The almighty, success driven Jordan brand has done it again, they are bring us what they call “Future” or rightly named, Air Jordan Future. Now I’ll be honest, the first images of this sneaker, had me like no way, I don’t like that. But now that the brand has released official images prior to it’s March 15th release, I have to say, my opinion has changed dramatically. This is a luxury looking sneaker, and a fine looking one at that. The Jumpman brand have done away with a leather upper for this sneaker, and have given it the woven material treatment. They say that this creation is “symbiotic relationship between the court and the street”. The Future silhouette is designed with an Air Jordan XI sole with a chukka style upper, complete with an asymmetrical lace-up system.
Jordan Brand’s description of the sneaker says:
With a carbon fiber plate and full-length air outsole, the Jordan Future offers lightweight comfort and cushioning. Enhancing the minimalist nature of the shoe, the deconstructed upper foregoes a heel counter and toe enforcer. The asymmetrical lacing reduces pressure across the top of the foot, while the suede interior and ankle collar enhance comfort.
The release date for the Jordan Future is Saturday 15th March, and the colour ways they have shown us are that of the Black / Glow OR Black/ Infrared version. In my opinion, I will purchase one for sure, something different and as the name says, it’s looking ahead to the Future, not trying to recreate the OG colourways and designs that so many sneaker heads would like to see protected, and remain as classics with no re-productions.
It’s not my thing to really write about negative stories, but this is one that has hit me. On Saturday 21st December 2013, Nike released it’s brand new colour way of the beloved Tinker designed Air Jordan 11. The colour way is called Gamma Blue due to it being the only other colour on the sneaker apart from the all black upper, lower and maize Jumpman writing on the tongue. Now the sneaker, here in the UK, was a massive general release, to the point JD Sports, Footlocker, and Nike released the sneaker at Midnight online. I’m guessing this was done to reduce congestion at stores with release day hype queues and the ability to streamline resellers buying multiple pairs. Whatever the reason, it was a good one.
I on the other hand went to my favourite sneaker spot to pick up the sneakers, Nike Town London. The organisation, and hospitality is beyond the best, and after a short wait of about 45 minutes from arrival, I paid for and had my own pair of the new Jordan 11 Gamma Blues. A very calm shopping experience as it should always be. Now, in the States, this is not the case. I’ve seen multiple videos of fights breaking out in-stores, also on the street to the point where police have been forced to use mace to break up the carnage. Also footlocker stores being broken into and shutters being destroyed just to get the sneakers. What I don’t understand is why? Is your life really that minimal that you start swinging punches at a person to own a pair of them? I have to say I am ashamed to apart of the Snead culture if this is what is to become on release days, but on the other hand, as an American in the UK, i can say their standard of doing things is second to none. Take note US retailers, organisation is key.
So it’s looking like the holiday season will be packed with heat coming from the Jumpman brand. There are images of a Air Jordan 11 nickname “Gamma Blue” doing the rounds. Along with the Air Jordan 11 Taxi being released this winter, it would seem that the Jumpman brand will be dropping this new colour way for the masses. No release information has been posted out officially by Nike, but the early birds are taking orders, and the chinese whispers are heating up about this release. I’ll keep you updated via my Instagram – Bannerworx
Fitting the “Fear” aesthetic set by the Air Jordan 4 and 5 in the pack, the Air Jordan 3 “Fear” makes use of grey and black hues for ultimate head-turning effect. Inspired by Michael Jordan’s quote about fearing what he wouldn’t become while his opponents fear what he could become, these coveted 3s capitalize on horrific hues by offsetting dark tones with bright total orange accents. Will you be looking to cop the “Fear” 3s when they drop Saturday, August 24.
AIR JORDAN 3 FEAR
Night Stadium/Total Orange-Black-Neutral Grey
August 24, 2013
After months of previews and speculation a release date for the Air Jordan 4 Retro entry to the Fear Pack is known. The often times Oreo dubbed colourway is expected to release on the 24th of August.
So it’s 7 days until the supposed end of the world, and seems many are on some end of the world hype. The only hype I’m following is the release of the Jordan 11 BRED’s which are scheduled for release on December 21st. These sneakers are iconic, not just because they are another Jordan brand release, but the history behind them, and the championship that Michael Jordan lead his team to makes these a special release indeed. So the question is, where will you be on Friday 21st December 2012?