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.
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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:
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.
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JORDAN RETRO 8 ‘CEMENT’ – SEPT. 16 AT 10 AM ET
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 AJ 1 HIGH PREMIUM – SEPT. 16 AT 10 AM ET
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
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.
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 releases. 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 12 LOW ‘PLAYOFFS’ – FEBRUARY 25 AT 10 AM ET
Outfitted in the classic ‘Playoffs’ colorway, the Jordan Retro 12 returns this weekend in low-top form. It features a black upper with a white overlay and outsole for a clean look. A red Jumpman logo on the tongue and a red “23” on the heel complete the look. If you love the Retro 12 look but have been waiting for a low-top, here’s your chance. Men’s $169.99, Grade School $129.99.
JORDAN RETRO 8 ‘ALTERNATE’ – FEBRUARY 25 AT 10 AM ET
Jordan’s ‘Alternate’ collection digs into the archive for colorways that were created back in the day, but never actually made it to the production stage. The newest addition is the Retro 8 ‘Alternate’ which will be released in a new white, black, and red colorway this weekend. Let us know what you think about the ‘Alternate’ addition in the comments section! Men’s $189.99, Grade School $139.99.
ADIDAS ORIGINALS NMD RUNNER – FEBRUARY 24 AT 10 AM ET
Not one, not two, not three, but four NMD Runners drop this weekend, so if you’re looking to cop a pair of one of the hottest shoes around, you might be in luck. Triple-white, triple-black, and triple-red versions of the NMD all will be available on Friday morning, but you’ll want to act fast. We expect these to sell out quickly. A black-and-white NMD will also be available. All-red and all-black shoe $139.99, all-white and black-and-white shoe $129.99.
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 their newest tech features. Check back every week for the hottest releases. 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:
ADIDAS CHRISTMAS PACK – fRIDAY, DEC. 18 AT 10 AM ET
D rose 6 – Men’s $134.99, Grade school $109.99, preschool $69.99
J wall 2 – Men’s $114.99, Grade School $89.99, Preschool $64.99
Crazy 8 – Men’s $109.99
Release after release, adidas and Nike are slugging it out, and when they battle, we win — especially this time of year. In response to Nike’s announcement of their Fire & Ice pack, adidas will release a Christmas pack of their own, over a week earlier. Pristinely clean and mint green, these shoes have various gold accents mixed with speckled dots for a crystallized effect. The Men’s Crazy 8 and Boys’ J Wall 2 differ from the rest of the pack, as they’re draped in Christmas red. Which is your favorite, and who killed Christmas (in the good, non-Grinchy way) this holiday season – Nike or adidas? Join in on the discussion below.
under armour curry drops — friday, dec. 18 at 10 am et
ua curry 2 ‘northern lights’ – Men’s $109.99, Grade school boys’ $99.99
ua curry 2 ‘Dub Nation’ – Men’s $109.99, Grade school boys’ $99.99
ua curry charged foam curry 1 low – Men’s $119.99
Stephen Curry’s newest on-court companion, the Curry 2, is dropping in two sort-of new colors. If ‘Dub Nation’ looks familiar, that’s because it was skinned on the Curry 1 back in March; apparently UA and Curry just can’t show enough love to the people of Oakland, so they brought it back! Meanwhile, the new color, ‘Northern Lights’, is almost a mix of the previously released ‘Father To Son’ and ‘Birthday Splash’ colorways. Last but not least, UA has yet to cease distribution of the Curry 1 – despite the Curry 2 drops – and is dropping this new Curry 1 Low. What do you think of these groovy new colors?
nike class of ‘97 2-pack – saturday, dec. 19 at 10 am et
In terms of basketball movies, He Got Game is easily in the Top 5 – maybe even Top 3, behind only Space Jam and Hoosiers. Think about it: We got peak Denzel Washington, we found out Ray Allen could act, and we also got a great portrayal of black culture, basketball culture, and a love story, all rolled into one. Now, Nike is releasing both shoes worn by Jesus Shuttlesworth (Allen) in the film: the Air Foamposite Pro ‘Pearl’ and the Zoom Hawk Flight OG. The best part about this release is that you don’t have to choose which shoe is your favorite — you get both! FYI, if we left your favorite basketball flick off our list, drop us a line. Men’s $384.99.
jordan retro 8 ‘Chrome’ – saturday, dec. 19 at 10 am et $189.99
Have you ever wanted a Retro 8? Of course you have. Have you ever seen a Retro 8 this crispy? Maybe. This ‘Chrome’ colorway was originally retroed back in 2003, and as part of Jordan’s 30th anniversary, they’re bringing it back in full family sizes. While everyone’s still obsessing about last week’s Retro 11 drop, don’t sleep on these.
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 their newest tech features. Check back every week for the hottest releases. 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 Thanksgiving weekend:
Nike LeBron 13 ‘Balance’ – Monday, Nov. 30 at 10 am ET
If you want first dibs on Cyber Monday, the only place you’ll find this shoe is at eastbay.com. This 13 reflects LeBron’s ability to juggle his family time with his busy professional career. If you’re responsible enough to balance your life and career aspirations, the Nike LeBron 13 ‘Balance’ is your signature shoe. Men’s $199.99
Jordan Retro ‘Aqua’ 8 – Available Now
Hold your breath and open your gills for this underwater-inspired Retro 8. Originally worn by MJ in the ’94 all-star game, the ‘Aqua’ 8 is one of the biggest critical Retro successes. It was last redone in 2007. If you’re lucky enough to cop a pair, Jordan is dedicating an entire clothing line to match the shoe, so be sure to check it out. Men’s $189.99, Grade School $139.99, Preschool $79.99, Toddler $59.99, Infant $44.99
Jordan Retro 1 High OG – Monday, Nov. 30 at 10 am ET
This shoe that proves simplicity is beautiful. Who thought something so simple could be so perfect? The fact that this shoe got the OG treatment got us really excited over here at Eastbay. Be on the lookout to grab these Saturday, because if not, you’ll be looking at them all over your neighborhood. Men’s $159.99, Grade School $119.99
adidas Originals ZX Flux ‘Xeno’ – Available Now
Superstars shine bright in the limelight — that’s the idea behind the adidas Originals ZX Flux ‘Xeno’. Reflective technology shines when placed in bright direct light, like a camera flash, for example. For those that live life in the flash lane, the ZX Flux ‘Xeno’ is dropping on Black Friday. Men’s $119.99, Women’s $119.99