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.
FLIP FOR MORE
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 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:
JORDAN RETRO 4 ‘ALTERNATE MOTORSPORT’ – JUNE 17 AT 10 AM ET
Jordan Brand is once again paying tribute to Michael Jordan’s love of motorsports with the Retro 4 ‘Alternate Motorsport,’ which features a mostly black upper with white and blue accents. Earlier this year, Jordan dropped the ‘Motorsport’ colorway, which features a mostly white upper. The motorsport collection is inspired by MJ’s motorcycle racing team and his lifelong passion for the sport. Men’s $189.99, Grade School Boys’ $139.99.
NIKE FLYKNIT RACER – JUNE 16 AT 10 AM ET
The Nike Flyknit Racer drops this weekend in a fresh pearl pink, grey, and melon colorway that’s perfect for summer. Nike Flyknit construction delivers ideal structure and support to create a lightweight running shoe that looks as good as it feels. Take your runs to the next level and cross the finish line at record pace this summer. Men’s $149.99.
NIKE PG 1 ‘ELEMENTS’ – JUNE 16 AT 10 AM ET
The Nike PG 1 ‘Elements’ features an olive upper with a mix of mesh and shaggy suede material. A speckled midsole and orange accents on the tongue and upper eyelets complete the look. The PG 1 quickly became a fan favorite signature basketball shoe this season, and this colorway is perfect for on-court performance and off-court style. Men’s $109.99.
The newest Kyrie 3 colorway features a black upper with an iced outsole and multicolor traction pods for a sleek look that’s built to Irving’s exact specifications. Lace up in a pair of Kyrie 3’s and start putting your defenders on ice this summer. Men’s $119.99.
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 weekend:
JORDAN RETRO 4 ‘MOTORSPORT’ – MARCH 25 AT 10 AM ET
The wait for one of the hottest releases of the season is almost over. The Jordan Retro 4 ‘Motorsport’ will drop on Saturday. Inspired by Michael Jordan’s love of racing, this Retro 4 colorway was originally given only to members of MJ’s racing team. The Retro 4 is always a hot shoe, and this colorway is highly anticipated so don’t wait on these. Men’s $189.99, Grade School $139.99.
GIRLS’ JORDAN RETRO 6 ‘Pantone’ – MARCH 25 AT 10 AM ET
Once again, another Retro 6 is dropping as a women’s exclusive. The ‘Still Blue’ colorway features the classic North Carolina blue upper with a clean white outsole to complete the look. MJ won his first title in the Air Jordan 6, making it one of the most popular Jordans. The ‘Still Blue’ colorway will drop in grade school girls’ sizes only, but women can find a pair using our convenient sizing chart here. Grade School $139.99.
NIKE ‘TIME TO SHINE’ COLLECTION – MARCH 24 AT 10 AM ET
Nike is dropping the ‘Time to Shine’ collection just in time for college basketball’s biggest games! The LeBron 14, KD 9, and Kyrie 3 will all drop on Friday in new ‘Time to Shine’ colorways. Each shoe features an iridescent swoosh logo to tie into the ‘shining’ theme. LeBron 14 $174.99, KD 9 $149.99, Kyrie 3 $119.99.
ADIDAS HARDEN VOL. 1 – MARCH 25 AT 10 AM ET
The roll out of fresh new Harden Vol. 1 colorways continues this weekend. James Harden has been on a tear this year with 29 points, 11 assists, and eight rebounds per game. His new signature sneaker has also been on fire, with plenty of hot new colorways. Let us know what you think of the new ‘Cargo’ colorway in the comments section below. Men’s $139.99.
Your favorite Retros are back! Eastbay is restocking several popular Air Jordan Retros on 6/22. If you wear a larger size, you’re in luck. A large majority of this massive restock is available in size 15 and up, so act fast!
The Retro restock lineup includes:
Retro 1 High OG – ‘The David Lettermans’
Retro 1 High OG – ‘Powder Blue’
Retro 1 KO High OG – ‘Bred’
Retro 2 – ‘Wing It’
Retro 2 Low – ‘Gym Red’
Retro 4 – ‘Cement’
Retro 4 – ‘Laser’
Retro 4 – ‘Legend Blue’
Retro 4 – ‘Alternate 89 4s’
Retro 5 Low – ‘Fire Red’
Retro 5 Low – ‘Alternate 90’
Retro 6 – ‘Maroon’
Retro 6 – ‘Infrared’
Retro 10 – ‘Rio’
Retro 11 – ‘Legend Blue’
Retro 11 – ‘72-10’
Retro 11 – Low ‘Cherry’
Retro 11 – Low ‘Midnight Navy’
Retro 12 – ‘French Blue’
Retro 12 – ‘Flu Game’
Retro 13 – ‘Bred’
Retro 13 – ‘Reflective Silver’
Retro 14 – ‘Varsity Royal’
Retro 20 – ‘Laser’
Brazil Pack – Multi-color
These Jordan shoes will be available on 6/22. Follow @Eastbay on Twitter and @OfficialEastbay on Instagram for release information.