Jordan Brand just unveiled their Spring 2021 Retro Lineup
As we’re getting the Holiday 2020 Collection in, Jordan Brand just unveiled the Spring 2021 Retro Collection that’s sure to pique the interest of Jordan fans and retro heads alike. Interestingly enough, we’re getting the Air Jordan I, III, IV, V, XIII and the first time the IX was made specifically for women. Here’s a rundown of what to expect come 2021:
Women’s Air Jordan IX
As mentioned, this is the firs time Jordan Brand makes their first women’s exclusive of the Air Jordan IX. The shoe uses vegetable-tanned materials and plant-based dyes for the IX. Do recall that the IX first debuted during MJ’s first retirement and was an homage to His Airness’ impact on the global game. For this women’s exclusive, the phrase ‘Change the World’ can be found on the shoe’s heel loop. Do note that the left and right pairs have different-colored overlays.
Women’s Air Jordan I HI OG
This iteration of the Women’s Air Jordan I HI OG is inspired by space innovation and the future of flight with its crinkled silver toe box, tongue and collar. For those wanting to add this to their ‘black toe’ collection, you’re in luck — Jordan’s making this shoe in extended sizing (from women’s 5 up to 16.5).
Air Jordan I Retro HI OG
I know what most of you are thinking — they’re not quite like the Off-White UNC 1s — but these actually look a lot better. The black Swoosh, laces and collar definitely provide contrast to the powder blue panels. If you’re all about the Tar Heels, add this to your collection come 2021.
Air Jordan I Retro HI OG
I’m not sold on this shoe’s color-blocking (Volt/University Gold/Sail), but JB definitely spruced the shoe up by using quality materials vs other Air Jordan I releases. From the exposed foam on the tongue to the translucent reverse tongue tag, I still expect these Js to sell out when they drop this coming January.
Air Jordan III Retro
The Cool Grey IIIs will be re-releasing for the first time since 2007. When the Cool Grey XIs dropped in 2001, this sparked a whole new colorway that blanketed the Jordan line. A lot of Jordanheads have these IIIs as one of the better iterations of the Cool Grey line alongside the IV, IX and the aforemntioned XI. What’s great about this release is the upgrade in the quality of materials used for this ’07 retro. The Air Jordan III Retro ‘Cool Grey’ is slated to drop this coming February.
Women’s Air Jordan IV
As the theme for women’s Retro Jordans seem to be all about space exploration, this Air Jordan IV uses metallic mesh to go with matte TPU heel tabs and wings. What’s interesting with this version of the IV is the exposed foam materials that expose the Starfish Orange colors underneath, definitely a new take we haven’t really seen on this retro before. Expect this shoe to drop sometime January 2021 barring any delivery mishaps.
Air Jordan IV Retro
Yes, we all can’t get UNC PEs but this is definitely a welcome surprise. Similar to other collegiate team Jordan PEs that dropped prior, these IVs are quite reminiscent of what the Tar Heel players have. Replacing the UNC embroidered logo on the tongue, Jordan uses the woven jock tag seen on previous pairs like the Un-Michigan and Un-Oregon Vs. These Air Jordan IVs are expected to drop in March.
Air Jordan V Retro
Upon first glance, these Vs are reminiscent of the Air Jordan V Stealth that dropped in 2006. Instead of a royal blue ‘shark teeth’ on the midsole, this 2021 release uses black to contrast the silver midsole. Blue hits are found on the tongue, lining, and lace toggle. The Air Jordan V Retro is slated to also drop this March 2021.
Air Jordan V Retro
One might pass these off as another release of the Metallic Vs, but these definitely are a new take on these retros. The quarter panel, eyelets and throat also feature reflective materials you usually find on the tongue, while tongue and quarter uses a different textile we haven’t seen on this retro. The Air Jordan V Retro is expected to release in February, originally expected to be part of the brand’s All-Star Weekend release.
Air Jordan IX Retro
For fans of the Anthracite IXs, this is a new take on the fan-favorite colorway but hits of University Gold replaces the University Red pops usually found ont he sockliner, heel and midsole. The Charcoal/University Gold IXs drop sometime in 2021.
Air Jordan XIII Retro
Starfish Orange now makes its appearance on to the Air Jordan XIII. Air Jordan XIII comes in OG quilted leather uppers and tooling, and with its color blocking representative of other iconic XIIIs, you might want to add this to your collection. Welcome the New Year with these XIIIs this January.
Jordan Spring 2021 begin releasing beginning this January. Keep it locked here for detailed release info.