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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9.29 RELEASE REPORT: JORDAN RETRO 5 ‘BLUE SUEDE’ DROPS THIS WEEKEND

9.29 RELEASE REPORT: JORDAN RETRO 5 ‘BLUE SUEDE’ DROPS THIS WEEKEND

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 ‘BLUE SUEDE’ – SEPT. 30 AT 10 AM ET

9.29 Jordan Retro 5

The Air Jordan line has always been focused on flight. The iconic AJ 5 took that idea to the next level by taking inspiration from WWII fighter plans to create the shoe’s distinct design lines. Jordan continued that theme with the classic flight suits from that same era, and that’s where the Retro 5 ‘Blue Suede’ colorway comes from. The newest Retro 5 connects Jordan’s focus on flight with a historic apparel piece to deliver a style that truly stands out. Men’s $189.99, Grade School $139.99.

NIKE BASKETBALL RELEASES – SEPT. 30 AT 10 AM ET

9.29 Nike Basketball

Nike Basketball is dropping some serious heat as basketball season approaches. This week brings new releases from some of Nike’s biggest superstars. We’ll see a KD X, PG 1, and Kyrie 3 releasing on Saturday in brand new colorways. It’s not just about a fresh look, though. Each one of these shoes is built for basketball performance with top technology that’ll help you take your game to new heights this season. KD X $149.99, Kyrie 3 $119.99, PG 1 $109.99.

CONVERSE CHUCK SE NBA FRANCHISE HIGH – SEPT. 29 AT 10 AM ET

9.29 Converse Chuck

Nike isn’t the only brand prepping for basketball season. Converse is getting in on the fun by dropping new Chucks in team colorways. What better way to rep your team this season than with a fresh pair of Chucks? The following teams will be available in men’s sizes: Chicago, New York, Cleveland, Boston, Houston, Oklahoma City, San Antonio, Golden State, Philadelphia, Toronto, Los Angeles (both LA teams), and Miami. Men’s $89.99, Grade School $59.99.

9.15 RELEASE REPORT: MULTIPLE NEW JORDAN RETROS DROP THIS WEEKEND

9.15 RELEASE REPORT: MULTIPLE NEW JORDAN RETROS DROP THIS WEEKEND

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:

NIKE REACT HYPERDUNK 2017 FLYKNIT – SEPT. 15 AT 10 AM ET

NIKE REACT HYPERDUNK 2017 FLYKNIT

The latest colorway of the Nike REACT Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit is finally here and this time around, they’re bringing the blue. The heathered royal blue and grey Flyknit upper adds more flash to the line than previous models. It’s sure to turn heads, but what really separates this shoe is its on-court performance. Its REACT foam midsole is the next step forward in responsive energy return. Looking for a different colorway of the new Hyperdunks? We’ve got you covered. Men’s $159.99.

WATCH: See What Kick Genius Had To Say About The Hyperdunk 2017s.

JORDAN RETRO 8 ‘CEMENT’ – SEPT. 16 AT 10 AM ET

JORDAN RETRO 8 ‘CEMENT’

Jordan lovers are in for a treat with the Jordan Retro 8 ‘Cement.’ For a fresh take on the 8s, Jordan has been dropping new colorways that take inspiration from legendary designs from other AJ Retros. On this one, the black suede and leather upper combine with cement grey and gym red accents for a callback to the classic Air Jordan Retro 4 ‘Cement.’ It’s sure to be a go-to for sneakerheads everywhere — and personally, may be our favorite mash-up — so grab them before they’re gone. Men’s $189.99, Grade School $139.99.

GIRLS’ JORDAN RETRO 5 – SEPT. 16 AT 10 AM ET

GIRLS’ JORDAN RETRO 5

GIRLS’ JORDAN AJ 1 HIGH PREMIUM – SEPT. 16 AT 10 AM ET

GIRLS’ JORDAN AJ 1 HIGH PREMIUM

Female Jordan fans have a couple of great choices this weekend with the latest from the Jumpman’s Heiress Collection. These shoes’ premium style and comfort are reflected in their metallic-themed designs. The 5s have a woodland camouflage pattern along the upper and a white outsole, while the 1s feature a gold swoosh along their black upper. Either one is like a trophy for your feet and is the perfect way to bring your look into a class of its own. Girls’ Retro 5 $159.99. Girls’ AJ 1 $139.99.

NIKE PG 1 – SEPT. 16 AT 10 AM ET

PG 1 Royal

It’s not quite OKC blue, but the Nike PG 1 is ideal if you want to get hyped for Paul George’s debut with his new squad. The royal blue upper works with the speckled midsole to create a smooth, clean look. It’s just what you need to cheer him on this season or if you want to do some hooping of your own. Men’s $109.99.

8.31 RELEASE REPORT: JORDAN RETRO 5 ‘TAKE FLIGHT’ DROPS THIS WEEKEND

8.31 RELEASE REPORT: JORDAN RETRO 5 ‘TAKE FLIGHT’ DROPS THIS WEEKEND

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

8.31 Womens Retro 5

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

8.31 Kobe Blog

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

8.31 KD Blog

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

8.31 Kyrie 3 Blog

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.

8.4 RELEASE REPORT: JORDAN RETRO 5 ‘CEMENT’ DROPS THIS WEEKEND

8.4 RELEASE REPORT: JORDAN RETRO 5 ‘CEMENT’ DROPS THIS WEEKEND

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 ‘CEMENT’ – AUGUST 5 AT 10 AM ET

Jordan Retro 5 'Cement'

Remember the iconic AJ 4 ‘Cement’ that Buggin’ Out, a character from Spike Lee’s classic Film “Do The Right Thing,” made famous when he used a toothbrush to clean his Js? Jordan Brand took inspiration from that historic colorway on another classic Retro shoe. The Jordan Retro 5 ‘White Cement’ was originally thought to be a custom, but it will officially release this weekend. Two classics combined? That’s a must-have for your rotation. Men’s $189.99, Grade School $139.99.

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