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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12.14 Release Report: New Yeezy + Jordan Retro 6 ‘Like Mike’ Shoes Headline This Weekend

12.14 Release Report: New Yeezy + Jordan Retro 6 ‘Like Mike’ Shoes Headline 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:

 

ADIDAS ORIGINALS YEEZY BOOST 350 ‘BLUE TINT’ – DEC. 16 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.

9.22 RELEASE REPORT: THE AJ 32S ARE FINALLY HERE + 2 NEW AJ RETROS

9.22 RELEASE REPORT: THE AJ 32S ARE FINALLY HERE + 2 NEW AJ RETROS

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 AJ XXXII MID ‘ROSSO CORSA’ – SEPT. 23 AT 10 AM ET

AJ 32 9.22 Blog

MJ’s 32nd signature shoe is finally ready for its day in the sun, and the ‘Rosso Corsa’ is the perfect colorway to start things off. Its nickname comes from the popular shade of red that adorns many of Italy’s fastest race cars, but the similarities between the shoes and the car don’t end with the paint job. From its Flyknit construction to its Flightspeed technology and even the launch button in the sockliner, these shoes are truly in a class of their own when it comes to performance and style — just like the sports cars themselves. Men’s $184.99.

JORDAN RETRO 11 LOW IE ‘FIRE RED’ – SEPT. 23 AT 10 AM ET

Retro 11 9.22

In 1996, Mike debuted a special player-exclusive colorway of his AJ 11 Lows that had sneakerheads clamoring for their own pair. Well, it may have taken over two decades, but those dreams have finally become reality. These retros feature a white leather upper with gym red overlays for a classic look that somehow always stays in style. Men’s $169.99.

JORDAN GIRLS’ RETRO 6 LOW ‘SUN BLUSH’ – SEPT. 23 AT 10 AM ET

Retro 6 9.22

Made exclusively for girls, the new Retro 6 ‘Sun Blush’ is another head-turner from Jordan Brand. A black textured-leather upper gives this low-top shoe a smooth look and helps draw attention to the bright pink, translucent outsole and chrome lacelock. This is sure to be a key piece of your wardrobe all season long. Girls’ $119.99.

NIKE AIR MORE UPTEMPO ‘KNICKS’ –  SEPT. 23 AT 10 AM ET

NIKE AIR MORE UPTEMPO ‘BARELY GREEN’ – SEPT. 23 AT 10 AM ET

Air More Uptempo

The shoe made famous by basketball legend Scottie Pippen pays homage to one of Chicago’s oldest and most-heated rivalries. The ‘90s were full of incredible NY v. Chi-Town games, and some of the battles between ‘Pip and NY C Patrick Ewing will be talked about for generations to come. The classic NY orange-blue-white colors make up the shoe and Ewing’s now-retired #33 graces the heel — a perfect way to pay tribute to the mightiest of foes.

And ladies, we’ve got a special treat for you — the first-ever women’s specific Uptempo colorway. The ‘Barely Green’ is a fresh take on a classic shoe and is as stylish and comfortable as it gets. ‘Knicks’: Men’s $159.99Boys’ Grade School $129.99. ‘Barely Green’: Women’s $159.99.

 

7.6 RELEASE REPORT:  GIRLS’ RETRO 6, AJ XXXI, AND A NEW HARDEN!

7.6 RELEASE REPORT: GIRLS’ RETRO 6, AJ XXXI, AND A NEW HARDEN!

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:

GIRLS’ JORDAN RETRO 6 LOW ‘MINT FOAM’ – JULY 8 AT 10 AM ET

GIRLS’ JORDAN RETRO 6 LOW ‘MINT FOAM’

The girls’ Jordan Retro 6 Low ‘Mint Foam’ is easily one of this weekend’s freshest releases. This girls’ exclusive shoe features an anthracite upper with mint foam and metallic gold accents for a street-worthy look, while the Retro 6 Low silhouette provides an iconic summer vibe. Girls’ $119.99.

AJ XXXI LOW ‘QUAI 54’ – JULY 8 AT 10 AM ET

Jordan XXXI Low ‘QUAI 54’

The AJ XXXI will get outfitted in the classic ‘Quai 54’ colorway this weekend. Nike and Jordan have released special-edition Quai 54 colorways before for various sneakers, inspired by the Quai 54 streetball tournament held annually in Paris. The AJ XXXI version comes in a classic black-and-white colorway with France-inspired red-and-blue accents on the tongue and heel. Men’s $159.99.

ADIDAS HARDEN VOL. 1 ‘CACTUS’ – JULY 8 AT 10 AM ET

ADIDAS HARDEN VOL. 1 ‘CACTUS’

James Harden’s unique sense of style is no secret, but the Harden Vol. 1 ‘Cactus’ is definitely on another level. The shoe features blue-and-orange accent colors and a cactus print on the inside of the shoe. The result? A funky summer vibe that’s sure to make you stand out, on and off the court. Men’s $139.99.