Before this year comes to an end, more brand new Jordan Legach 312 colorways will be joining this month’s Air Jordan releases 2018. In one of the recent posts, you may have read that an upcoming Jordan Legacy 312 iteration featuring patent leather uppers might be drawing inspiration from 2013’s Air Jordan 1 “Black/Metallic Gold.” Although this has not been confirmed, the two do look alike. However, it seems that this will not be the only Jordan Legacy 312 colorway to hit the shelves before 2019 kicks off. Three brand new colorways of the Jordan Legacy 312 were recently unveiled, one of which is already available.
2017 was the year that marked the debut of the Nike LeBron 15, which was designed by Jason Petrie. Through the LeBron 15, Nike also introduced two brand new technologies, namely Battleknit uppers and a cushioning system that combines Max Air and Zoom Air. Nike first released the LeBron 15 on October 28th, 2017 in an “Ashes” colorway that retailed at a price of $185. This year, Nike surprised everyone by also launching the “LeBron Watch” program that enabled them to own various LeBron 15 PE colorways that had been seen throughout 2018. It seems that Nike is bringing back the LeBron Watch program for a second 2018–2019 season.
With the current year nearing its end, it seems three new Air Jordan 1 Mid colorways are joining this month‘s Air Jordan releases 2018. The first of these colorways does not have an official nickname, but it does look quite festive and vibrant. Its uppers are dressed up in a combination of Black and Hot Punch. Volt also appears, namely around the “Nike” Swoosh” logo, and over the Jordan “Wings” logo and the “Nike Air” branding on the tongues. Furthermore, its midsoles are plain White and its outsoles are covered entirely in Black. As mentioned, this colorway is one of four Air Jordan 1 Mid releases arriving in December.
Two of Jordan Brand‘s upcoming Air Jordan releases, one of 2018 and the other of 2019, will both be made of patent leather. Patent leather is generally recognized as one of the signature elements of Air Jordan 11 colorways, such the “Concord” that recently made its comeback and the “Bred” colorway return next year. As of lately though, the glassy material has been making an appearance over the Air Jordan 1 and other models. For instance, the friends–and–family–excusive version of the SoleFly x Air Jordan 1 “Art Basel Miami” was made up of patent leather. Now, the Jordan Legacy 312 and Air Jordan 1 will feature patent leather too.
The Air Jordan 1 colorway inspired by Michael Jordan‘s Sports Illustrated cover from 1984 will be among December’s Air Jordan releases 2018. Michael Jordan did some exceptional and remarkable things during his rookie season as a member of the Chicago Bulls. Back in May 1985, the NBA even named him the Rookie of the Year. This year, Jordan Brand even released an Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Rookie of the Year” colorway on November 17th, 2018. It drew inspiration from the shirt Michael Jordan wore during his acceptance speech. Jordan Brand again drew inspiration from his rookie season for this upcoming Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG colorway.
A brand new colorway of Russell Westbrook‘s third lifestyle sneaker model recently joined last month’s Air Jordan releases 2018. It was quite surprising when the Jordan Westbrook 0 was first unveiled back in 2015, simply due to the fact that it was a lifestyle shoe rather than a basketball sneaker that Russell could actually wear on the court. At the same time, it also made sense considering Russell Westbrook’s natural sense of style. Overall, the Westbrook 0’s silhouette resembles that of the Air Jordan 1 and lace eyelets were seemingly inspired by the Air Jordan 11. Of course, Russell Westbrook now has his own signature basketball sneaker too.