2.21 Release Report: Jordan Retro 1 ‘Re2pect’, Girls’ Retro 13, And Two New Signatures

2.21 Release Report: Jordan Retro 1 ‘Re2pect’, Girls’ Retro 13, And Two New Signatures

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 1 HI FLYKNIT ‘RE2PECT’ – FEB. 23 AT 10 AM ET

2.21 Jordan Retro 1 'Re2pect'

Derek Jeter may have retired, but his impact in the sports world will be felt for decades to come. His prescence in the sneaker game is staying strong, too, thanks to these special Retro 1 Flyknit kicks. As part of Jordan’s ongoing ‘Re2pect’ campaign, this modern take on the timeless shoe features a navy and cream colorway inspired by his New York team and gold trim along the Wings logo and tongue tag. Jeter’s ‘The Captain’ nickname can be seen through the blue translucent outsole. It’s a look that is truly fit for one of the greatest athletes of all time. Men’s $180.00

GIRLS’ JORDAN RETRO 13 – FEB. 24 AT 10 AM ET

2.21 Girls Jordan Retro 13

From its gum rubber outsole to its black suede overlay to its white leather base, this Jordan Retro 13 is a treat built exclusively for female Jordan fans. This simple color scheme gives the shoe a classy, luxurious look which is topped off with gold accents along the tongue logo. It’s clean, it’s cool, and it’s certain to be in your sneaker rotation for a long time. Girls’ $140.00.

JORDAN WHY NOT ZERO. 1 – FEB. 25 AT 10 AM ET

2.21 Jordan Why Not

Take a quick look at the latest colorway of Russell Westbrook’s signature Why Not shoes and you might assume that the inspiration comes from the team he leads in OKC. But this also pays homage to Russ’ past and the hard work that helped him get to where he is today. His father would put him through challenging practice sessions, spending late night after late night on his jump shot. Those long hours have obviously paid off and helped make him into the superstar that he is today. Men’s $125.00. Boys’ $95.00.

NIKE PG 2 – FEB. 24 AT 10 AM ET

2.21 Nike PG 2

Westbrook isn’t the only one in Oklahoma City with his own signature shoe — Paul George has his own line with Nike as well. The PG 1s were a big hit and if the early reviews are any indication, Nike struck gold with the PG 2s as well. You can try out the forward’s latest model for yourself with this new colorway that is dropping this Saturday. His new team’s navy and orange colors are featured throughout and also serve as a great way to highlight all of the shoe’s new features. What’s your favorite part – the Flywire cables in the forefoot, the upgraded Zoom unit, the all-new dynamic wings? Let us know in the comments and make sure to pick up your own pair. Men’s $110.00. Boys’ $90.00.

A Look Back: Jordan Brand January ’98

A Look Back: Jordan Brand January ’98

1998 was a pivotal year for Michael Jordan, the world’s greatest basketball player of all time. The ’97-’98 season would be his final one as a Chicago Bull. He won his sixth and final championship that year over the Utah Jazz and was the League, All-Star, and Finals MVP. While all that was going on, Nike was busy establishing the foundation for Jordan’s next steps after his inevitable second retirement. This involved creating a distinct differentiation between Jordan Brand and Nike.

As a sub-brand of Nike, Jordan Brand’s aim was to be as pure, unique and authentic as Michael himself. The brand would use the Jumpman logo exclusively and made its official retail debut late in 1997. “I have been involved in the design of everything I have worn from Nike since we began our relationship in 1984. The launch of the Jordan Brand is simply an extension of that process,” said Jordan in a 1997 press release. “It is an exciting and challenging opportunity to express myself and connect with the next generation of players. I look forward to being involved in every step of this new venture.”

Your Jordan Retro Destination Since 1985

Your Jordan Retro Destination Since 1985

Jordan Retro Vault Story

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.

Jordan Retro Image 1

 


 

November of 1994 saw the debut of the soon-to-be-legendary Air Jordan 10.

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12.20 Release Report: Jordan Retro 13 ‘Altitude’ Shoes Are Here As Well As The Nike Kyrie 4!

12.20 Release Report: Jordan Retro 13 ‘Altitude’ Shoes Are Here As Well As The Nike Kyrie 4!

JORDAN RETRO 13 ‘ALTITUDE’ – DEC. 21 AT 10 AM ET

12.25 Jordan Retro 13

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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

12.25 Nike Kyrie 4

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

11.29 Release Report: We’ve Got Three … That’s Right, Three … New Jordans Dropping This Week

11.29 Release Report: We’ve Got Three … That’s Right, Three … New Jordans Dropping This Week

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 6 ‘UNIVERSITY BLUE’ – DEC. 2 AT 10 AM ET

11.29 AJ 6 Featured

Jordan has been paying tribute to MJ’s alma mater quite a bit this year, and it makes sense — it’s where His Airness’ legend was born. Plus, Carolina’s University Blue color always winds up looking fresh on a sneaker. This time around, it’s the Retro 6s that head back to college. A black nubuck upper is highlighted by University Blue accents along the tongue, heel, and midsole for a brand-new take on a classic retro style. Men’s $189.99. Boys’ $139.99.

JORDAN AJ XXXII LOW ‘WIN LIKE ‘96’ – DEC. 2 AT 10 AM ET

11.29 XXXII Blog

One of those previous callbacks to MJ’s college years was on Nov. 4, when Jordan dropped the AJ XXXII ‘Win Like ‘82’s. They paid homage to Mike’s legendary 1982 college season that culminated in a national championship. So, to follow up that release, they are dropping the ‘Win Like ‘96’s. They are obviously inspired by one of the greatest seasons in basketball history, MJ’s title-winning 1996 season with Chicago. Chicago’s signature red and black colors are the feature here, as well as an icy, translucent outsole that helps complete the look. Men’s $159.99. Boys’ $119.99.

GIRLS’ JORDAN RETRO 13 ‘ITALY BLUE’ – DEC. 2 AT 10 AM ET

11.29 13 Blog

To cap things off for this weekend’s releases, we have another fresh girls’ exclusive Jordan colorway. Influenced by MJ’s love for Italy, these Retro 13s have a smooth white leather upper, a wolf grey toe, and blue suede overlays along the heel and midsole. It’s a bold look, sure to turn plenty of heads, and it’s just what you need to upgrade your sneaker rotation. Girls’ $139.99.