBA game. The 40-Year-Old Legend, Michael Jordan played in his final NBA game on April 16, 2003 in Philadelphia. Playing for the Washington Wizards and wearing the Air Jordan 18 (XVIII) in White/Metallic Silver-Sport Royal went to the bench with 4 minutes and 13 seconds remaining in the third quarter giving the fans one last wave expressing his gratitude towards them.
For 2018, Jordan Brand will be bringing back the Air Jordan 18, which was designed by long-time Nike designer Tate Kuerbis back in 2003. Its design was very unique and came with a clean laceless appearance, double stacked Nike Zoom Air, and carbon fiber Comfort Control Plate. Hopefully, the 2018 Retro will come with its iconic towel.
Air Jordan 18 OG
Colorway: White/Sport Royal-White-Metallic Silver
Style #: AA2494-106
Release Date: January 22, 2018
Nike has finally confirmed the release date of this brand new Air Jordan 32 Black Cement (MVP), and it’s arriving this weekend. The iconic Air Jordan 3 Black Cement is returning next month, but this pair will start it off to honor Michael Jordan’s first MVP season in 1988. The sneaker features a grey Flyknit upper with elephant print detailing on the heels. Accents of red are seen on the lining and wings logo on the tongue, while black accents throughout, a while midsole, “MVP” labels in the inner tongues saluting MJ’s ’87-’88 season completes the design altogether.
Paying tribute to Michael Jordan’s first MVP season. Dressed in a Black, University Red, White and Cement Grey color scheme. This Air Jordan XXX2 features a Grey Flyknit upper with elephant print detailing on the heels. Displayed on the inner tongues are “MVP” labels that celebrates MJ’s dominance during the 1988 All-Star Weekend.
Air Jordan XXXII “Black Cement”
Release Date: January 6th, 2018
Color: Black/University Red-White-Cement Grey
Style Code: AA1253-002
Every so often a hotly anticipated sneaker release takes on a life of its own due to either its connection with a celebrity, the story behind the design, or a rumor started on the internet. For tomorrow’s Air Jordan 4 “Raptors” release, all of that chaos came rolled into one. Initially, this sneaker was slated to be a collaboration with Drake, but then Drizzy’s heavily rumored transition to the Three Stripes put an end to that potential link-up. Not too long after that, the Swoosh revealed an official set of images with the OVO rapper’s signature on the tongue, leading to another bevy of questions surrounding whether or not the pair was co-signed by Mr. In My Feelings himself. Now, with a second – and final – set of branded images having surfaced without Drake’s John Hancock, those rumors and grumblings can finally be put to bed, and the release can go down tomorrow devoid of any confusion – other than the actual inspiration behind this Raptors-friendly color scheme of course. While tomorrow’s 4s will not be joining Jordan Brand’s OVO lineup, Drake’s “checks over stripes” mantra will likely lead to more collaborative efforts from the successful pairing down the road.
Next week, one of the more talked-about Air Jordan Retro releases of 2018 will officially hit stores. While the shoes itself are a very straightforward colorway treatment inspired by the Toronto Raptors, the origin of the concept is a bit controversial as it traces back to Drake, the Toronto-based superstar that was set to jump ship from Jumpman into the hands of adidas. However, the beef with Pusha-T and the release of the seething diss-track titled “The Story of Adidon” led to some insurmountable tension between Champagne Papi and two of adidas’ most valuable partners in the entertainment industry, causing a chain reaction of events that led to the Canadian crooner wearing Air Jordans in his most recently revealed music video. Still, there was never any official announcement by Drake or adidas regarding a partnership, but based on recent events, it looks apparent that the deal that never happened will never happen.
That said, this upcoming release of the Air Jordan 4 “Raptors” will have even more ties to its hometown hero, so only time will tell just how Jordan Brand will tell the story behind this pair of Air Jordan shoes. Below is a list of shops that will release the Raptor Jordan 4s on August 18th, so check the list and stay tuned for updates.
Air Jordan 4 Raptors
Release Date: August 18th, 2018
Color: Black/University Red-Court Purple
Style Code: AQ3816-056