Holiday Season Air Jordan Releases: New Colorways Make Their Way Just in Time for the Holidays

James Clark '18, Staff Writer

Nike outdid themselves for the Holiday Season Air Jordan Releases. Check out the shoes that are coming your way this month. They are out of this world.

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It starts off with the Air Jordan 9 OG Space Jam. Have you seen the movie Space Jam? Michael Jordan wore these himself in the film when they played against the Aliens. The majority of the shoe is made of leather with a white, black, and red colorway to give the shoe its subtle aesthetic. Also additional branding can be found on the heel, tongue, and sole unit. They released on December 3rd at $190. A word of advice, if you like these shoe you may want to get them now because they won’t come out anytime in the future.

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Next are the the Air Jordan 11 Space Jam. This is a shoe everyone has been anticipating; these Space Jam’s are getting renovated to the number Jordan wore in ’95. It starts off with all black mesh, and a higher cut, patent leather upper. It also has the Concord Jumpman with ’45’ stitched on the heel. In addition there are Nike Air insoles, with midsole and translucent outsole. To end it, there’s a Jumpman inscribed on the tongue tab. These are the best shoes coming out this month, I recommend you cop them. They released December 10th at $220.


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Later in the month, come the Air Jordan 11 GS Heiress, and this is the first time this shoe is releasing! The shoe has more life through the addition of nubuck leather and velvet across the entire upper. The shoe has accents of gold with a white midsole unit and maroon translucent outsole. They release on December 17th at $220.


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Also on the same day, the Air Jordan 7 Doernbecher come out. The creator of this shoe isn’t Jordan, it’s Damien Phillips. According to, Damian is currently fighting through a hemophilia diagnosis. His love of the Chicago Bulls and Rock and roll are evident in the details of this shoe. The outsole has an animated graphic of Damien cranking to a power solo. This shoe is releasing at $190.

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After the Doernbechers, come the Air Jordan 16 OG Midnight Navy. (Last time this shoe came out was March of 2001.) The colorway is to be a nod to when Jordan played for the Washington Wizards. It comes with a white tumbled leather upper accent by the Midnight Navy patent leather toe which also has a Navy mesh underlay resting on a translucent outsole. One of the most noticeable items on the shoe is the removable shroud that gives the shoe two different looks. If you want these shoes, get them, they are an OG so they won’t come out again. They come out December 22nd at $250.

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Near the end of the month come the Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG Storm Blue. This shoe is constructed out of a white leather base accent by the storm blue placed throughout the shoe. The nike logo on the tongue makes this a OG, while the wing branding on the color completes the look of the upper. They’re being dropped December 23rd at $160.


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It’s okay, we’re almost done. After the 1’s come the Air Jordan 3 GS Teal. The colorway features a black leather upper with teal, a large dose of teal accents for the elephant print paneling, midsole, and inner lining while gold adds to some final touches. This shoe is set o drop December 24th at $140.


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After the Teal 3’s are the Air Jordan 6 GS Purple Dynasty for woman only. The defined dark purple hue covers the shoes nubuck composition, midsole unit, tongue, laces, inner lining, and heel tab. A white outsole solidifies it’s overall construction while having a two-tone color scheme. This shoe releases December 30th at $140.


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Last, but not least, are the Air Jordan 6 Black Cat. This is a brand new colorway coming out this holiday season. It’ll be known as the black cat while features all around the shoe are black. The shoe has perforations on the ankle, side panels, and toebox. And the finishing touches are a white midsole and a translucent black outsole. This shoe is expected to release December 31st at $190.