2021 is just around the corner and to be honest, we are very happy to see 2020 go. What a year it was. Sure, 2020 was rich in amazing sneaker releases. However, we think that the coming year will be even better! There are styles and colorways we can't wait to get our hands on!
Air Jordan 1 High OG Volt University Gold Sail
Amongst 2021 sneaker releases we are super excited about is the Air Jordan 1 High OG Volt University Gold Sail (picture below). Even though there is not an official release date yet, rumor has it, the pair may become available at the beginning of January! On this one, the Peter Moore-designed silhouette dresses up in a “Volt/University Gold/Sail” color-blocking.
The bottom heel overlays and ankle flap sport a two high-vis tone that also appear on Michael Jordan's first signature shoe. The ankle flaps are also foldable and feature a thick black lining. On the other hand, tongues and laces keep things simple in a light cream color. We love the exposed foam of the tongue with the translucent label. This new colorway is a fresh take on the iconic silhouette.
Air Jordan 4 Retro Starfish (W)
Jordan pushed for new women-exclusive designs in the Retro range in 2020. The brand will continue that effort in 2021. The first Retro release of 2021 is the Air Jordan 4 Retro Starfish. This new colorway is inspired by space exploration. Nike did not give an official release date but teased that January 21st might just be THE day.
This new style is one of the boldest yet and at Halftime Kickz, we love that! Black is the main color, the upper features a mesh build. The latter is complemented by TPU detailing throughout the heel. The profiles and tongues indulge an all-black arrangement as well as breathable netting finds. Orange tone appears all throughout the pair, mostly on overlay's lining. The underfoot and sole sport the Starfish orange hue.
Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Silver Toe”
The pair below took inspiration in space exploration. It seems that Jordan wishes to stay on theme with the Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG Silver Toe. Indeed, this new silhouette is inspired by space flight. A release is expected on February 12th, 2021, with pre-school and toddler sizing being available alongside the women’s version.
February 2021's All-Star Weekend is bound to mostly feature Women's Air Jordan as it is not the first of all sneaker releases announced by Jordan Brand. This new colorway mixes black, white and silver. Hence the name "silver toe" which may be a nod to the earlier "gold toe" drop. The latter was also intended as a not to space flight, so once again, right on theme. You can find the metallic accents on the heel, toe-box and ankle collar.
Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “University Blue”
Fourth on our list of 2021 sneaker releases we can't wait for are the Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG University Blue. They are a men's style and we do quite like this blue shade. Look at the picture below for a quick peek as they may release in February 2021.
The pair applies its familiar university blue hue throughout the genuine leather construction. The tone stay bright and cool on the toe cap, ankle flap, counter and eye stays. Black and white lay underneath all those. Swooshes and wing logo indeed are in black like the tongue tag. Side profiles and toe showcase white just like the tongue. The Nike Air logo on the label tongue as well as sole display a brighter shade of blue.
Air Jordan 3 Cool Grey
The Air Jordan 3 Cool Grey is bringing back the cool grey palette that last saw the light of day back in 2007. The pair dresses up in Georgetown color and is an attempt by Jordan to revive the past. We know the Air Jordan 3 silhouette will also play a big part in 2021. Those should release at the end of January
This men's design upgrades the materials usually used on the Air Jordan 3 dramatically. It is a mix of patterns and textures. Premium genuine leathers cover the upper in a grey tone. The midsole sport a darker grey with a matter finish. An elephant print highlight the overlays. Bits of orange show here and there, coating the hard shell of eyelets by the vamp and sandwiches by the tongue. The Jumpman displays a bold red shade.
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