It’s only right that Jordan Brand celebrates the 20th anniversary of the “Last Shot” by releasing the shoe that MJ was wearing in that iconic moment. Made famous by the shot MJ hit in game 6 of the 1998 NBA Finals against the Utah Jazz that propelled his Bulls to another championship victory. Serving as one of the first sneakers in history to have an official nickname devoid of any color affiliation, the Air Jordan 14 “Last Shot” helps tell the story of one of the most significant moments in NBA history. Securing MJ his sixth NBA championship with the Bulls, this iconic moment was both the final Bull’s Field Goal attempt of the game, and Jordan’s last in his Chicago career. Chasing one with 10 seconds on the clock, Jordan shook off Bryon Russell – following a steal of Karl Malone on the defensive end – and put up a 20-foot jumper from the top of key. Hitting nothing but net and giving the Bulls the lead with 5.2 seconds to go, this moment will live forever in NBA lure.
That iconic moment cemented the Air Jordan 14’s status as an all-time classic. Twenty years after MJ’s championship-sealing bucket was scored, the Air Jordan 14 Last Shot is making a triumphant return to its original form. Sporting an aggressive black leather stitched upper, the Air Jordan 14 was inspired by MJ’s love of high speed cars and was designed off the influence of theFerrari F355F1. The influence can be seen on the Jumpman shield that graces the outer panels. Red contrasting side vents served as nods to the Italian carmakers’ fluid mixture of luxury and high performance, two characteristics that became synonymous with the Jordan Brand and MJ’s level of play. The classic luxury car-inspired silhouette features a rich tumbled Black leather upper with Black suede accents. Contrast is provided by Red branding on the heel and the Yellow shield logo on the lateral side of the sneaker. A Red carbon fiber outsole plate completes the shoe’s classic and fast look
Grab your pair of the Air Jordan Retro 14 ‘Last Shot’ on June 14th at Finishline.com. Make sure you check with your local store for more release details.
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When it comes to Jordan Brand and their prestigious history of colorways and story telling, the ‘Last Shot’ theme is up there in the ranks. Made famous by the shot MJ hit in game 6 of the 1998 NBA Finals against the Utah Jazz that propelled his Bulls to another championship victory. The Black and Red colorway that was featured on the Jordan XIV that Jordan was wearing when he nailed that jump shot is now taking over the Air Jordan XXXII Low. To further that homage, the Jumpman is taking the signature midfoot decal of the 14 and putting it on the tongue of the Air Jordan XXXII Low in yellow. Keeping that honorary trend going, is a date on the inside of that tongue that pays tribute to that date the Bulls won their sixth ring. This Air Jordan 32 features the Ferrari-style Jumpman branding on the tongue, textured leather on the heels featuring the wings logo, and red Jumpman branding on the midsole to top it all off.
Celebrate Jordans historic legacy when you grab your pair of the Air Jordan XXXII Low ‘Last Shot’ on June 9th at Finishline.com.
Jordan Brand is celebrating Michael Jordan’s famed “Last Shot” in a variety of ways, the most notable being the re-issue of the Air Jordan 14 that was worn during that epic Game 6. It all went down on June 14, 1998 in Salt Lake City, Utah; Michael Jordan’s jumper with 5.2 seconds remaining seals a Bulls victory over the Utah Jazz and with it a title, a legacy and a legend. It was recently announced that Michael Jordan’s glory days with the Chicago Bulls will be documented like never before with the release of ESPN Films and Netflix’s The Last Dance in 2019. In celebration of the film and the 20th anniversary of MJ’s “Last Shot” against the Jazz during the 1998 NBA Finals, Nike has prepared a commemorative Bulls jersey for the occasion.
We will have the Home and Away Swingman versions and they will drop on May 31st. Each jersey is equipped with NikeConnect technology, which will unlock access to select “The Last Dance” content prior to the series premiere in 2019.
Grab your special edition Air Jordan Jersey on May 31st at 9am at Finishline.com.
The Air Jordan 11 holds a special place in the sneaker realm for what Jordan did wearing the shoe and the one of a kind look that they had when he debuted them on May 7th, 1995 in a game against the Orlando Magic. As the years have come and gone, the love and demand for the Retro 11 has become bigger than anything Tinker Hatfield or Michael Jordan could have imagined. Now, Jordan Brand is honoring those who accomplish graduating high-school with this premium take on the ’96 classic hoops model that is perfect for formal events that fall near the end of the school year in mind. JB is also giving graduates first dibs through a special SNKRs release that has never been done before.
What started as a sample in the ‘Blackout’ Collection back in 2011 has finally come full circle to be released after sneakerheads have been begging for years. Since 2011, this pair has accumulated numerous nicknames like ‘Blackout’, ‘Prom Night’ and others but Jordan Brand has dubbed these ‘Cap and Gown’ 11s. The all-black pair sports suede panels in place of the usual ballistic mesh, tonal branding hits, a metal Jumpman on the lateral heel in place of the usual stitched interpretation, a smokey outsole, and the model’s signature high-cut patent leather. To add to this pair’s theme, the black laces are made to resemble the cords worn by students on graduation day. Thanks to its shiny patent leather detailing resembling a dress shoe, the 11 has been re-purposed over the years by some as an “acceptable” compliment to formal wear.
With college graduation season already underway, don’t be surprised to see certain students rocking these with their traditional attire when they receive their diplomas this year. This pair will be releasing in MEN’S SIZES ONLY.
Grab your pair of the Air Jordan Retro 11 ‘Cap and Gown ’ on May 26th at Finishline.com. Make sure you check with your local store for more release details.
What started as a player exclusive for one of Jordan Brands first athletes, Derek Anderson, evolved into something that went beyond the hardwood and became a symbol for so many. While Anderson was playing for the Portland Trailblazers he broke out a pair of Air Jordan 3’s that were similar to the ‘White Cement’ colorway, but had red on the heel strip instead of black. Many people would never have guessed back in 2003 that those Jordans would soon become symbolic of something that was much bigger than basketball. Fast forward to August 2006 and the country is preparing to rebuild after Hurricane Katrina ripped through Louisiana and many other southern states. As the clean up began and the storm dissipated, the alarming realization that the damage done was beyond anything that could have been predicted, and companies and organizations around the country joined the relief efforts. Jordan Brand donated select shoes from their archives to be auctioned off and put the funds toward the rebuild of the cities effected. The collection consisted of sneakers that had been worn by MJ but the one that stuck out the most was a Jordan 3 that came in a different colorway that Jordan have never worn. After that, the sneaker community had dubbed the sneaker that Air Jordan 3 ‘Katrina’ and the name symbolized a movement that meant something to millions of people.
In celebration of Michael Jordan being inducted to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009, a special “Become Legendary” collection of Air Jordans was curated to be displayed in Springfield, MA. Once again, the ‘White and Red’ Air Jordan 3 was included amongst classic colorways. Having never been released to the public before, Jordan Brand is now bringing this shoe out of the history books and memorial halls to the general public. Colored in a classic White and Red theme, the sneaker mixes the popular Air Jordan 3 ‘Fire Red’ and ‘Cement’ colorways and will feature the classic Jumpman logo on the heel. Like you’ve seen before, the classic ‘Cement’ detailing is applied on the toe and heel areas to complete the design altogether.
Make sure you add this piece of history to your collection. Grab the Air Jordan Retro 3 ‘Hall Of Fame’ on May 12th at Finishline.com
It’s been two years since Jordan Brand dropped a Retro 1 High that paid homage to a moment in MJ’s history and it came in traditional style with some not so traditional colors. If you need a little history lesson on the ‘Shattered Backboard’ colorway, the inspiration behind it came from the uniform colors worn by MJ in 1986 when he shattered a glass backboard while dunking in an Italian exhibition game. For the lucky ones who were able to get their hands on a pair back when they released have to attribute their love of the shoe to the quality that was put into it. If you’ve been itching for more pairs that come with that same quality, then the wait is almost over.
2018 has been huge in the Jordan realm as they have been putting a lot of energy and focus behind the female consumer, after all, the future is female. Now, JB is bringing some insane heat to the streets for the ladies that most guys will be jealous of. Plush materials like satin and tumbled premium leather come together to create the Women’s Air Jordan Retro 1 High Satin ‘Shattered Backboard’. The only other Jordan 1’s to get the satin treatment are the ‘Bred’ and ‘Royal’ colorway that dropped in very limited numbers last year. With the focus being on women for this style, these are a certified banger for any outfit that you put together. This new-age classic features the same color-blocking and high-quality tumbled leather materials while adding the attractive satin finish on the toe-box, heel, and ankle collar sets the bar very high for future projects.
If these are on your radar then you can grab your pair of the Women’s Air Jordan Retro 1 High Satin ‘Shattered Backboard’ on May 5th at Finishline.com.
Back at the beginning of December, Russell Westbrook broke out his signature shoe for the first time in an NBA game against his hometown team, the Los Angeles Lakers. Talk about a special way to debut your first shoe to the world. The Why Not Zer0.1 emulates Westbrook’s competitive attitude on the court, his tendency to run at a challenge head first rather than shying away from it. Serving a dual purpose, the upcoming silhouette fits the reigning MVP’s drastic demands on the court while suiting his eccentric personal style off the court.
Always playing on his toes, Westbrook needs added stability to his sole unit in order to minimize response when he makes one of his quick twitch drives to the basket he has become famous for. In order to come up with the perfect fit, Westbrook worked closely with Jordan Brand’s design team and the Thunder equipment manager, Wilson Taylor, as they went through multiple rounds of wear-testing to get the perfect fit. Equally as important as it functionality, the Why Not Zer0.1 serves an aesthetic purpose as well, as Brodie’s off-court wardrobe is a story to follow in itself. The next release of this signature sneaker comes in a fresh all-white upper that sits atop an icy sole. Inspired by Westbrook’s “Why Not?” mentality, this clean white colorway serves as a canvas for you to express yourself on. Coming with a Sharpie, this pair encourages you to be creative and make it truly your own.
Make sure you grab your pair of the Jordan Why Not Zer0.1 ‘Do You’ on May 1st at Finishline.com.
Jordan Brand has been bodying 2018 like MJ on Muggsy Bogues in the ’90s and they seem to be taking it up a notch just to make everyone notice. They’ve brought back classics like the ‘Black Cement’ 3, ‘Shadow’ 1 and 10, ‘Altitude’13s and more and now they chopping the top on the ‘Cool Grey’ Retro 11. Just in time for summer, the ‘Cool Grey’ Jordan 11 Low is perfect for any ‘fit and occasion when you plan on stepping out. You may remember that the internet went crazy back in 2013 when MJ was spotted in a pair, and sneakerheads thought they were going to be blessed that year. While it only took five years for those hopes to become a reality for sneaker lovers, the time has finally come.
Now, Jordan is taking one of the most popular designs in their prestigious history and dropping the top on a low version of the classic that is just what your rotation needs for summer. The Air Jordan XI ‘Cool Grey’ sits high in the ranks all-time greats in the sneaker world so it’s only right that they give you a low-top pair to compliment your OG pair. You’ll notice this low-top version features a a two-tone grey upper made of nubuck and patent leather overlays which is different from past releases that featured a mesh upper. Contrasting white laces, a matching midsole and an icy blue translucent outsole completes the design altogether in a truly perfect way.
Make sure you pick up the Air Jordan Retro 11 Low ‘Cool Grey’ on April 28th at Finishline.com.
When it comes to the history of Jordan Brand, it’s hard to pick out influential moments for the Jumpman because there are so many to choose from. You may think that everything revolves around what Mike did on the hardwood, but if you look at the cultural moments that have involved MJ or even a pair of Jordan’s you may be hard pressed to pick. The Air Jordan Retro 3 has become a sneakerhead favorite over the years after MJ debuted them back in 1988. Like JB did last year with the Fly ’89 being inspired by the Air Jordan 4, they’re doing the same thing this year with the Air Jordan Zoom Tenacity ’88.
Earlier this year, Jordan had everyone going crazy during NBA All-Star weekend as they tried to get their hands on the ever-popular Air Jordan Retro 3 ‘Black Cement’. Justin Timberlake debuted this sneaker back in the beginning of March and had people wondering what was going on with this sneaker. Now, if you don’t want to beat you BC 3s up too much, you can grab a pair of these Zoom Tenacity ’88s and give your rotation a little relief. Along with the aforementioned ‘Black Cement’ style, the Air Jordan 3’s ‘True Blue’ colorway also makes its way to the Zoom Tenacity ’88 with all of its signature details intact. Aside from the obvious runner shape and modern materials, these two styles do an impressive job of mimicking their inspirations, right down to a revamped heel logo, which reads “RUN” instead of “AIR” underneath the Jumpman.
You can grab your pair of the Air Jordan Zoom Tenacity ’88 now on Finishline.com.