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.
Jordan Brand still has plenty of time to surprise their loyal fans this year by the time 2016 comes to an end, but they should also be prepared for what is to come next year. That include return of the Air Jordan 15 Retro, particularly its “Stealth Black / Varsity Red” colorway, which is slated to make its comeback after 8 years. However, the jordan releases 2017 version will nothing like the previous two re-releases from the 2007 Jordan Flight Club drop and the 2008 Countdown Pack. Instead, it will be a true retro and closest to sneaker that Tinker Hatfield had originally designed.
The Air Jordan 15 Retro “Stealth Black / Varsity Red” had originally made its debut back on November 12, 1999 and its retail price back then had been $150. The uppers of the 1999 retro predominantly consisted of black colored full grain leather, while their top halves were made up of woven material. A vertical red strip was featured over the heel counters, running downwards. Since Michael Jordan was known for sticking the tongues of his sneaker out when performing on the court, Tinker had designed the Air Jordan 15’s tongues accordingly.
As for the inspiration behind the sneaker itself, NASA’s X-15 Fighter Jet from 1950 was the primary source and the silhouette does somewhat appear as if it is something high-tech. Other noteworthy features of this model include its hidden lace system, one-piece dynamic fit sleeve and its Zoom Air insoles. The sneaker is also equipped with injected TPR external heel counters, which enhance the support its offers. Finally, this sneaker is also equipped with two-piece outsoles that feature extended wraps and rubber herringbone pods, which improve traction.
So far, there are not many details but it is very likely that the Air Jordan 15 is indeed returning next year and it will resemble the OG more accurately than its predecessors. While Jordanheads should think of it as rumor for now, but Air Jordan 15 Retro “Stealth Black / Varsity Red” hit the shelves once again in 2017.
Air Jordan 15 Retro “Stealth”
Stealth Black/Varsity Red
Release Date: Spring,2017