As 2017 comes to an end, sneaker enthusiasts like me are starting to list out must-have sneakers for 2018. For this article, we start off with most, if not all, of the Air Jordans that will be coming out next year. they’re maybe a lot of releases this year, so we keep things simple by rounding up 10 of our top picks based on rumors and what we know.
Do note that this list may change, so stay tuned. For the meantime, here are our picks (in no particular order):
Air Jordan 1 OG “Shadow”
Last released in 2013, these classic Air Jordan 1s are making a comeback for 2018. They are rumored to have better quality compared to the 2013 model(which are actually one of the better Air Jordans I have in my collection), so I’ll most probably be getting a pair of these and do a comparison between the 2013 and the 2018 model. These are expected to drop in April 2018.
Air Jordan 1 OG “Bred Toe”
These are a combination of two classic colorways: The “Bred” and the “Black Toe”, and if you ask us, they actually look great. Should early photos be our basis, they will come in soft tumbled leather. They are said to drop in February 2018.
This pair makes use of the color blocking of the “Chicago” Air Jordan 1, swapping out the red for Game Royal, which is pretty nice especially if you love blue. Just like the “Bred Toe”, they will have a tumbled leather upper, and are rumored to arrive in February 2018.
Air Jordan 3 OG “Black Cement”
This iconic Air Jordan, best known as the one Michael Jordan wore during his MVP season in 1987-1988, have caused a lot of buzz when it was released in 2011. The 2018 model is expected to be more sought after, as this version swaps the Jumpman logo for the classic Nike Air logo, making it closer to the OG release back in 1988. These are expected to drop on February 17, 2018, during the NBA All-Star Weekend.
Air Jordan 3 “Mocha”
Originally released in 2001 as part of Jordan brand’s Lifestyle line, these Air Jordan 3s were initially slept on, but were later appreciated thanks to its subtle white and brown color motif. These are expected to drop in Summer 2018, or around July-August.
Air Jordan 9 “Bred”
While they are a new colorway, these Air Jordan 9s remind sneaker enthusiasts of the Player Exclusive pair wore by Quentin Richardson during his time with the LA Clippers. This pair is dressed in a mix of patent leather and full grain leather, along with a tonal black colorway with red accents. These will drop on March 10, 2018.
Air Jordan 10 “Dark Shadow”
Among one of the original colorways of the Air Jordan 10, these were last spotted in 2006 as part of the Countdown Pack. The 2018 pair, however, will stay faithful to the OG 1994 pair with a tonal black and grey upper, along with red accents. These are expected to drop in April 2018.
Air Jordan 11 Low “Cool Grey”
These originally pop out in 2013 as a sample pair, and they finally have a release date in 2018. Like their high-top brother that released in 2010, these will have a monochromatic grey upper, with a combination of patent leather and nubuck. These are expected to drop in April 2018.
Air Jordan 11 Low “Emerald”
Said to be an Easter release. These low-cut Air Jordan 11s have a full leather upper and an iridescent green patent leather. They are expected to drop on April 1, 2018.
Air Jordan 11 “Concord”
The most hyped pair in this list (next to the Air Jordan 3 OG “Black Cement”), the Air Jordan 11 “Concord” will finally be making a return after its last release in 2011. The upcoming pair will get the same Remastered treatment like the Space Jams in 2016, and the Win Like ’82 and ’96 packs in 2017. These will be part of Jordan brand’s Holiday 2018 release, which means we will be seeing them by October-November.
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