Jordans have had a funny year, with some of its releases flying off the shelves instantly, whilst others which once upon a time would have sold out have sat for months before making there way to outlets. 2018 seems to suggest that Jordans will be limited once more which JB hopes will help them re-take second spot in market share. Of course scattered throughout this funny year Jordan Brand dropped some fire creps. Have a look at The Best 5 below.
Jordan 1 x Virgil Abloh –
Love or hate this model the fact that Jordan Brand allowed Virgil to rip apart and rebuild the Jordan 1 to make something so iconic even more so was remarkable. There is stiff debate on which of Virgil’s ten collection is best but the Jordan 1 is an obvious highlight.
Jordan 4 x Kaws –
Could Streetwear have asked for a greater collaboration if they tried? Esteemed Graffiti artist Brian Donnelly AKA Kaws released not one but two Jordan 4s this year which took quality to a new level. Whilst we prefer the grey pair it would be hard to say no to the black pair.
Jordan 1 Royal –
One of the most iconic colourways of the Jordan 1 dropped this year in the form of the Royals. Last released in 2013 this variant got Jordan brands remastered initiative behind it. This meant this royal had better quality leather and a higher cut to match the OG model.
Air Jordan 6 Gatorade –
“Be Like Mike” is how Jordan brand chose to market the Gatorade collection which saw a range of popular silhouettes release in various Gatorade colourways. These green 6s’ are easily the best of the bunch as well as the easiest to wear and they are inspired by the squeezy bottles provided to athletes.
Air Jordan 2 x Don C Arctic Orange – A trainer that’s release feels as though it was forgotten despite the fact that it was the most widely available Don C Jordan 2 dropping in a full family size run. The Arctic Orange (Pink) really pops on this colourway which also helps to show off the premium quality of the model.
Words – Martin Viashima @MartinViashima