A colorway from 2001 will be joining the Air Jordan releases 2018 scheduled to hit the shelves during the Holiday Season. As you likely know, 2018 marked the 30th anniversary of the Air Jordan 3. Jordan Brand recently released the Air Jordan 3 “Chlorophyll” on November 10, 2018. It drew inspiration from and mimicked a Nike Air Trainer 1 colorway of the same that originally made its retail debut back in 1987. As the Air Jordan 3’s 30th anniversary celebration continues, next in line to hit the shelves is its “Mocha” colorway. The Air Jordan 3 Retro “Mocha” is actually making a comeback after 17 years.
Nike‘s latest collection celebrating the opening of its new flagship store includes one of the latest Air Jordan releases 2018. Nike’s “House of Innovation 000” in New York City brings together the digital and physical realms of retail. This new “cross-category premium” store, which is located at 650 Fifth Avenue, is a six-storey building, with each level covering a space of 68,000 square feet. Its grand opening is taking place on November 15th, and it will remain open between 10 AM and 8 PM every day. In commemoration, Nike has put together a “Noise Cancelling” Collection comprising of five sneaker models, one of which is the Air Jordan 1 High.
The Union x Air Jordan 1 colorways will be joining upcoming Air Jordan releases 2018 as a part of “Flight” Collection. You may not know this, but the Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG collaboratively designed by Jordan Brand and Union Los Angeles was already made available near the end of October, albeit secretly. As a prank, Union LA set up a “fake” booth with hidden cameras, selling real vintage Air Jordan and Nike sneakers and apparel at the Rose Bowl Flea Market. Amidst them, the two Air Jordan 1 colorways and apparel from the Union x Jordan Brand “Flight” Collection were also put up on sale.
One of Jordan Brand‘s Holiday Season collection of Air Jordan releases 2018 will include a “Not For Resale” colorway. With this year’s Air Jordan 1 “Not For Resale” colorways, Jordan Brand seems to be sending a message to sneaker resellers. The fact remains though, profiteers have purchasing and reselling Air Jordan pairs on the secondary market at outrageous prices for as long as sneakerheads have been collecting. Jordan Brand may not be particularly fond of this practice, but they cannot really do anything about it. Apart from perhaps designing colorways like this upcoming Air Jordan 1 “Not For Sale” that officially hits the shelves next month.
One of the upcoming Air Jordan releases 2018 is going to be a part of the recently unveiled Nike x Doernbecher Freestyle 2018 Collection. Jordan Brand and Nike have a long-standing annual tradition of collaborating with the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital since back in 2007. Every year, some of the young patients at the hospital are selected to design specific Air Jordan and Nike sneaker models to be a part of the annual Doernbecher Collection. Nike recently unveiled the Doernbecher Freestyle 2018 Collection, along with the names and photos of the children involved. The collection contains an Air Jordan and several Nike sneaker models.
One of Jordan Brand‘s most recent Air Jordan releases 2018 drew inspiration from an original Nike Air Trainer 1 colorway from 1987. Although not Tinker Hatfield’s favorite (that would be the Air Jordan 11), the Air Jordan 3 was the first Air Jordan model he designed. For its 30th anniversary and Tinker Hatfield’s birthday, the Air Jordan 3 was even transformed to resemble his original sketches of the model. Coincidentally, the Nike Air Trainer 1 was also designed by Tinker Hatfield and one of its original colorways was dubbed “Chlorophyll.” The Air Jordan 3 “Chlorophyll,” which sports a similar color blocking and scheme, recently made its retail debut.