Every year brings new releases, and every Friday brings a dilemma. Many new Air Jordans drop on Saturdays, so the question is — should you celebrate the end of another week, or set a Saturday morning alarm to cop new drops before bots and resellers make it nearly impossible?
To make your decision easier, Highsnobiety presents you with the most comprehensive Air Jordan release date list for 2017. We’ll update this page every time new Air Jordan release info is out, so you might want to add this to your bookmarks.
Without further ado, here are the biggest Air Jordan release dates coming in 2017.
Air Jordan XV “Stealth”
First released in 1999, the Air Jordan 15 is one of the last pairs Michael Jordan played in professionally. The first and the last time the shoe was “retroed” was in 2007, and a decade later it hit the shelves for a third time. The Air Jordan “Stealth” 15 contains a knitted upper with black leather and black-on-black outsole.
Release date: January 7, 2017
Air Jordan XII Low “Max Orange”
One of the early releases of 2017 will be the low version of Air Jordan 12, which utilizes a black suede upper combined with signature rubber from the 12 with some minor orange details. This low-top 12 will be released within the coming weeks.
Release date: January 14, 2017
Air Jordan XIII “Black Cat”
The second installation of the “Black Cat” colorway by Jordan Brand is set to be the 13. Just like the 6 that was the last drop of 2016, the shoe will combine reflective 3M material with all-black detailing and soles. The shoe with the unlucky number might become a lucky cop for its durable materials and the hard-to-get-dirty color mix.
Release date: January 21, 2o17
Air Jordan XII “Chinese New Year”
The AJ 12 CNY looks similar to the Taxi 12, which premiered in 1996 when the Chicago Bulls won their fifth NBA championship during the 96-97 season. The shoe will have a reflective upper with minor wooden details and is expected to be available during Chinese New Year. Head here for more pictures.
Release date: January 28, 2017
Air Jordan IV “Royalty”
Originally designed by the legendary Tinker Hatfield, a never-seen-before colorway is expected to drop somewhere in the first quarter of 2017. The shoe will feature a black suede upper with black-and-white midsole. In addition, “Royalty” 4s are given golden eyelets with a shiny Jumpman logo.
Release date: February 5, 2017
Air Jordan VIII “Take Flight”
Initially, this shoe was rumored to be the second collaboration between Jordan Brand and Los Angeles-based brand Undefeated, due to familiar colors known from the notorious UNDFTD 4. The “Take Flight” 8 uses a similar set of colors — sequoia and bright orange. The sneaker is expected to drop at the end of January. Click here for more pictures.
Release date: January 28, 2017
Air Jordan “Son of Mars”
“Money, it’s gotta be the shoes,” said Mars Blackmon in a 1990 TV commercial for an Air Jordan V. And 28 years later, it’s still about the shoes. First released in 2012, “Son of Mars” has features similar to the retro III’s elephant print, midsoles of Mustang Fighter Jet-inspired Vs, ankle tap from the VI’s and the strap borrowed from the XX’s. This time the sneaker will come in white, with red lining and icy soles. Fire red “Son of Mars” is scheduled to be the first drop of February.
Release date: February 1, 2017
Air Jordan XII “Black OVO”
This will be the third model released as part of Air Jordan and Drake’s collab line October’s Very Own. The shoe will come in a triple black colorway with suede upper. It is rumored to be released during the 2017 All-Star weekend. Keep your eye out for further news, as we’re expecting it to be announced via official Air Jordan and OVO channels.
Release date: February 11, 2017
Air Jordan V Premium “Take Flight”
The first 2017 release of Air Jordan’s “Premium” line of retro sneakers will be decorated with Vachetta Tan and features icy soles. The “Take Flight” line was inspired by the colors of military bomber jackets and would pair well with them. The Premium 5 is dropping in February and won’t come cheap.
Release date: February 11, 2017
Air Jordan XIII “White Red”/“Chicago Bulls”
Previously released in 2010 and premiered during the 1997-1998 NBA season, the Original 13 is set to hit stores on February 18 for a price tag of $190. This shoe isn’t so different from previous releases and will have a white leather upper with red suede detailing and black outsoles.
Release date: February 18, 2017
Air Jordan VI “Iridescent”
Set to drop on February 16, this remarkable colorway, which was nicknamed “Chameleon”, can change colors depending on the lighting and conditions they’re worn in, similar to the Lance Mountain 1. The shoe was manufactured with an iridescent upper, black midsole and icy/black outsole. The price is slightly higher than that of the usual release, which is estimated at $225.
Release date: February 16, 2017
Air Jordan XII Low “Playoff”
Last seen in 2012 and originally premiered in 1997, the Playoff 12 will return as a low-top model. Decorated with white soles, red Jumpman logo and similar to 12’s patent leather, this shoe is set to hit the retailers at the end of February with $170 on the price tag.
Release date: February 25, 2017
Air Jordan VI “Alternate”
As an extension to the “Hare” colorway, this sneaker will look similar to the previously released “Alternative” model, with a white leather and suede upper combined with white outsole. The “Hare” 6 will be decorated with a red tongue that has “1991” stitched on, plus a red sock liner. It is rumored to hit shelves on March 11 for $190. We expect the release date could change, though.
Release date: March 11, 2017
Air Jordan XI Low “Barons”
Another masterpiece by Tinker Hatfield will serve as reference to Michael Jordan’s first retirement and his short stint as a professional baseball player in 1995. The “Barons” 11 will be a low-top model. This Air Jordan will combine a black upper with metallic patent leather and translucent soles, similar to the previously released “72-10” colorway. Baron 11s are expected to drop in the middle of April, right before the beginning of the 2017 Major League Baseball season.
Release date: April 17, 2017
Air Jordan XI Low “UNC”
This is the return of the low 11 which was originally released back in 2001. The shoe utilizes the colors of His Airness’s Alma Mater — the University of North Carolina. Unlike most 11s, the upper will use patent leather instead of mesh, complemented with icy soles. The release date has not been announced, but this shoe is rumored to drop sometime this summer. Stay tuned for more information and click here for more images.
Release date: Summer 2017
Air Jordan I “Royal”
After Jordan Brand blessed the pavements of big cities with the “Banned” 1, there was major speculation of whether the “Royal” 1 would see daylight anytime soon. As it has not yet been officially confirmed, this black/blue model is rumored to drop somewhere in the second quarter of 2017, most probably in spring or early summer. Just like “Banned,” which was praised for the quality of the materials, this shoe will be made with the same approach, while red parts will be replaced with royal blue.
The shoe was first released to the public during Jordan’s sophomore year, in 1985. Unlike the majority of retro Jordans, this model was not designed by Tinker Hatfield, but by Peter Moore. The 1 in “Royal Blue” was re-released in 2013, only one time since it was initially sold in 1985.
Release date: Spring/Summer 2017
That’s all the biggest Air Jordan release date info for now. Check back at this page regularly for all the latest Jordan news as it drops.
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