The Best Jordan Brand Releases to Jumpstart 2021: Part 1

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It looks like there’s going to be plenty of high-octane Jordan silhouettes taking flight from the Jumpman hangar in 2021. Headlined by upcoming releases like the ultra-hyped Air Jordan 6 ‘Carmine’, and the recent Air Jordan 5 Anthracite’, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to Air Jordan. Lucky for you, we’ve rounded-up the releases you can’t miss.

Strap in and take flight, these are the best Jordan releases to kickstart your 2021.

Air Jordan 6 Carmine

Air Jordan 6 ‘Carmine’

Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, the Air Jordan 6 ‘Carmine’ is an undisputed icon. Earmarked as one of our 6 sneakers you need in your 2021 rotation, the ‘Carmine’ is among the AJ6’s OG colourways, and launched into legend status by being on Michael Jordan’s feet as he forged a path towards his first NBA ring. Put simply, this is a must-buy for any self-respecting Jordan-head.


Air Jordan 1 ‘Silver Toe’

Featuring as part of the Jordan Brand’s extensive women’s lineup for 2021, the Air Jordan 1 WMNS ‘Silver Toe’ is finally scheduled to land this month. A twist on the classic ‘Gold Toe’ colourway, the crinkled ‘Silver Toe’ is inspired by space travel and ‘the future of flight’. The ,‘Silver Toe’ lands on February 20.

Air Jordan 1 Neutral Grey

Air Jordan 1 ‘Neutral Grey’

After months of rumours, the Air Jordan 1 ‘Neutral Grey’ was officially revealed in January. Using the OG Hi ’85 silhouette for this release, the ‘Neutral Grey’ features a dual-material upper in mostly white leather, as grey suede reaches the collar’s tongue tag and Swoosh. A matching white midsole and outsole complete the look, alongside the classic Wings logo. The best part? A throwback tag.


Air Jordan 9 ‘University Gold’

First released in 1993, the Air Jordan 9 is notorious for being the first Air Jordan signature not to be worn in a game by MJ himself. This anomaly was due to the fact the GOAT was in the midst of his first NBA retirement – trying to pave his way in the game of baseball, instead of dominating the hardwood.

air jordan 5 anthracite

Air Jordan 5 Anthracite

The Air Jordan 5 is still a bad, bad boy. Hitting shelves earlier this month, the Anthracite has been making noise since leaks first surfaced way back in June last year. The combo is made up of Anthracite/Clear Black/Wolf Grey and is constructed in a mix of suede and dyed black textiles. The most noteworthy part of this AJ5 is the reflective material that has been moved from the upper tongue to the bottom tongue and quarter panel.

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