Everybody wants a fresh pair of Js. The problem, if you’re a woman, is that the sizing can be a little bit tricky when it comes to Jordan shoes. So let’s break it down.
A lot of women buy men’s Jordan shoes in OG colorways, but Jordan has also continued to expand their offerings specifically for women. While Jordan shoes don’t come in women’s sizes, the brand does offer extended girls’ sizing to accommodate women who want to buy these sneakers. Typically, girls’ sizes range from 3.5-7. Jordan girls’ sizes extend all the way up to size 9.5, which is the equivalent of a women’s size 11.
To convert your regular women’s size into a Jordan’s grade school girls’ size, simply subtract 1.5 from your normal shoe size. For example, if you wear a women’s size 8, then you would buy a Jordan shoe in a grade school girls’ size 6.5.
Check out the conversion chart below to conveniently find your size. Now that you know how the sizing works, go cop a new pair and rock those Jordans.
Jordan dipped into the archives and returned with the Jordan Fly ’89, a comfortable casual kick that’s inspired by one of Michael Jordan’s most iconic basketball shoes. When the Air Jordan 4 first released in 1989, it was the perfect mix of on-court performance and off-court style. Nearly 30 years later, the shoe is still a fan favorite.
To honor such a historic sneaker, Jordan has created the Jordan Fly ’89, which features the AJ 4’s unique wing lacing details and heel tab for a retro-inspired look. Jordan gave the shoe a sock-like upper and Lunarlon midsole cushioning to provide comfort with every step you take.
A retro look with modern comfort? That’s a slam dunk. The Jordan Fly ’89 is available 5/26 in multiple colorways. Stay tuned to Eastbay’s social channels for more information on upcoming releases.
Each week, we’ll break down the most popular upcoming shoe drops. We’ll give you the lowdown on the prices and sizes, break down the history of the shoe, and give you the scoop 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:
We’re getting treated to two Jordan Retro 11 Low releases this weekend. For the men, the Retro 11 Low is outfitted in a black, white, and silver colorway. The Retro 11 Low ‘Barons’ is a nod toward the minor league baseball team MJ played for back in the day. The ladies also get a Retro 11 release this weekend with the Retro 11 Low ‘Blue Moon.’ Men’s $174.99, Boys’ $129.99, Girls’ $129.99.
A trio of Nike Air Uptempo’s drop this weekend in a fresh all-white colorway that’s perfect for summertime stunting. The Nike Air More Uptempo, Nike Air Max Uptempo ’95, and Nike Air Max 2 Uptempo ’94 all drop on Friday with white-on-white colorways. We’ve seen a number of all-white shoes release recently, but if you’re a fan of the old school Uptempo look, then these releases are a summer must-have style. Nike Air More Uptempo $159.99, Nike Air Max Uptempo ’95 $149.99, Nike Air Max 2 Uptempo ’94 $139.99.
Nike is rolling out the red carpet for one of the most popular LeBron colorways. First seen in 2009, the ‘Red Carpet’ colorway became a fan favorite when LeBron wore it at Madison Square Garden. The LeBron 14 will feature the black-and-blue colorway and be released this Saturday. Pick up your pair of this premium take on Saturday. Men’s $174.99.
The AJ XXXI Low is releasing in a ‘Midnight Navy’ colorway this week, which is a subtle nod toward MJ’s college career. The AJ XXXI Low has proved to be a versatile shoe with top technology for on-court performance and a fresh look for off-court wear. This new colorway offers a classic tie-in to Jordan’s career, so snag a pair and hit a court near you. Men’s $159.99, Boys’ $119.99.
We’re first attracted to a shoe for many reasons. Maybe it’s the eye-catching design, the bright colors, or the sleek lines. We stay committed to that shoe because of how it makes us feel. There’s an undeniable chemistry there.
In keeping with the romantic spirit of Valentine’s Day, the Eastbay copywriters present Solemates, a love letter to each of our favorite kicks. Our collective advice to you: when you find a pair of shoes you truly love — your solemate — lace them tight and never let them go.
Let’s just say I’m very picky when it comes to choosing a pair of shoes. Call me crazy, but when I finally settle down with a pair, I become extremely loyal to that shoe. Some could say I almost become obsessed. When I’m looking for a new pair, they better be versatile, strong, and in it for the long haul. The minute I saw the adidas Alphabounce, I knew this shoe was destined to be a companion of my feet for a long time.
The cheetah print tongue and heel, the bounce cushioning that makes me feel like I’m walking on clouds, and the black and grey colorway that matches with anything — this shoe is the ideal match for me. For the past few months, I have worn these shoes to the gym, in a five-mile race, around the house, and even to work. Yet these shoes still look like they are brand new, something you’d be hard-pressed to find in my closet. Let’s just say you can bet I will be sporting these kicks for the foreseeable future, my friends.
I’ve never believed in love at first sight. That is, until I laid eyes on ASICS’ Comic Pack.
I first learned about these shoes roughly a year before they hit the market. Usually, this insider knowledge feels like a perk of the biz. This time, it meant a terrible test of patience. But as they say, distance makes the heart grow fonder.
A year later, when I finally lifted my pair out of the box, I felt the earth shift. My two worlds collided. Shoe lover, meet comic nerd. A truly dynamic duo.
As we jogged off into the sunset together, I realized that the ASICS GEL-Nimbus is more than just a pretty face. It’s a solemate and true running partner, softening the blows that pop up on this long road called life. They’re my perfect fit, and I’ve never felt so comfortable.
Our favorite date? Movie night. I lace these up for every superhero movie I attend, and it’s fair to say we’re quite the (super)power couple.
The Air Jordan 1 is where my sneaker obsession began, and nothing will ever compare to it in my opinion. The shoe changed the game forever and is so essential to today’s sneaker culture. The AJ 1’s history alone is enough to make any basketball fan fall in love, but on top of that, it’s just a super clean shoe that never goes out of style.
Other colorways might be more historically important, but my favorite is the AJ 1 ‘David Letterman.’ It was inspired by MJ’s appearance on David Letterman’s show, fresh of Jordan’s 63-point performance in the playoffs. The insole features a microphone graphic with the words “On Air’ to tie into the theme.
It is the perfect example of sports history and pop culture colliding, which is exactly what Michael Jordan, basketball, and sneaker culture has done ever since. I’ve ventured off to other Jordans and other brands, but I always come back to where it all began.
I want you all to meet my solemate, Stan. He’s been with me for only six short months, but I love him dearly. Stan was born in 1973, but age is just a number, and like fine wine, Stan gets better each year.
He fits me perfectly, which is why we were destined for each other. We both enjoy long walks to any destination I want to go (Stan always lets me go wherever my feet will take me). Stan also complements so many of my outfits, so we always look great together. His rose gold accents fit my personality to a T — shiny and bright. With his timeless style, I think we’ll be together for a very long time.
Jake: adidas NMD Runner
The adidas NMD Runners have been one of the hottest shoes for the last year or so now, so there are a lot of great colorways I could choose from. But if most of their colorways are a slam dunk, the all-white ones are a blindfolded, behind-the-back, jumping from the free throw line jam.
The stretch mesh upper keeps my feet cool and dry, the leather heel tab locks my foot into place, and the Boost cushioning turns my comfort up to 11. But let’s be honest, the best part about this shoe is that it just looks so clean! When I step outside in these during a hot summer day with the sun shining down, a chorus of angels will probably descend from the heavens to bless my every step.
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