Jordan Fall delivery

by Henrik Buzzi


This holiday season, Jordan Brand continues to celebrate the 20-year anniversary of the XIII and explores new colorways, materials and make-ups of the Air Jordan I, VI and XII.

The Air Jordan I and Nike Flyknit technology both share a place in sport, fashion and sneaker history. Released nearly three decades apart, the shoe and technology defied the status quo and transformed the way the world views and wears sneakers. This season, the Air Jordan I High Flyknit gets its second iconic colorway: Royal and Black.

Taking inspiration from Bordeaux, France’s rich winemaking tradition, this tone became an instant hit as an accent color in 1991. The XII now gets its second Bordeaux version, which features a fully-flooded smooth suede upper.

The Air Jordan XII was cemented in history on the court in 1997, and since then the silhouette has taken on new life as an off-court style. The Dark Grey colorway swaps the leather upper for suede and nods to the original “Taxi” colorway by featuring gold lace eyelets.

The “Black/Altitude” XIII is a style that reached legendary status off the court almost immediately after its 2005 debut. Now, the colorway returns this season in its truest form complete with an OG leather upper.

The Air Jordan I, VI and XIII have all been recreated with winter-inspired colorways: Golden Harvest and Elemental Gold. While the colors are synonymous with the winter elements, the soft suede materials calmly contrast those with understated style.