With the summer ‘23 collection now on full display from the Jordan brand we can see just how special this lineup really is. With a sizable array of silhouettes coming up from the Air Jordan 1 to the Air Jordan 14, and plenty more in between, let’s dive in and see what’s coming to market.
The warm weather lineup comes out swinging with the Lucky Green Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG. The Lucky Greens are a virtual clone of the Jordan 1 Celtics pair from the 2009 DMP pack with the exception of a green toe box.
The Jordan 1 see’s the most action this summer with a total of 6 releases, 4 highs, and 2 lows. The Washed Black and Atmosphere Pink both bring faded presentations to the table and use suede in place of traditional leather. To round out the high-top line is a very special piece from famed BMX superstar Nigel Sylvester with a vintage white and cork treatment.
The resurgence of the Air Jordan Retro Low OG continues with a Black Cement showpiece and the White and Coconut Milk model. The latter features a deconstructed upper with exposed edges and recycled materials in its construction.
Moving on to the Air Jordan 2’s we see 3 colorways coming at us this summer. An OG model in White Cement and Grey leads the way with a white and grey upper that features a vintage heel cap. There are also a couple of low-top 2’s on deck as well with the Seersucker and Cherrywood pairs. The eye-catching Seersucker uses a range of pink tones and a checkered material.
Piggybacking off the recent success of the Air Jordan 3 White Cement Re-Imagined the brand is back at it with the Wizards PE and Lucky Green’s. Previously reserved hoopers in DC, the PE shines in the team's vintage uniform colors white the Lucky Greens feature an aged midsole. Both pairs come engineered to the OG 1988 specs.
Another highlight of the summertime drop is the Air Jordan 4 Thunder. The brand is bringing the black and yellow pair back after wildly successful releases in 2006 and 2012. Keep an eye on this one, it's sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
The Air Jordan 5 Craft is next in line as it continues on the wave of Craft releases first made popular by the Jordan 1 and then the Jordan 4. The Craft 5’s utilize neutral tones and icy translucent soles to bring some real summertime vibes.
The brightest and most colorful piece of the collection has to be the Air Jordan 6 Toro Bravo. The shoe makes a bold statement with blood-red uppers and black midsoles, tongue, and heel tabs. The Air Jordan 7 White Infrared is perhaps the polar opposite of the Toro Bravo’s with a bright white base and subtle Infrared highlights.
The Air Jordan 11 Low has a double feature with Cement Grey and Yellow Snakeskin appearing on the signature patent leather. The Swoosh brand also celebrates the 25th anniversary of the 13 with the Air Jordan 13 Black Flint featuring black and grey hues. Wrapping up the collection is the Air Jordan 14 Laney dressed in the colors of MJ's high school. Eagle-eyed sneakerheads were able to see some sneak peeks of this shoe from the Marquette coaching staff during March Madness.
No doubt there are some real classics and bangers coming out in the near future and I’m sure the brand will have some surprises tucked up their sleeve as well. To see the full release schedule for the Air Jordan Summer 2023 collection head over to the releases tab to see specific dates. As always, connect with us on Instagram and Twitter to stay up to date on all the latest information on sneakers, clothing, and collectibles.
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