Air Jordan 10 Retro ‘Powder Blue’

Air Jordan 10 Retro ‘Powder Blue’

Air Jordan 10 Retro 'Powder Blue'

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It’s not often that we see an original Air Jordan colorway retroed for the first time these days, but that will be the case this weekend.

Originally released in 1994, the classic ‘Powder Blue’ Air Jordan 10 is back for the first time in 20 years. Inspired by Michael Jordan’s days as a member of the North Carolina Tar Heels, the shoe sports a white and black leather upper with powder blue accenting the inner lining and striped achievement outsole.

Sure to be one of the year’s hottest releases, these Jordan shoes will release here for $170 this Saturday, February 22. Follow @Eastbay on Twitter and @OfficialEastbay on Instagram for all release information and updates.

Air Jordan 10 Retro 'Powder Blue'

Air Jordan 10 Retro 'Powder Blue'

Air Jordan 10 Retro 'Powder Blue'

Air Jordan 10 Retro 'Powder Blue'

Air Jordan 10 Retro 'Powder Blue'

Air Jordan 10 Retro 'Powder Blue'

Air Jordan 10 Retro 'Powder Blue'

Air Jordan 10 Retro 'Powder Blue'

Air Jordan 10 Retro 'Powder Blue'

Family Affair: Air Jordan 10 Retro ‘Cool Grey’

Family Affair: Air Jordan 10 Retro ‘Cool Grey’

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This weekend, the Jordan Brand will introduce the Air Jordan 10 in an all-new colorway that looks like it could have been part of the original lineup.

The shoe’s upper is done in Cool Grey, a color that has become a staple in the Air Jordan line. Also a staple is infrared, a vibrant hue that accents this shoe on its striped achievement stamped outsole. Black finds a home on the tongue, eyestay, collar and midsole to help finish off this classic look.

These Jordan shoes will be available in men’s to toddler sizes this Saturday, January 25 at 8:00 a.m. EST / 7:00 a.m. CST. Follow @Eastbay on Twitter and @OfficialEastbay on Instagram for all release information and updates.

Available 1/25: Air Jordan 10 Retro ‘Cool Grey’

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Eastbay Memory Lane // Air Jordan 10 ‘Steel’ – Holiday 1994

Eastbay Memory Lane // Air Jordan 10 ‘Steel’ – Holiday 1994

words // Brandon Richard

This Saturday, the Air Jordan 10 will be back for another round in its original ‘Steel’ colorway. Launched in Fall 1994, the model was the second release following Michael Jordan’s decision to step away from the game of basketball to pursue a career in baseball.

To get ready for this anticipated release, today’s Eastbay Memory Lane takes us back to Holiday ’94, when the yet-to-be-released ‘Steel’ 10 was one of the shoes featured in the catalog. What you’ll notice is that the ‘Steels’ that originally released differ from the version that released in 2005 and the pair you’ll be able to pick up this weekend.

With MJ away from hoops, Tinker Hatfield took full control over the Air Jordan 10 design and Jordan reportedly wasn’t as involved with the process as he had been in years past. When the finish product hit the product line, there was an extra leather toe overlay that wouldn’t be seen on later pairs. That’s because Jordan preferred a clean toe and was no fan of the overlay on the 10. Subsequent colorways were cleaned up and the look remains the same on today’s retros.

Also on this page, a blurb about Jordan’s pal Charles Barkley and his Nike Air Max2 CB sneaker in three original colorways.

Were you still a fan of Jordan shoes when he stepped away from basketball. Did you own an original pair of ‘Steels’ with the toe overlay? Will you be copping the retro this weekend? Share your memories with us below.

Eastbay Memory Lane // Air Jordan 10 'Steel' - Holiday 1994

Air Jordan 10 Retro – ‘Steel’

Air Jordan 10 Retro – ‘Steel’

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The year was 1994. For the second-straight season, the NBA’s greatest player was away fulfilling a lifelong dream of playing baseball. In a November ceremony, the Chicago Bulls retired Michael Jordan’s number ’23’ and erected The Spirit bronze sculpture outside the United Center. That same month, Nike moved forward with the launch of MJ’s newest signature shoe — the Air Jordan X.

With MJ gone from hoops, the launch ‘Steel’ colorway was inspired by the pro baseball team Jordan was attempting to make, the Chicago White Sox. The shoe featured a white leather upper, black leather along the collar and eyestay and steel grey hits on the fabric lace loops and a checkered print on the interior. Finishing off what many considered to be a fairly simple design was a very unique outsole, bearing alternating wavy rubber stripes etched with Jordan’s career accomplishments.

While the Air Jordan X figured to be another model Jordan would never wear on the court professionally, that all changed when he returned to the game in March of 1995. Since then, the model has become one of the more popular styles in the iconic series and will re-release this weekend in its original ‘Steel’ colorway.

One of the year’s most anticipated releases will officially go live this Saturday at 8:00 a.m. EST. While you wait, enjoyed a detailed look at these returning classic Jordan shoes below.

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