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New Jordan Release Dates October 2018

New Jordan Release Dates October 2018


Jordan Legacy 312
Color: Varsity Red/Black-White
Style Code: AV3922-601
Release Date: October 1, 2018
Price: $150

Jordan Legacy 312
Color: Black/White
Style Code: AV3922-001
Release Date: October 1, 2018
Price: $150

Air Jordan 6 Tinker
Color: White/Infrared 23-Neutral Grey-White-Sail
Style Code: 384664-104
Release Date: October 6, 2018
Price: $190

Air Jordan 18
Color: Black/Metallic Silver-Sport Royal
Style Code: AA2494-007
Release Date: October 11, 2018
Price: $225

Air Jordan 9 Boot NRG
Style Code: AR4491-300
Release Date: October 13, 2018
Price: $225

Air Jordan 9 Boot
Color: Black/Black-Concord
Style Code: AR4491-001
Release Date: October 13, 2018
Price: $225

Air Jordan 9 Boot
Color: Wheat/Wheat-Baroque Brown
Style Code: AR4491-700
Release Date: October 13, 2018
Price: $225

Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG Rookie of the Year
Color: Gold Harvest/Black
Style Code: 555088-700
Release Date: October 13, 2018
Price: $160

Air Jordan 8 South Beach
Color: White/Turbo Green
Style Code: 305381-113
Release Date: October 13, 2018
Price: $190

Air Jordan 33 “Future of Flight”
Color: White/Metallic Gold/Black-Vast Grey
Style Code: AQ8830-100
Release Date: October 18, 2018
Price: $175

Air Jordan 10 Tinker
Color: Racer Blue/Black-Team Orange-White
Style Code: 310805-408
Release Date: October 20, 2018
Price: $190

Air Jordan 10 GS
Color: Dark Smoke Grey/Rush Pink-Black-Iron Grey
Style Code: 487211-006
Release Date: October 26, 2018
Price: $140

Air Jordan 11 Retro Platinum Tint
Color: Platinum Tint/Sail-University Red
Style Code: 378037-016
Release Date: October 27, 2018
Price: $220

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Jordan Releases Dates October 2018

New Jordan Releases Dates October 2018


Air Jordan 6 Tinker
Color: White/Infrared 23-Neutral Grey-White-Sail
Style Code: 384664-104
Release Date: October 6, 2018
Price: $190

Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Rookie of the Year”
Color: Gold Harvest/Black
Style Code: 555088-700
Release Date: October 13, 2018
Price: $160

Air Jordan 8
Color: White/Turbo Green
Style Code: 305381-113
Release Date: October 13, 2018
Price: $190

Air Jordan 10 Tinker
Color: Racer Blue/Black-Team Orange-White
Style Code: 310805-408
Release Date: October 20, 2018
Price: $190

Air Jordan 18
Color: Black/Metallic Silver-Sport Royal
Style Code: AA2494-007
Release Date: October 25, 2018
Price: $225

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Air Jordan XXI Performance Reviews

Happy Everyday everyone!

Every year I go through a shoe closet purge and this year I decided to sell everything Retro Jordan and up. I forgot I even had these so I decided to jog my memory about why I just stuffed them away in the closet.

If you didn’t know already, the XX1 design is based on the Bentley Continental GT Coupe. An ultra sexy coupe that hides its power, speed, and sportscar DNA in a timeless, slightly rotund design. Jordan Brand wanted to emulate that idea with the XX1 and you can actually see some of the similarities in the design. Although it might be inspired by a Bentley, it doesn’t quite live up to its automobile counterpart on court.

Pros: traction, support, stability, containment, “modularity”

Cons: slight forefoot side to side movement , ultra targeted small Max and Zoom pod, very stiff to start, some arch irritation

Best for: bigger guards to bigs

Weight: 17 ounces which is heavier than most shoes today by 2 ounces or so.

Traction

The Air Jordan XXI uses a dual depth DNA helix inspired pattern and does a very good job on all court conditions but aren’t in my top patterns of all time. I remember Professor K saying that the traction was amazing and they are very good but I think they are just short of top tier. Some wiping is needed like most shoes and the bite is pretty good, much along the lines of the 2K5. Still a very good pattern overall though.

Cushioning

If you ever wondered when Jordan Brand and started skimping, it was around 2005/2006. I actually started to STOP collecting Jordans in 2006 because of the crap quality in the Mars and Military IV’s. The JB skimping didn’t really affect Jordan’s sig line but take a peep at the pics and you can see JB used some half dollar sized Zoom and Max air bags. Modularity is cool but not at the expense of cushioning.

Which one is it JB, Forefoot or Heel? Nike and JB switch their stance on cushioning based on the shoe and player not on actual facts.

When you put such a tiny unit in a shoe, it is targeted cushioning to fault. You can feel a slight different between the Nike M2K Tekno and Zoom units but a lot of the impact is absorbed by the foam of the pod and around the heel not that tiny surface area of the Pod. I’m not sure what this surrounding foam is but it really firm to the touch. I’m sure it’s firmed up in the past twelve years because I don’t remember it feeling so distinctly stiff around the pod.

Aside from the modular pods in the heel, the forefoot is IPS like in the XX. The idea behind IPS is to use different density Phylon across the forefoot for optimal performance. Sounds great but I honestly couldn’t tell a difference between the pods and it just felt like a decent one piece foam to me.

Overall, cushioning is okay. Some decent forefoot feel with some ultra targeted heel cushioning that has modularity as its prime marketing element. Put in a normal sized heel Zoom and it would have really made the cushioning a lot better.

Fit

These run normal to slightly large for the era and I went with my then normal 10.5. The overall fit is good but there is some movement in the forefoot on hard cuts and stops. Double socking helps cut down on that interior sliding but it never really went away for me. I could have sized down but then I’d have no space in the forefoot. No issues at all with heel slippage at least. I also highly recommend double or triple knotting because these laces just want to untie themselves.

Materials

Very nice leather especially considering the junk they stuck on the retro IV’s and V’s. The leather starts off pretty stiff but breaks in like any leather should.

The downside to the XX1’s expansive use of leather is zero breath ability. JB put these little vents on both the lateral and medial side but guess what, most of the vents are covered by the insole.

The most luxurious part of the XX1 is actually the lining inside the shoe.

It’s supposed to based on the stitching found on luxury car interiors so it looks and feels great to the touch.

I’m not big on materials from a performance perspective but these materials feel and look very premium.

Support and Stability

Yep, believe it or not shoes used to have some extra support. There is plenty of flexibility for dorsiflexion in the XX1 and a good amount of support side to side without being overdone. It reminds me a lot of the Rose 5 support set up which is a near perfect blend of flexibility and support.

Adding to the overall support of the shoe is this large carbon fiber shank. It caused some irritation to my arches in the beginning but went away over time as my foot got use to it.

Stability is excellent thanks to a low profile cushioning set up as well as a very wide flat outsole.

Containment

No issues at all with containment. Leather is much stiffer than today’s knits but add in the raised outsole plus the plastic vents and you have a lot of lateral stability.

Conclusion

Just look at all this tech speak JB put in the box label. With this much tech, the shoe must be amazing right ?!

Marketing materials and tech are great but how a shoe actually plays means more to me than what a box says. I never really fell in love with the XX1 due to the underwhelming cushioning and somewhat sloppy fit in the forefoot, not to mention the stiff start and heat retention. Somewhat clunky is a succinct way to describe how it plays.

Did all these “issues” make a difference in my play? No, not really but it just wasn’t the most pleasant experience to play in the XX1 even back in 2006. The Kobe I came out the same year and had a much more simplistic basic design yet easily outperformed the XX1 and has been in my rotation ever since. The takeaway lesson from the XX1 ? More tech speak doesn’t mean better. This goes across all products, not just shoes.

The XX1 was a decent effort by JB and I still like how the shoe looks even though it performs more like a Kia Optima than a Continental GT. But if you’re looking for a great older shoe to play in, look at retrojordannew.com.

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Air Jordan 5 NRG “Grape” will be drop soon for 2018


Air Jordan 5 Grape is one of the most popular colors in the Air Jordan 5 series of shoes. Its color blends with the retro style of white, purple and light green in the early 90s, making this “Grape” The sale has attracted attention from all walks of life.It was because of the high attention paid to the color of this shoe at the time that Will Smith also appeared in the “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” wearing the Air Jordan 5 “Grape” in his youth. Since then, Jordan Brand has said that the Air Jordan 5 “Grape” will return in 2018. At present, the Air Jordan 5 “Grape” color matching new shoes have been exposed. The overall color and shoe design shown in the picture are not much different from the Air Jordan 5 “Grape” which was released earlier. The design of the perforated lacing is converted to a non-porous lacing version, and the design inspiration is also derived from the way that early Will Smith wore the Air Jordan 5 in the play. According to the news, this new version of the Air Jordan 5 “Grape” is expected to be released on September 25th in the second half of the year. The surrounding products that are sold together with the shoes also have two short Tees and hoods with the portrait of Will Smith’s earlier stills. Hoodies, interested friends, please also pay attention to our further sale of this shoe.
The most instantly noticeable design twist on the commemorative kicks is the striking absence of laces. Die-Hard Fresh Prince fans may recall that Smith wore the Air Jordan 5 laceless in the opening credits and throughout the show’s first season run, so Jordan Brand has removed the normal laces and lace lock, and covered all the eyelets with a premium tumbled white leather. Smith’s—and his character’s—Philly heritage is also acknowledged via a debossed “West Philadelphia” hit directly above the tongue mesh. For a finishing dash of retro flair, the shoe also boasts Fresh Prince-inspired insoles and classic Nike branding. It’s also been reported that a special Friends and Family edition of the sneaker should be revealed soon. Look for these unique Jordan 5s to arrive on September 25th—Will Smith’s 50th birthday—and let us know what you think of this alternate take on a classic Jumpman sneaker.

Air Jordan 5 Grape
September 25, 2018

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This OFF-WHITE x Air Jordan 3 will be coming soon


For the topic of Virgil x NIKE manufacturing, there have been many custom color combinations and single items in our mention, followed by the manufacture of netizens.Following the Air Jordan 1 x Off White leak, comes another rumored Air Jordan Retro involving the Air Jordan 3. The Off-White Air Jordan 3 is rumored to release come Spring 2017 and is said to feature Nike Air on the heel.

Although Virgil x NIKE has created a large number of joint-name camps, for many Jordan Brand fans, it is still a little scarce for a pair of Air Jordan 1 , such as Air Jordan 3, Air Jordan 5 and many others are still looking forward to. Taking this as an opportunity, the design elements of Virgil x NIKE were grafted onto the Air Jordan 3, and the Chicago color matching and bursting elements were selected. The whole thing was really easy. More importantly, the design has broken through the design drawings. The texture and style impact brought by the real thing is still remarkable, you can feel it.

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Air Jordan 18 OG “Black/Sport Royal” Coming Soon

In January, the Air Jordan 18 was first re-engraved with the white and blue color of the Yuanzu, so that the pair of Jordan’s “last pair of boots” returned to the market, I believe that many memories of the fans. If you miss the OG for the month of January, or look forward to other OG re-enactments, now the opportunity is coming, the Air Jordan 18 Retro OG “Black Sport Royal” will be re-enacted this fall.

Dressed in a Black, Metallic Silver and Sport Royal color scheme as a nod to the Washington Wizards. This classic Air Jordan 18 will be returning in original form. Featuring a Black suede upper with a diamond-shaped piece hiding the tongue and laces branded with “23” and “Jumpman” logos. Metallic Silver upper eyelets and Royal Blue inner lining and trimming add for a nice contrast. The flaps near the ankle are inspired by the air vents of the Lamborghini Murcielago, while sitting atop a Black rubber sole.
Double Air Jordan 18 Retro OG Black Sport Royal will also return to the suede upper, will be released on October 25, priced at $ 225, if the photo is true, this will be the “Black Sport Royal” OG color matching for the first time Re-engrave, I don’t know if it will be the same as the original, and accessories such as towels.

Air Jordan 18
Black/Metallic Silver-Sport Royal
AA2494-007
October 25, 2018