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Air Jordan 11 Adapt Receives a Cool "University Blue" Makeover
Nike shook the sneaker game up in 2016 when it finally introduced Adaptive Fit technology — an innovative, self-lacing system that was first exhibited by the ever-classic Air Mag from the Back to the Future film franchise. In 2020, this tech system finally trickled over to the Jordan Brand side with the release of the Air Jordan 11 Adapt, and the model will soon extend its catalog with a new “University Blue” colorway.
From a palette standpoint, this forthcoming rendition sports similar elements to the Air Jordan 11 “Columbia” makeup, but it has been modernized for a more futuristic feel. Synthetic upper constructions are dialed to an icy baby blue hue and come layered with tonal grid patterns across the laceless tongues and side panels. Contrasting notes of a lighter gray arrive on the mudguards — which discard the customary patent leather and appear with suede skin — as well as the eyelets, tongue tabs and Jumpman logos on the collars. The midsoles — which house the Adaptive Fit buttons to tighten and loosen the shoes — are given an all-white paint job while the outsoles round everything off with a “University Blue” tint.
No release info have been unveiled at this time, but it’s likely that Nike and other shops could be dropping these in the coming months for $500 USD.
This Women’s Air Jordan 1 Mid Dresses Up In Turquoise And Mint Colors
The full scope of Jordan Brand’s 2022 hasn’t been revealed, but the NIKE, Inc. subsidiary continues to officially and unofficially tease footwear prepped for the year’s warmer months. Ahead of spring, the Air Jordan 1 Mid has surfaced in an entirely new turquoise and mint colorway exclusive to women.
Akin to some of the Air Jordan 1‘s most iconic styles, the upcoming sneakers indulge in a white smooth leather base that allows for any complementary detailing to “pop” that much more. Panels around the toe, along the tongue and across the heel, then, deviate in an aqua-reminiscent color that’s seen little action across Michael Jordan’s first 14 (widely the most celebrated) signature models. Surrounding logos join in on the spring-ready fun with a minty tone that’s likely to appear on other propositions from the Air Jordan family over the next few months; outsoles follow suit, further delivering a fresh update to the most successful athlete-specific footwear line of all-time.
Enjoy an early look at the pair here below, courtesy of Instagram user @chickenwop_, and anticipate a Nike.com release before the second-half of the year gets underway.
Detailed Look At The Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Rebellionaire”
As the Air Jordan 1 heads into its 37th anniversary, the silhouette has continued looking into #23’s legacy for inspiration. For its “Rebellionaire” proposition, Peter Moore’s iconic design remembers a Nike commercial from 1985.
At the time, the NBA did not approve of sneakers like the original Air Jordan given that it introduced a predominantly “Black” and “University Red” colorway. Rebellious in nature, the Swoosh encouraged #23 to continue wearing the shoes in-game, and even addressed the controversy in a commercial that ended with the following message: “Fortunately, the NBA can’t stop you from wearing them.”
Clad in a “Black/White/Particle Grey” colorway reminiscent of the design’s “Shadow” style, the upcoming retro cheekily nods to Michael Jordan’s now-billionaire status. The sneaker’s muted color-blocking is accompanied by the phrase “They Can’t Stop You From Wearing Them” done in handwritten fashion. The all-over pattern appears most prominently around the heel and at the toe box, as these panels indulge in a light grey tone; writing elsewhere boasts a barely-discernible iteration of the message. Heels are stamped with a vibrant red “X,” which harkens back to the Jordan 1 “Banned” release from 2011 (later 2016).
Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG "Rebellionaire"
Release Date: Mar 12th, 2022 (Saturday)
Color: Black/White/Particle Grey
Style Code: 555088-036
A Neutral-Heavy Air Jordan 1 Mid Colorway Has Surfaced
Despite not being nearly has coveted amongst sneakerheads across the globe, the Air Jordan 1 Mid still makes a strong case for itself every year as it releases in various striking colorways and collaborations. With a new release calendar to fill, Jordan Brand is making room for a bevy of new iterations this year, one being this neutral focused white and gray makeup.
The impending iteration leans heavily on brighter neutrals and features subtle design modifications that allow it to stand on its own. A bright white hue leads its design as it casts over the smooth leather ankle flaps, quarters, Swooshes, tongues and overlays that surround the toe boxes. Various shadings of gray then follow suit, the lighter of which pours onto the suede forefoot overlays, toe boxes and lower heels while the latter touches the overlays that neighbor the throat as well as the mid-heel. Some small-yet-effective elements to point out include the pre-yellowed tongues and liners which channel somewhat of a vintage effect, along with the tiny and orange exposed stitch details on the lateral Swooshes and the ball-and-wings insignias that have been moved from the collars to the rear end.
As of now, there’s no exact time frame as to when these will hit the market, but you can likely expect the drop to go down sometime in 2022.
LeBron James Shows Off Custom Off-White™ x Air Jordan 1 Low
Los Angeles Lakers powerhouse LeBron James is no stranger to exclusive or limited-edition pieces, be it in fashion or accessories. King James recently took to Instagram to flex his custom Off-White™ x Air Jordan 1 Low, which turned heads of sneakerheads everywhere.
The impressive one-off pair was specially made by shoe customizer Huy Le. Huy Le goes by Chef Huy Le on social media and is known for creating bespoke customs of some of the most sought-after shoes in the industry.
In honor of James, the shoes were dubbed the “GOAT LOWS,” a nod to the low-top style and the Lakers superstar. The Off-White™ x Air Jordan 1 has never seen a low-cut release and in an off white color with a distressed texture, it makes this pair a one-of-a-kind.
Huy Le has also reworked other popular sneaker styles with his own spin including the Dior x Air Jordan 1 Low, Travis Scott x Air Jordan 1 and Off-White™ x Air Jordan 4. Check out LeBron James’ customized Off-White™ x Air Jordan 1 Low above.
Air Jordan 13 “Court Purple” Releasing On January 8th
Rounding out the Jordan Brand Holiday 2021 preview is a tasty Air Jordan 13 colorway that harkens back to the era of prized Player Exclusives made for Jordan Brand athletes. This black/purple mix lend to comparisons to Mike Bibby’s Air Jordan 13 Low PE – one that shared a similar black/purple upper but lacked the snowy white outsole seen in this 2021 version.
Keeping consistent with other Air Jordan 13 Retro releases in recent memory, the Jordan 13 “Court Purple utilizes all the original details from 1998, including the reflective nylon upper, fine leather, microfiber tongue, the infamous cat-eye hologram at the heel, and OG silver-box packaging.
The Air Jordan 13 “Court Purple” is currently earmarked for a release on December 29th, 2021, but with the shaky nature of release dates in 2021, don’t be shocked if these get pushed back even further into 2022.
In other Air Jordan news, check out the first look at the Air Jordan 5 “Bluebird”.
Air Jordan 13 "Court Purple"
Release Date: Jan 8th, 2022 (Saturday)
Color: Black/Court Purple/White
Style Code: DJ5982-015
Official Images Of The Air Jordan 13 Low “Singles’ Day”
Thanks to the Swoosh umbrella’s help, Singles’ Day has quickly eclipsed its polar opposite, turning November 11th into a date meant only to treat yourself. And if you were to ask the brand themselves, they’d say there are few better substitutes for a romantic partner than a pair of shoes, be it this upcoming Air Jordan 13 Low or the many releases that are sure to accompany.
Unlike the silhouette’s last appearance in “Very Berry,” this offering opts for a subdued palette. And while they may seem lackluster at a glance, the green-colored panels brighten up thanks to their glow-in-the-dark finish. This not only shines a light on the sole and side paneling but also reveals hidden branding that dresses the entire side profile. Elsewhere, blacked out leathers and the like round out the construction, circuit board reminiscent graphics print atop the insole, and new stitching patterns darn both the lateral and medial.
Enjoy an official look below courtesy of the official images. A release should land on November 11th.
Air Jordan 13 Low "Singles' Day"
Release Date: Nov 11th, 2021 (Thursday)
Color: Barely Green/Black
Style Code: DM0803-300
A Closer Look at the Air Jordan 13 "Del Sol"
Among all the models in Michael Jordan's Air Jordan collection, the Air Jordan 13 is one of his signature sneakers that do not have a large fan base. However, Jordan Brand continues to release colourways one at a time—due to its origins dating back to 1997 when legendary Nike designer Tinker Hatfield introduced the pair during MJ's "The Last Dance". As for its latest design, we have is the Air Jordan 13 "Del Sol", a pair belonging to the sportswear brand's Spring 2022 collection.
This upcoming rendition flaunts a tumbled leather upper in white, with "Del Sol" colourway adorning the suede counterparts for a pop of contrast. Other colours are also involved in the ensemble: black marks the rubber outsole, "University Red" tinges the Jumpman logo on the tongues and green holographic jewel on the lateral heels.
This covetable version of Michael Jordan's 13th signature trainers are complete with OG Air Jordan XIII packaging and will arrive in full family sizing.
Make sure you stay locked in right here at The Sole Supplier if you don't want to miss out on the Air Jordan 13 "Del Sol" and the latest updates on the Nike release calendar. In related news, the Air Jordan 13 "Navy" is also dropping this year.