After months of dunk drops, Nike is finally highlighting another silhouette. In its Fall Air Jordan preview, the brand announced the return of the OG Air Jordan 11 Low IE in red and black, a variant known for its seasonal adaptation through hardware updates – and for its appearance during 96 playoffs. Further diversifying its offering, Nike previewed four exclusive styles for women, with new color and material choices.
More classic models, like iterations of the Air Jordan 1 High OG, are expected to arrive in family and expanded women’s sizes. One style adopts a look similar to the “Varsity Maize” Dunk High, only deepening its black and yellow undertones for a more fall-appropriate palette. Another AJ1 Hi features pops of fluorescent orange, while the third and final iteration of the sneaker evokes a “What The” design with white, pink, blue and black panels.
Future retro pairs – The fall collection, however, is highlighted by the Air Jordan 11. Arriving just in time to wrap up the model’s 25th anniversary, the sneaker has been redesigned to match its original glory from 1995. Featuring a leather upper and Made of mesh, an exposed carbon fiber shank plate and recognizable herringbone rubber outsole, the Retro AJ11 comes in matching original packaging.
In keeping with the retro theme, new (but older) iterations of the Air Jordan 3, 5, 12, and 13 join the AJ11. Details like a reflective lining, sheer lace closures and original materials have shaped the classic models.
Continuing the anniversary celebrations – this time the 30th anniversary of the Air Jordan 6 – Nike designed a ’90s model inspired by the iconic Air Jordan 6 Bordeaux color scheme. True to this latest sneaker, the new version uses a genuine nubuck upper with a translucent burgundy print tongue and sock lining.
Women’s exclusives, inspired by what Nike thinks women love – Nike also concocted something for women, this time taking inspiration not from previous pairs but from traditional feminine designs. An exclusive Air Jordan 4 for women arrives in a blush tone, featuring transparent TPU wings and a metallic Jumpman branding on the tongue, supposedly reminiscent of the mirrors used in makeup palettes.
Another female exclusive, an Air Jordan 14 Low, features a black and red color scheme inspired by lipstick. All-suede leather dresses the sneaker, while frosted platinum aglets and a red collar recall the theme. The wrapper also tackles the design with tissue paper stained with lipstick.
Stepping away from the make-up counter but remaining in the docile theme, a pair of subtle green Air Jordan 1 His, inspired by the “calming colors of sage.” More cohesive details, like two-tone orange laces, a nod to the string used to tie the bundles of grass.
The women’s sneakers are complemented by Air Jordan 6 inspired gold earrings. Adding interconnected golden hoops – attached to the shoe’s lace toggle – the AJ6 wears jewelry, while a white leather upper sports gold underlays, a semi-gloss lining, and a translucent rubber outsole. . This sneaker has arguably the most warmth – and bling – of all the women’s exclusives.
Coming this fall – Nike has yet to reveal the release dates for its Air Jordan line, but we do know every sneaker is set to release this fall. You can look forward to the launches by browsing the styles below – it’s best to keep track of your favorite pairs anyway.