First things first, let me start with an apology as I’m the bearer of bad news…. It’s only 10 weeks until Christmas! Yep, that’s right, despite the fact we were all sunning it up in 30+ degree heat just a matter of weeks ago, as we breeze through October and head into the colder months, the festive period is slowly creeping up on us, which means it’s probably time to start thinking about what Christmas gifts you’ll be buying for your nearest and dearest.
With numerous next-gen consoles ready to land, you won’t have to think too hard if you’re buying gifts for a gamer. But what if the lucky recipient just so happens to be a sneakerhead? Well, with a whole host of incredible Air Jordan iterations set to arrive for the festive period, this year it might just feel like all their Christmases have come at once!
Despite facing a testing year, the team over at Jordan Brand has been working hard behind the scenes to create some fresh new designs to add to their collections, so to help you choose the perfect gift this Christmas, here are 3 upcoming Air Jordan releases that are a guaranteed hit with any self-respecting sneakerhead.
Air Jordan 1 WMNS “Lucky Green”
Originally, this colour scheme was designed to pay homage to the iconic performance by Michael Jordan when he scored a mind-boggling 63-points against the Boston Celtics. Now it’s back for the Air Jordan 1 “Lucky Green”, and it’s looking just as sharp as ever.
Featuring green and white leather uppers that are combined with black accents on the tongue, laces and trademark Swoosh, the exterior follows the patented Air Jordan 1 blueprint that’s made this one of the most successful silhouettes of all-time. Other subtle details include the omission of eyelets on the laces, a clear attempt to give the shoe a retro-style aesthetic, and on the inside, the insole features a hardwood pattern, a reference to that infamous match way back in 1986 and a fitting reminder of MJ’s greatness both on and off the court.
Although the shoe will only land in women’s sizes, the style would also look at home in a male sneakerhead’s collection – just buy a size 1.5 larger than usual if you’re purchasing a pair for a guy.
Air Jordan 4 “Fire Red” OG
When news broke earlier in the year that the Air Jordan 4 “Fire Red” was returning in its OG form, we could barely contain our excitement. For the first time since its initial release way back in 1989, this colourway will arrive looking exactly as it did in its original form, with the Nike Air branding on the heel and a higher cut creating an instant nostalgia trip.
The style is set for release on Black Friday, just in time for the festive season, meaning Santa won’t be the only one dressed in red and bringing us delight this Christmas.
Air Jordan 1 “Dark Mocha”
As far back as April we’ve known about the Air Jordan 1 “Dark Mocha”, and ever since we’ve been dying to get our hands – or feet – on a pair. Never one to rush its releases, Nike have made us wait for the best part of a year for its arrival, but the wait is almost over as the “Dark Mocha” is finally set to drop on October 31.
After garnering so much attention online, this is one style that’s set to sell out fast, so don’t be surprised to see resellers asking for ludicrous amounts on the resale market once the official sale is complete. Whether or not you’re prepared to pay what it takes is down to you, but one thing’s for sure: this would be one awesome Christmas present and one that any sneakerhead would adore.
To pick up a pair of Air Jordan sneakers or any other exclusive styles out there, check out our resale market and treat that special someone to a Christmas gift they won’t forget!