Very few “retro” Air Jordan colorways are celebrated as much as the originals. Jordan fanatics are a fastidious bunch and although the challenge of creating a color scheme more attractive than the Bulls-themed versions of the 80s and 90s is not an easy one, Jordan Brand has succeeded in developing new classics. The “Altitude Green” of 2005 is certainly one of them as it brings to life the iconic black cat eye jewel to life, bringing forth the aggressive black/green composition to Tinker Hatfield’s unforgettable Air Jordan 13.Jordan Brand confirms a December 21st release date for the Air Jordan 13 “Altitude”; see an in-hand preview of the shoes below and check out earlier preview of the Air Jordan 16 “CEO”.
The ground-breaking advent of fully knit uppers on sneakers has deemed shoelaces somewhat obsolete. We’ve seen adidas’ champion models of the Ultra Boost and NMD go completely sans shoelaces as the appeal of easy-to-wear slip-on kicks have boomed in popularity, but the classic look of the criss-crossing ribbons will never die out – especially since it’s mandatory in creating the perfect lockdown fit.The Vapormax, Nike’s 2017 darling of innovation, actually debuted in a laceless version as part of a collaboration with COMME des Garcons, and leaked designs of a thick mid-foot strap have also taught us that the Vapormax could be worn like a slip-on as well. This December 1st, Nike will release”Pure Platinum” and “Triple Black” colorways of the laceless version of the Vapormax in a construction identical to the aforementioned CDG collaboration, but without the brand’s name imprinted onto the taped upper.
While the adults have to wait until November to get their hands on some Wheat-colored Jordan sneakers, the kids are treated to an Air Jordan 1 Mid in the seasonal colorway that is set to explode on store shelves soon. Tonal “wheat” uppers in suede capture the entire body of this new release, with a solid Sail-colored sole provided the a contrast from the adult version, which goes full-on gum soles. Nike.com has these in stock now for $85; get them while supplies last.You already know about the two new Air Jordan 11 “Win Like Mike” colorways coming this holiday season, but it looks like there’s one more you’re going to want to get acquainted with—especially if you’re a girl.