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.
One of the upcoming Air Jordan releases 2018 will make its retail debut next month during the 2018 Art Basel. The week of the annual Art Basel is known to create a lot buzz in the city of Basel in Switzerland. This four-day event celebrates artistic talent, creativity and talent, and prominent figures from the art world attend it every year. This year marks the 49th annual edition of Art Basel, which is scheduled to run from December 6th to 9th, 2018. Jordan Brand and SoleFly have also teamed to design something ‘artistic’ in the form of an Air Jordan 1 rendition, which will be released during Art Basel.
Jordan Brand‘s Holiday Season collection of Air Jordan releases 2018 includes two colorways of the Air Jordan 11, one of which is for women. As most of you probably know, the Air Jordan 11 “Concord” makes its long-awaited comeback next month after 23 years. It was originally released back in 1995 after Michael Jordan returned from his stint in Minor League Baseball and wore it during the 1995–96 Chicago Bulls season. The returning Air Jordan 11 “Concord” will actually be available in full family sizes. However, women and small-footed sneakerheads can also look forward to the release of the Air Jordan 11 “Neutral Olive” in the coming days.
Russell Westbrook‘s latest lifestyle sneaker model will be making its retail debut among this month’s upcoming Air Jordan releases 2018. Russell Westbrook’s first signature model from Jordan Brand was the Westbrook 0. It was a minimal and sleek off-court, lifestyle shoe that drew inspiration from Russell Westbrook’s fashion-forward style. Also inspired by Jordan Brand’s own heritage, the Westbrook 0 was designed to be “clean and versatile.” The Westbrook 0 made its retail debut on August 1st, 2015 at a price of $130. As of now, there are already two Jordan Westbrook models and it seems a third one will be debuting at retailers later this month.
Some of this year’s most popular Air Jordan releases 2018 worth copping are currently available at Stadium Goods. Stadium Goods just celebrated its 3rd anniversary back in October. However, the New York-based consignment and retail store Stadium Goods would not be here if the Air Jordan 1 had never been designed. This is because if the Air Jordan 1 did not exist, there would probably be no sneaker culture at all, and there would be no sneakerheads, who are constantly hyped about the latest sneaker releases. Even Yu-Ming Wu, Stadium Goods’ Chief Marketing Officer, refers to the Air Jordan 1 as the “the most incredible sneaker ever created.”
The “White/Cement” colorway is returning as a part of upcoming Air Jordan releases 2018, but on a different, brand new sneaker model. As you likely know already, the “White/Cement” happens to be the iconic, original colorway of the Air Jordan 4 that made its retail debut back in 1989. The same year, Spike Lee wore it in his comedy–drama film, Do The Right Thing. It has also been re-released in retro form twice, once in 1999 and more recently in 2016, the latter resembling the OG more closely. This year it seems, the “White/Cement” colorway will be appearing on the successor to the Jordan 88 Racer.