The Air Jordan line turned the basketball world upside down when it debuted in 1985. Over 30 years later, Jordans continue to be some of the world’s most sought-after shoes, delivering the perfect combination of innovative performance and street-worthy style.
Eastbay has been there every step of the way, from the introduction of the iconic AJ 1 to the hottest Jordans being released today. We combed through our archives, finding classic AJs that were showcased in the Eastbay magazine throughout the years. Eastbay has been your Jordan Retro Destination since 1985, when the AJ 1 graced our cover.
Check out some of our throwback magazines that featured famous Jordans and click here to see our huge selection of Retros available now.
A Look Back
1985 was the first time Air Jordans appeared in our catalog, thanks to the Retro 1 on this cover.
November of 1994 saw the debut of the soon-to-be-legendary Air Jordan 10.
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JORDAN RETRO 13 ‘ALTITUDE’ – DEC. 21 AT 10 AM ET
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Eastbay has been your home for the hottest Jordan Retros for decades now, and an instant classic is returning with the Jordan Retro 13 ‘Altitude.’ Jordan first dropped these in 2005 and it was one of the first non-OG colors to make some serious waves. It’s easy to see why thanks to its sick black and green look. With an all-leather upper, textured overlay along the sides and heels, and that bold green rubber outsole, it’s just what you need to take your sneaker game to new heights. Men’s $189.99. Boys’ $139.99.
NIKE KYRIE 4 – DEC. 20 AT 10 AM ET
Check that record — another year, another team that Kyrie is helping lead to the top of the standings. And as he helps his team excel, he’ll be lacing up in some all-new fire with the debut of his fourth signature shoe. Fans of the previous Kyries have plenty to love with the latest kick on campus. It has a teeth-like design along the midsole that was also on the 1s and a tongue and lacing system that will remind many of the 3s. By taking the best of Kyrie’s past signatures and adding in some modern features, this is sure to be another game-changing, on- and off-court basketball shoe. Men’s $120.00. Boys’ $100.00.
NIKE AIR MORE UPTEMPO ‘CITY’ – DEC. 20 AT 10 AM ET
Each week, we’ll showcase the most popular upcoming shoe drops. We’ll give you the lowdown on the prices and sizes, break down the history of each shoe, and fill you in on the newest tech features. Check back every week for the hottest shoe drops. If it’s hyped, it’s here. You can check out the full list of releases on Eastbay’s Release Calendar. Here’s what you have to look forward to this week:
JORDAN RETRO 5 ‘TAKE FLIGHT’ – SEPT. 2 AT 10 AM ET
The iconic Jordan Retro 5 takes design inspiration from WWII fight planes, and the all-new ‘Take Flight’ colorway plays into that theme perfectly. The Retro 5 ‘Take Flight’ is armed with a military shade of green and a reflective camo print on the heel and tongue, as well as the classic ‘Shark Teeth’ design and an iced outsole. Men’s $189.99, Grade School $139.99.
GIRLS’ JORDAN RETRO 5 ‘SUNBLUSH’ – SEPT. 2 AT 10 AM ET
Jordan Brand is also dropping a fresh Retro 5 colorway just for the ladies. The women’s-exclusive ‘Sunblush’ colorway features a classic white-and-black upper, and offers pink accents on the tongue and the ‘Shark Teeth’ for a pop of color. The iced outsole completes a look that will have guys wishing they could squeeze into girls’ sizes. Girls’ $139.99.
NIKE KOBE A.D. ‘RISE – SEPT. 2 AT 10 AM ET
Following the release of five monochromatic ‘Mamba Mentality’ colorways, Nike is dropping the Kobe A.D. ‘Rise’ colorway this weekend. The fresh look features a dark blue obsidian color with yellow midsole that resembles a rising sun. Let us know what you think of this new Kobe colorway in the comments below. Men’s $149.99.
NIKE KD X ‘RED VELVET’ – SEPT. 1 AT 10 AM ET
KD’s jumper is smooth as velvet, so dropping the KD X in a ‘Red Velvet’ colorway was the perfect way for Nike to celebrate KD’s first championship and the sweet taste of victory. The KD X ‘Red Velvet’ comes with a mouth-watering red and black colorway with a white speckled midsole finishing off the look. The KD X is focused on top-tier performance on the court, and a colorway that looks this good is definitely icing on the cake. Men’s $149.99. Grade School $124.99.
NIKE KYRIE 3 ‘KYRACHE LIGHT’ – SEPT. 1 AT 1O AM ET
Last year, Nike dropped a Kyrie 2 colorway inspired by the original Nike Air Flight Huarache, and now the Swoosh is back with a similar theme. The Kyrie 3 ‘Kyrache Light’ takes inspiration from 1993’s Air Huarache Light with a mix of black, red, purple, and teal colors. Old school Nike fans and Kyrie Irving fans should all be hyped for this fresh release. Men’s $119.99, Grade School $99.99.