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Air Jordan 3 “Pure White”

Few things are more quintessentially summer than a clean pair of white sneakers. With the sun shining and the temperature rising through the summer months you’ve gotta stay cool with your footwear, and Jordan Brand has got you covered this season with the “Pure White” Air Jordan 3s.

A tonal take on the iconic Jordan silhouette, the “Pure White” offers a stately tumbled leather upper, complete with tonal branding and tonal elephant print detailing on the toe and heel. A white midsole adds to the stark look and an icy blue outsole offers a cool summertime contrast. For a final summer touch, the 3’s standard orange hang tag is replaced by a completely clear variant.

Need to get a pair of this extra-fresh 3s for your summer rotation?

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JORDAN BRAND’S NEW WINGS WASHED APPAREL COLLECTION

While Jordan Brand’s list of certified icons are primarily rooted in footwear, one would be remiss in ignoring the lasting legacy of its apparel design. It starts, of course, with the Flight Suit — a two-piece garment initially made to complement the Jordan 1 — and extends to pieces that flow naturally from each successive aesthetic evolution.

With Wings Washed, Jordan Brand subtly nods to its history through a sharp collection of pigment dyed French terry garments. This includes a pullover hoodie, half-zip sweatshirt and shorts highlighted by an unmistakable diamond panel. Each comes in a choice of coral, orange, black or purple (all rendered rich and warm in the dye process) and sized with a contemporary fit. A familiar FLIGHT logo patch finishes all pieces.

The Jordan Wings Washed French Terry Apparel Collection is available now at Fuel.

Jordan Zoom Tenacity 88

The Jordan Zoom Tenacity 88 Black/Varsity Red-Cement Grey-White is yet another piece of Nike’s celebration of the Air Jordan 3.

 

The year has seen a good selection of Air Jordan 3 drops already – with plenty more to come. But, if you’re looking for something a bit sportier to use on your day-to-day, the Tenacity 88 is going to be your best bet.

 

Like most Jordan heads, you wouldn’t be faulted for wanting in on the AJ 3 festivities. Some of the most iconic looks for any sneaker have debuted originally on Jordan’s third signature basketball model.

 

With that being said, it may not be the most ideal sneaker for an intense hour at the gym or a good run at our local park. Well, the Tenacity 88 helps in this department.

 

The upper on this model is in a mix of textile and synthetics, making for a supportive and stretchy upper – minus the price tag that comes with Flyknit. The cushion is also a nice touch of minimalism. A midsole filled with foam comes equipped with the impact protection of a responsive Zoom Air unit. It’s all the cushion you’ll need on those workouts without having to think about being held down by the weight.

 

The traction pattern is quite unique in this model as well. A mixture of rubber pods and circular sections makes for some interestingly sticky traction underfoot. Fortunately, it all comes in a fairly durable rubber build as well.

 

Besides the pragmatism, the main draw here will be the visuals. The colorway is a direct shoutout to the Black Cement Air Jordan 3, released earlier this year. Even for casual sneaker fans, this is easily one of the most recognizable color schemes out there.

 

Available now, don’t miss this opportunity to own a piece of the Air Jordan 3 legacy without sacrificing your funds or workout efficiency!

Air Jordan 12 “Vachetta Tan”

When Jordan Brand focuses in on something, in particular, they go all in. One of the biggest pieces of evidence to support this has been the brand’s recent run of five colorways. Specifically, we’ve seen some serious heat dropping in the form of Women’s exclusives.

 

At the beginning of the year, the Jumpman announced a special pack of colorways dropping soon. The full collection boasted another chunk of hype-heavy releases. One of those was the Air Jordan 12 dressed in a luxurious “Vachetta Tan” scheme. Similar to the Heiress collection, Jordan Brand goes in the premium direction with these gems.

 

The Air Jordan 12’s form takes on certain high-quality materials quite well. A particular advantage is its unique build, offering up a chance at some interesting combinations. Here, the upper takes on a nubuck build throughout its base. The Vachetta color scheme is complemented by an equally luxurious selection of details in Gold, including the lace eyelets and aglets.

 

The combination gives off a gallery-ready aesthetic, setting off the shoe’s base material while gleaming in the smaller details. We’ve seen a growing number of Air Jordan 12 colorways decked out in more plush materials recently.

 

Frankly, that trend seems to be taking the shoe in the right direction. The AJ 12’s unique build makes it more than just a good chance to experiment with material combos. It also makes for some added texture to bases such as nubuck.

 

Thanks to the shoe’s varying visual cues and panels, we get some extra visual pop even when the whole upper is in one main leather build. Dipping all of that in smooth colorways like this just adds to all of the goodness.

 

Jordan Brand keeps hitting us hard with exclusives for the ladies. Check these out when they drop on March 23rd.

The Air Jordan 12 Dark Grey is Stormy

You’re likely dealing with darker clouds and some less forgiving weather this time of year, so how about some heat on your feet? The Air Jordan 12 Dark Grey combines the quality and hype of the iconic Jumpman model with a stormy aesthetic. Thanks to some material combinations and the unique build of the Air Jordan 12, this iteration has plenty to offer.

The upper here takes on two slightly different versions of Grey. As with most Air Jordan 12 releases, the execution vaires on the stitched leather and suede portions. The bottom half, boasting the stitched leather, shows a glossier look at the color scheme. Meanwhile, the leather panel towards the midfoot and forefoot sports a cloudier and softer hue. You likely won’t be hooping in these, but it’s worth knowing that the Flight cushioning system along the midsole provides some serious impact protection.

Thanks to the material combinations, an impressive inner lining, and color scheme, this Air Jordan 12 proves to be a worthy part of your Fall and Winter rotation. Being that it’s in a mostly monochrome scheme, it’s a versatile pair in terms of styling as well.

Due out for a global release on November 18th, make sure you don’t miss out on this iteration of an undisputed classic.

Air Jordan 11 “Win Like 82”

The Jumpman exemplifies their story telling focus yet again with the upcoming Air Jordan 11 “Win Like 82.” This no-frills colorway combines one of the many pieces of lore from Michael Jordan’s career with a digestible colorway. The result is a model that is sure to be hotly pursued upon release. As always with the man himself, the story of this Jordan model is centered around winning.

The “Win Like 82” concept is a direct reference to Michael’s time with the University of North Carolina Tarheels. In 1982, the plucky shooting guard, who was yet to blow us away on a wider scale, sank a game-winning shot to secure a national title. As such, the colorway, turning an eye to Blue and White, is a subtle shoutout to the Tarheels on the AJ 11.

The shoe’s tech features are, as with all retros, unchanged. Midnight Navy adorns the patent leather portion of the upper, gleaming against even the slightest bit of light. The rest of the sneaker is in a crisp White theme, with the only other contrast being a University Blue on the Jumpman logo. An Icy midsole finishes off the look.

If the legend of the GOAT isn’t enough for you, consider this release a good alternative to the iconic “Concord” model. Look out for these when they drop on November 11th.

Air Jordan 5 History

By the time the Air Jordan line got to its fifth model in 1990, Michael Jordan’s signature series was already an established powerhouse in the athletic sneaker world. The luxury basketball shoes were what every kid was begging his parents for, and were made all the more envied over due to the fact few actually got them because of the $100+ price tag. While some signature sneaker lines are old news or not even existent by the fifth model, the Air Jordan line was as coveted as ever, showing no signs of slowing its momentum with the Air Jordan V.

The Air Jordan III and IV were hard acts to follow, but thanks to Tinker Hatfield’s addition of some new design elements and an aggressive, fighter plane inspired look, the Air Jordan V kept us all thirsting for more by continuing the strong evolution of Jordans. For all the essential information on what made the Air Jordan V one of Tinker’s greatest hits and a vital member of Air Jordan history.

The First Air Jordan of the ‘90s

The first Air Jordan of the classic decade of sneakers that was the ‘90s, the Air Jordan V released in 1990 at a retail price of $125.

Fighter Plane Inspiration

Another masterpiece by Tinker Hatfield, the Air Jordan V’s main design inspiration was the aggressive look of the iconic World War II era fighter planes painted to look like a shark—hence the zig-zagging tooth-like midsole detail.

Four Original Colorways

Unlike every signature sneaker that releases today in an almost untrackable number of colorways, the Air Jordan V released in only four. Included in the OG colorways were the two similar white looks in White/Black/Fire Red (with 3M tongue) and the reversed White/Fire Red/Black, Black/Metallic Silver, and the beloved “Grape”.

No 23 For You

Now almost every Air Jordan 5 Retro comes with the #23 embroidered at the heel, but originally, only one of the four original colorways—Fire Red—released with MJ’s number on the heel. Only Michael himself got 23 on the Black/Metallic and White/Black/Fire Red colorways. It wasn’t until 2000 when the “Laney” and “White/Metallic” colorways dropped that most versions of the shoe came with the 23 embroidery.

The Flashiest Air Jordan Yet—Literally

Utilized on running shoes for years to increase visibility during night runs, it wasn’t until Tinker put reflective 3M material on the tongue of the Air Jordan V that it was seen on the hardwood. Tinker’s intention was to bring attention to the shoe as flashbulbs popped—which happened almost anytime MJ made a move—and lit up the tongue. Only two of the original four colorways of the V had the reflective tongue, but it would go on to become one of the most iconic features of the model, appearing on most Retro+ colorways and even inspiring the all-3M “Green Bean” colorway from 2006 and the black reflective colorway from the “Raging Bull” pack.

Asymmetrical Collar

Another notable feature of the Air Jordan V is the asymmetrical collar, which was designed to sculpt to the ankle more ergonomically while also offering support.

Locked Laces

Along with the firsts of reflective material and clear outsole on a basketball sneaker, the Air Jordan V was also the first to come equipped with a lace lock. Similar lacelocks would also be seen on the Air Jordan VI and further down the line on the Air Jordan XVII.

See-Through Soles

The Air Jordan V also introduced clear rubber to the sneaker game. Clear outsoles are now a common design element, but imagine how crazy it was to see that Jumpman below the sole for the first time back in 1990.

MJ’s Achievements in the V

The Air Jordan VI gets the honor of being the first Air Jordan Michael won a title in, but the V got pretty close, as he made it to the Eastern Conference Finals before his Bulls were defeated by the Detroit Pistons Bad Boys. The V does get bragging rights to being the sneaker on his feet for his career high 69 points, which took place on March 28, 1990 in an overtime victory against the Cleveland Cavaliers. MJ also took home his fourth NBA scoring title during the 1989-90 season.

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Air Jordan 4 “Pure Money”

It’s easy to imagine how much hype this release must have garnered upon its original release. Back in 2006, much like today, All-White is one those color schemes that seems to make just about any sneaker look much better. The Air Jordan 4 “Pure Money” is sure to still inspire line-ups.

The upper on these beauties is in a premium leather, including that iconic lateral mesh window. Chrome hints come via the heel Jumpman branding and signature waffle lace loops. The “Pure Money” theme might conjure thoughts of a Green take. But, the interpretation on this model is less about greenbacks and more of what you might see in a 90’s R&B music video. The monicker also has to with a reference to footwear luxury, combining a higher status aesthetic with iconic sneaker design.

The “Pure Money” Air Jordan 4 will be available globally on May 13th. It might go without saying but, don’t sleep!

Getting to know KAWS .

Brian Donnelly is currently best known as the artist KAWS. KAWS is a New York-based artist who has made a name out of him designing limited edition toys and clothing.

He is also a world-renowned artist who exhibits in museums and galleries internationally. His art stands somewhere between fine art and global commerce. KAWS moved beyond the sphere of the exclusive art market to occupy a more complex global market.

Brian Donnelly was born in 1974 in Jersey City, New Jersey. He graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York where he obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts in illustration. After graduating from college in 1996, Brian Donnelly worked for Disney as a freelance animator. At Disney, Brian Donnelly had the opportunity to paint backgrounds and contributed in films such as 101 Dalmatians, Daria, and Doug.

While living in Jersey City, KAWS began his career as a graffiti artist. By the early 1990s he moved to New York City and began to work focus on subverting the images on bus shelters, phone booth advertisements, and billboards. Soon after his notoriety and popularity reached heights never before expected and these ads became increasingly sought after by the public.

In the late 1990s, KAWS had an opportunity to design and produce limited edition vinyl toys. These toys instantly became a hit with the global art toy-collecting community. In Japan, the toys were a major his since this genre of toys is well respected and widespread.

Most recently KAWS has designed toys and clothing for well-known companies such as Original Fake, A Bathing Ape, Undercover, Kung Faux, Nike, Vans, and Comme des Garcons. In the early 2000s he also reworked many familiar television and cartoon icons such as characters from The Simpsons, Mickey Mouse, the Michelin Man, the Smurfs, and even SpongeBob SquarePants.

He has also been highly praised for his work on acrylic paintings and large sculptures. One of the more popular KAWS sculpture is that of a gray scale figure based on the Mickey Mouse whose face is obscured by his both hands. This image was even incorporated into a balloon for the 2012 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. In 2013, KAWS’s company redesigned MTV’s moon man statue for their 2013 MTV Video Music Awards.

KAWS museum exhibitions include solo shows at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, High Museum of Art, Modern Art Museum, and the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum. Other international galleries include Galerie Perrotin and Honor Fraser Gallery. His work has been seen in Paris, London, Berlin, and Tokyo.

Artist Brian Donnelly, who goes by the name KAWS, at his studio in Williamsburg, New York on Monday, July 23, 2012.

Nike’s deep roots in New York City are represented in its latest campaign: New York Made.

Made possible through partnership the New York City Parks and Recreation Dept., Nike’s commitment to the city and its community is at heart of the program, which kicks-off through the opening of the New York Made: Stanton Street Courts by Kaws.

 Jordan Brand also pays a tribute to the great artist by making the , AWESOME, Air Jordan 4 Retro “KAWS” that is coming out at the end of March.

We are not going to see that releasing in Greece , but despite that it is a certainly “must cop” release.

Air Jordan 4 Retro “Motorsports”

Air Jordan 4 Retro “Motorsports”

 

One of the most highly coveted Air Jordan 4 colorways of all time is set to release to the public next year.

Yes, I’m talking about the Air Jordan 4 Motorsport.

When the Air Jordan 4 Motorsport initially released, it didn’t drop as a GR to the public.

It was an exclusive pair of sneakers. How exclusive?

The shoe was only given to members of the Jordan Brand Motorsport team.

So if you weren’t a part of that exclusive club, you probably don’t own a pair.

For some reason Jordan Brand has decided to release the Air Jordan 4 Motorsport to the public.

This Motorsport 4 will come with a White leather upper, offset by the hits of Black and Royal Blue placed throughout the shoe.

Mars Blackmon branding also appears on the side of the heel to give it that official look and feel.

The Release Date has set for 25/3/17