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Detailed Look The Air Jordan 12 “Playoffs” Releasing February 2022

Jordan Brand’s Spring 2022 preview from earlier in December was chock full of brand new colorways. Modern iterations of Air Jordans continue to outnumber the OGs, which is why anytime an original colorway from the 80s and 90s makes a return, we pay attention. One to look out for during the first three months of 2022 is undoubtedly the Air Jordan 12 in white/black, a masterpiece that has been dubbed the “Playoffs” for its role in MJ’s equally magical run in the ’96-’97 postseason.

Due to the sheer magnitude of excellence that was the 72-10 ’95-’96 season, NBA historians and Jordan fans often overlook the following campaign. The Chicago Bulls won an insane 69 games that season, just three short of tying the 72-win mark and trampled through the Eastern Conference in the Playoffs. Many consider Jordan to be an MVP snub that season as those honors went to Finals opponent Karl Malone, and as we all know, Jordan took that personally.

The Air Jordan 12 originally released in 1996 and was widely popular on the market. Designed by Tinker Hatfield, the AJ12 had Japanese inspiration as the exterior stitch lines mimicked the “Rising Sun” motif of many Eastern ephemera. The 12 was also the first Air Jordan to feature Zoom Air, with a full-length cushion embedded into the sole. The “Playoffs” colorway originally dropped in 1997 and was worn by MJ throughout the Playoffs. It released again in 2004 and 2012.

Jordan Brand has released an official image of the upcoming February release; check out the photo here and stay tuned for updates.

Air Jordan 12 "Playoff 2022"
Release Date: Mar 11th, 2022 (Friday)
Color: BLACK/VARSITY RED-WHITE
Mens: $210
Style Code: CT8013-006
Grade School: $150
Style Code: 153265-006
Little Kids: $90
Style Code: 151186-006
Infant & Toddler: $70
Style Code: 850000-006

Link: https://www.repjordans.org/jordan-1-university-blue-replica.html

 

Air Jordan 12 Low Golf "Taxi" is Ready to Hit the Green

One could make the argument that fashion in the realm of golf has never been as popular as it is in the current day. Various sportswear and streetwear brands are gradually finding ways to make the game more trendy through the production of apparel and footwear that have street sensibility, and one that has really bought into this idea is Jordan Brand. The imprint has often morphed its retro silhouettes into green-ready offerings, and the latest to emerge is the Air Jordan 12 Low Golf “Taxi.”

As you can probably guess from its moniker, this forthcoming colorway is a nod to the Air Jordan 12 “Taxi” that originally debuted in November 1996. It’s been chopped down to a lower profile but features all of the classic design details such as the puffy and white premium leather base layers as well as the pebbled leather mudguards that are coated in black. The lace loops by the collars and the heel tabs are fitted with gold accents to reference its muse, but they arrive in a slightly darker shade that allows this makeup to stand on its own. Bottoms of the kicks have been bolstered with cleats to help you move smoothly on the fairway.

Jordan Brand hasn’t announced an exact release date yet, but you can likely find Nike dropping these in the coming weeks.

Here's a Sneak Peek at the Latest Union x Air Jordan 2 in "Rattan"

Joining the initial debut of Union LA’s Air Jordan 2 in a “Grey Fog” colorway, the duo revealed a new variation in “Rattan.” The silhouette has been seeing more movement lately as Off-White™ released its own two editions in both “Black/Blue” and “White/Red” along with the signature branding description in a Helvetica font. Thanks to Instagram account Leaked Sneaks, we get a mini-preview of what the Los Angeles-based brand has in store for the upcoming drop.

The new design is shaped up with nylon layers for the toe boxes and ankle collar which sports mini circular embroideries in a matching stone hue while perforated suede overlays slip over a copper-orange base for the lateral panels. An additional fixture in yellow is added to the mid eyestays carrying the brand’s hangtag. The laces are done up in a creamy beige hue while co-branded tags are found on the tongue and on the side of the ankle collar. Suede overlays continue to shape the rest of the shoe over an aged sole to complete the look.

Both Union x Air Jordan 2 editions are slated to release sometime next Spring at select retailers and via Nike SNKRS for $225 USD.

First Look At The Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Brotherhood”

Throughout its 36-year history, the Air Jordan 1 has told the on and off-court story of the man behind it. Recently, a look at a pair scheduled for February 2022 has emerged, showcasing the colors of Omega Psi Phi, the fraternity Michael Jordan joined in 1987.

Clad in hits of purple and gold, the high-top pair is reminiscent of Los Angeles Lakers-related footwear the Swoosh has previously released, as well as 2020’s Día de Muertos Air Jordan 1 Mid. The brighter of the sneaker’s two principal tones take over the toe box, ankle flaps and bottom heel panels, as well as tongue label and outsole. The remainder of #23’s first signature sneaker, then, is divided between the Que-approved purple and a white that allows the 1911-founded fraternity’s colors revel in the spotlight.

Enjoy detailed imagery of the retro here below, and anticipate a Nike SNKRS launch on February 26th, 2022.

 

Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG "Brotherhood"
Release Date: Feb 24th, 2022 (Thursday)
Color: UNIVERSITY GOLD/LIGHT BORDEAUX-WHITE
Mens: $170
Style Code: 555088-706
Grade School: $130
Style Code: 575441-706

YOU CAN STILL STAKE YOUR CLAIM TO THE AIR JORDAN 4 LIGHTNING HERE

It’s been a summer of really strong Jordan retros and the trend isn’t slowing down as we reach the dying weeks of the season. In fact, the Air Jordan 4 Lightning is arguably one of the sunniest colorways of 2021. The fourth signature silhouette dropped on August 28, but you can still stake your claim to a pair through StockX.

Originally released in 2006, the Air Jordan 4 Lightning will certainly ring some bells for readers. Especially since the Tour Yellow uppers are difficult to forget in their shining glory. 15 years on and they haven’t lost any of their charm. The nubuck panels stand in perfect harmony with dark grey hits to the outsole and trims, highlighted by white accents and a white midsole.

We’re particularly liking the dark grey outsole and trims here. While classic black would have worked, we’ve seen the bumble-bee variation many times before and the Air Jordan 4 Lightning benefits from the subtle variation. After all, this colorway is not about blending in, is it?

The Nike Air Jordan 4 Lightning retailed for $220, but StockX market data gives us a better impression of how much the Air Jordan 4 Lightning costs. Its 12-month trade range sits between $211-$910, with an average sale price of $329. That works out as a 46 percent price premium.

Ceeze Reveals Limited Run of Bespoke “Burgundy” Air Jordan 5

Fresh off the back of its second collaboration with Russell Athletic, New York-based creative Ceeze returns to release a selection of customized Air Jordan 5 doused in a 2006 “Burgundy” colorway.

Ceeze — which gave the Air Jordan 1 High a “DuckBoot” treatment last year — has this time utilized a suede “Burgundy” alligator material to recreate an iteration of a 2006 Air Jordan 5 of the same colorway.

Equipped with the silhouette’s classic 3M reflective tongue and napa eyelets, this limited-edition run of custom Air Jordan 5 also boasts the foam accents found on 2020’s Off-White™ x Air Jordan 5 collaboration.

Priced at $3,500 USD, these customized AJ5s are each made to order in extremely limited quantities and are available now via the Ceeze webstore.

Where To Buy The Women’s Air Jordan 5 Low “Girls That Hoop”

Low-top trims of originally tall Air Jordan models haven’t garnered the same amount of success as their respective counterparts, but that hasn’t stopped NIKE, Inc. from experimenting with them. Ahead of Valentine’s Day 2022, the team, has outfitted the Air Jordan 5 Low in an eye-catching “Arctic Orange” exclusively for women.

Dubbed the “Girls That Hoop” colorway, the ensemble consists of a titular rose tone across much of the upper and semi-translucent heel, with equally-bold “Siren Red” accents arriving via branding and midsole cushioning. Mesh windows at the profiles and TPU eye-stays along the tongue deviate in a “colorless” makeup that opts for an opaque finish. While tooling underfoot vaguely harkens back to classic Chicago Bulls colors, the “Arctic Orange” that animates most of the women’s Jordan 5-variant draws inspiration from the outdoor courts that countless girls have, currently do and will hoop on.

Enjoy detailed images of the pair here below, and find pairs arriving to Nike SNKRS on February 11th.

Air Jordan 5 Low "Girls That Hoop"
Release Date: Feb 11th, 2022 (Friday)
Color: N/A
Womens: $170
Style Code: DA8016-806

Official Images Of The Air Jordan 1 “Bubble Gum”

This December, the Jumpman will have no shortage of Air Jordan 1s on offer. But before they close out the year with the “Patent Bred,” the brand will first deliver the “Bubble Gum” (AKA the “Atmosphere”) just days before Christmas.

While it may adopt the same color blocking as the “Bred Toe,” the pair does with it some new things. Pink is applied to the toe as well as the heel, polished to a shine as is typical of patent leather. The white mid-panel is far more matted in comparison, appearing just a bit more tumbled than the navy fixtures that build out the toe, eye stay, collar, and Swoosh. Nylon is then sandwiched between by way of the tongue, while the sole underfoot mirrors the palette’s lighter features. And further underfoot, the colorway lives up to its nickname as the left outsole displays a splotch reminiscent of gum.

For a closer look, be sure to check out the detailed imagery below. These are currently scheduled to release on December 22nd, though it’s possible we’ll see delays consider the recent supply shortages.

Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG "Bubble Gum"
Release Date: Dec 22nd, 2021 (Wednesday)
Color: Atmosphere/White/Laser Pink/Obsidian
Womens: $170
Style Code: DD9335-641
Little Kids: N/A
Style Code: CU0449-641
Infant & Toddler: N/A
Style Code: CU0450-641

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