Jordan Brand recently announced its Spring 2021 retro sneaker launches, giving us a preview of what’s next in the new year.
Consisting of fresh versions of Air Jordan 1, 4, and 5, among others in addition to three new women’s exclusives, including the first-ever women’s Air Jordan 9, the series will continue to be launched on Nike SNKRS in January 2021. Below, we take a peek at each sneaker in the collection, outlining what you need to know about the individual offers.
Air Jordan 1 Retro Hi OG
One of the—if not the—clear features of the Spring 2021 Jordan Brand Range is this UNC-themed Air Jordan 1. The first features familiar colors but a fresh style, as University Blue leather appears on the ankle, heel, toe, and outsole; white appears on the quarter side, midsole, tongue, and toe box; and black appears on the Swoosh and collar. The sneaker is marked with a black Wings emblem with the University Blue labeling on the tongue.
Air Jordan 1 Retro Hi OG
The second Spring 2021 Air Jordan 1 Retro Hi OG combines several design features of the previous Air Jordan 1 iterations. The most notable features include foldable eyelet flaps, exposed foam on the tongue with a reversed tongue label, and tri-tonal color blockade of Volt, Gold University, and Sail, all of which date back to the Jordan 1s of the past.
Women’s Air Jordan 1 Hi OG
This women’s Air Jordan 1 flips the “Gold Toe” version of the silhouette, going for “crinkle” silver instead of patent gold. The colorway, inspired by space innovation and the future of travel, combines authentic black leather overlays on the toe, tongue, and collar with a white quarter panel and midsole, and crisp silver detailing on the ankle, heel, and toe box. The sneaker will be available in both men’s and women’s styles.
Air Jordan 3 Retro
This specific Air Jordan 3 Retro has been issued for the first time since 2007. With Sport Red and Orange Peel details on the tongue, eyelets, Airbag, and heel tab, the sneaker features true-to-shape stitching and upgraded fabrics, including authentic leather uppers, elephant prints on the forefoot and heel, and a matte-finished midsole. It’s going to be available in sizes for the whole family.
Air Jordan 4 Retro
Another favorite of the forthcoming spring range, the UNC-flavored Air Jordan 4 blends luxury fabrics with the iconic Jumpman color scheme. The sneaker welcomes University Blue authentic suede leather on the top, OG mesh netting on the quarter panel and tongue bottom with cement splatter on the midsole, heel tabs and wings. It’s finished with a woven jock label on the tongue. The Spring 2021 Air Jordan 4 Retro arrives with a new packaging, available in men’s and grade school sizes.
Women’s Air Jordan 4
This women-exclusive Air Jordan 4 is a nod to the power and elegance of the technical materials used in space suits. Black and Starfish Orange metallic mesh on the surface are complemented by matt TPU heel tabs and wings. Elsewhere, black mesh netting is present on the quarter panel and the bottom of the tongue, while touches of orange occur on the toe and heel of the rubber outsole.
Air Jordan 5 Retro
Evolution of the 2006 Air Jordan 5 Stealth, this retro Air Jordan 5 features an all-white genuine leather upper, OG silver reflective tongue, a midsole with a blue splatter finish, and a blue lace toggle and sockliner. It comes with new packaging, available in sizes for the whole family.
Air Jordan 5 Retro
This Air Jordan 5 celebrates the iconic textural features of the silhouette, though in various areas of the shoe. For instance, the reflective OG material usually used on the upper tongue now appears on the quarter panel and the lower tongue. The sneaker is primarily made of suede leather and textile materials and features transparent elements, a splatter finish on the midsole and a “23” heel design. It will be available in men’s and grade school sizes.
Women’s Air Jordan 9
The first-ever Women’s Air Jordan 9, this particular sneaker corresponds to Michael Jordan’s global presence and popularity, as the word “Change the World” has been added to the heel loop. The sneaker then incorporates exclusive paint schemes for each shoe and is made from vegetable-tanned fabrics and natural plant-based dyes.
Air Jordan 9 Retro
The second Spring 2021 Air Jordan 9 features a more subdued paint scheme, mixing black and charcoal authentic nubuck leather with University Gold hits on the socket, and marking midsole, tongue, and heel. It’s going to be available in sizes for the whole family.
Air Jordan 13 Retro
This retro Air Jordan 13 features touches of Starfish Orange, a hue rooted in the modern past of Jordan Brand. The sneaker features a white authentic quilted leather upper, a familiar paw-like outsole, a carbon fiber shank plate, and a holographic cat’s eye. It comes in OG packaging and will be available in sizes for the whole family.