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Air Jordan 1 'University Blue'
Air Jordan 1 'University Blue'
Air Jordan 1 'University Blue'

Jordan Brand Reveal Spring 2021 Retro Releases
Release: 24 February 2021

In the sneaker world, nothing hits quite like a seasonal Jordan Brand smorgasbord! The Jumpman has revealed a stunning array of new colourways as part of the Spring 2021 lineup, officially confirming three new women's exclusives, the much talked about Air Jordan 1 'University Blue', and an assortment of iconic silhouettes.

Peep the entire retro collection below.

Air Jordan 13 'Starfish'
Air Jordan I 'Volt Gold'
Women’s Air Jordan 4 'Starfish'
Air Jordan 9 'University Gold'
Women’s Air Jordan I 'Silver Toe'
Air Jordan I 'University Blue'
Air Jordan 5 'Anthracite'
Air Jordan III 'Cool Grey'
Air Jordan 4 'University Blue'
Air Jordan 5 'Stealth 2.0'
Women’s Air Jordan 9 'Cactus Flower'

Air Jordan 13 'Starfish'
Incorporating classic 'Starfish Orange' – a colour rooted in recent Jordan Brand history – this take on the Air Jordan 13 sits an OG genuine quilted leather upper atop the familiar panther paw-like outsole. Complete with the holographic cat's eye along with a carbon fibre shank plate, this retro comes with OG packaging and releases in full family sizing.

Air Jordan 1 'Volt Gold'
This new take on the classic Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG takes inspiration from various design cues used in previous Air Jordan 1 models. Foldable eyelet-flaps, exposed foam on the tongue with a reversed tongue tag, and tri-tonal colour-blocking of 'Volt', 'University Gold' and 'Sail' simultaneously pay homage to iterations of the past while creating a new execution of the model.

Women's Air Jordan 4 'Starfish'
Another women's exclusive, inspiration from space exploration showcases the strength and beauty of the technical materials used in spacesuits across this Air Jordan 4. The upper is made of a black and 'Starfish Orange' metallic mesh, and is complemented by matte TPU heel tabs and wings. Black mesh netting on the quarter panel and tongue bottom lead up to a raw-edge construction on the tongue upper exposing the foam material underneath. Hits of orange on the toe and heel of the rubber outsole complete the look.

Air Jordan 9 'University Gold'
Taking a more subtle approach to the Air Jordan 9, this rendition pairs subdued tones of black and charcoal on genuine nubuck leather with pops of 'University Gold' throughout the sockliner and branding on the midsole, tongue and heel. The model maintains an OG construction and is available in a full family offering.

Women's Air Jordan 1 'Silver Toe'
This women's release offers a twist on the Air Jordan 1 'Gold Toe', switching out the patent gold from that model for 'crinkle' silver – inspired by space innovation and the future of flight. The shoe's colour-blocking balances genuine black leather overlays on the toe, tongue and collar, a white quarter panel and midsole, and crinkle silver details on the ankle, heel, and toe box. This model comes in extended sizing (women's 5 up to women's 16.5/ men's 3.5 up to men's 15).

Air Jordan 1 'University Blue'
Familiar colours applied with a fresh colour-blocking scheme characterise this Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG. The shoe brings genuine 'University Blue' leather to the ankle, heel, toe and outsole, black on the Swoosh and collar, and contrasts it with a white quarter panel, midsole, tongue, and toe box. A black Wings logo with 'University Blue' branding on the tongue finish off the model's clean and classic detailing.

Air Jordan 5 'Anthracite'
Celebrating the iconic textural elements of the Air Jordan 5 in new places, this reconstructed and reconfigured iteration sees the OG reflective material typically found on the tongue upper now on the quarter panel and tongue bottom. This instalment, releasing in men’s and grade school sizing, mixes suede leather, textiles and translucence in new ways, while also maintaining OG details like the hallmark '23' branding on the heel and splatter finish on the midsole.

Air Jordan 3 'Cool Grey'
Re-releasing for the first time since 2007, this Air Jordan 3 retro returns with true-to-form colouring and upgraded materials. With hits of 'Sport Red' and 'Orange Peel' on the tongue, eyelets, Air bag, and heel tab, the upgraded construction features a genuine leather upper, matte-finished midsole, and elephant print overlays on the forefoot and heel. This retro arrives in a full family offering.

Air Jordan 4 'University Blue'
With 'University Blue' on the genuine suede leather upper, this new rendition of the Air Jordan 4 combines premium materials with a classic Jumpman colour scheme. The shoe’s construction features OG mesh netting on the quarter panel and tongue bottom with recognisable cement splatter on the midsole, heel tabs and wings, and is completed by a woven jock tag on the tongue. This model comes in new packaging and is available in men's and grade school sizing.

Air Jordan 5 'Stealth 2.0'
An evolution of the Air Jordan 5 'Stealth', which originally released in 2006, this model puts a fresh twist on the familiar colourway. An all-white genuine leather upper with the OG silver reflective tongue are accented by black on the midsole with a blue splatter finish and blue on the lace toggle and sockliner. The shoe, which comes with new packaging, releases in full family sizing.

Women's Air Jordan 9 'Cactus Flower'
This exclusive model marks the first time Jordan Brand have introduced the Air Jordan 9 to their women's line. The Air Jordan 9, which was originally released during MJ's first retirement from basketball, tells an international story that uses its outsoles as the canvas. Through distinct global graphics, and words in different languages, the shoe illustrates MJ's impact and influence around the world. That sentiment lives on today, evidenced in this women's-exclusive model which features the phrase 'Change the World' on the heel loop. The shoe also employs unique colour schemes on both shoes, using vegetable-tanned materials and natural plant-based dyes.

Models from the Jordan Brand Spring 2021 Retro Collection will be available from January 2021 via SNKRS.

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