Sneaker News March Madness Non-OG Air Jordan Tournament – Round 1 Voting

March 16th, 2012 by | 65 comments


SN march madness 2012 bracket round 1 Sneaker News March Madness Non OG Air Jordan Tournament   Round 1 Voting

Sneaker News kicked off our own March Madness Tournament, as we search for the greatest Non-OG Air Jordan of all-time. We’ve selected the 32 best Air Jordans, but it’s up to you to vote for your favorite! There are sixteen tough battles going on with voting being extremely close, so don’t forget to vote because it may result in some interesting scenarios. The Sneaker News March Madness Non-OG Air Jordan Tournament polls close on Sunday night at 11:59 PM EST, so if you haven’t voted yet or want to take one more look at the match-ups, we have the entire voting system below, so get to voting and stay tuned for the announcement of the Round 1 winners!

SOUTHEAST

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MATCHUP #1 – UNDFTD’s take on the Air Jordan IV goes to battle with a tough 8-seed in the luxurious Burgundy Air Jordan V.

[1] Air Jordan IV ‘UNDFTD’ vs. [8] Air Jordan V ‘Burgundy’

SN march madness 2012 round 1 southeast 2 7 Sneaker News March Madness Non OG Air Jordan Tournament   Round 1 Voting MATCHUP #2 – The Air Jordan Retro that commemorated Jordan’s first NBA title faces off against the unreleased Air Jordan IV ‘Eminem’

[2] Air Jordan VI ‘Defining Moments’ vs. [7] Air Jordan IV ‘Eminem’

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MATCHUP #3 – Is the power of the Air Jordan XI enough to put the Silver Anniversary over the top of what’s arguably the best Air Jordan Doernbecher?

[3] Air Jordan III ‘Doernbecher’ vs. [6] Air Jordan XI ‘Silver Anniversary’

SN march madness 2012 round 1 southeast 4 5 Sneaker News March Madness Non OG Air Jordan Tournament   Round 1 Voting MATCHUP #4 – The first ‘Cool Grey’ release since the original ’01 drop of the XI faces off against the Air Jordan 1 designed after Levi’s denim.

[4] Air Jordan IX ‘Cool Grey’ vs. [5] Air Jordan 1 ‘Levi’s’

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SOUTHWEST

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MATCHUP #1 – Arguably one of most coveted Retro releases of all-time is pitted against the $500-packaged Air Jordan IV ‘Thunder’.

[1] Air Jordan VI ‘Olympic’ vs. [8] Air Jordan IV ‘Thunder’

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MATCHUP #2 – While separated by four spots in seeding, there may be no other match-up as evenly squared as the Raging Bull V and Cool Grey IV.

[2] Air Jordan V ‘Raging Bull’ vs. [7] Air Jordan IV ‘Cool Grey’

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MATCHUP #3 – Classic ‘Cool Grey’ with a touch of orange, or the first-ever Air Jordan Retro colorway released for one of its prized athletes?

[3] Air Jordan III ‘Cool Grey’ vs. [6] Air Jordan II ‘Melo’

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MATCHUP #4 – The most limited Air Jordan Premio release goes head to head with one of the simplest yet most effective colorways of Air Jordan Retro history.

[4] Air Jordan IX ‘Premio’ vs. [5] Air Jordan VIII ‘Black/Chrome’

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EAST

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MATCHUP #1 – Michael Jordan’s High School roots grabs the number 1 seed in the East bracket, squaring off against the 2008 version of the ‘Olympic’ VI.

[1] Air Jordan V ‘Laney’ vs. [8] Air Jordan VI ‘Beijing Olympics’

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MATCHUP #2 – The first hip-hop act to get his own Air Jordan battles it out with the Japan-exclusive Air Jordan V ‘Tokyo 23′.

[2] Air Jordan II ‘Eminem’ vs. [7] Air Jordan V ‘Tokyo 23’

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MATCHUP #3 – Red and Grey in two version goes toe to toe; which will win – Mark Smith’s laser or the clean white leather?

[3] Air Jordan IV ‘Black Laser’ vs. [6] Air Jordan X ‘White/Red’

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MATCHUP #4 – Two of the most beloved Retro+ colorways of their respective models face off in a battle for lifestyle supremacy!

[4] Air Jordan III ‘Mocha’ vs. [5] Air Jordan IV ‘Oreo’

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WEST

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MATCHUP #1 – Is the Ice Blue Air Jordan X ‘cool’ enough to pull off a major upset against the Air Jordan XI ‘Cool Grey’?

[1] Air Jordan XI ‘Cool Grey’ vs. [8] Air Jordan X ‘Ice Blue’

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MATCHUP #2 – The ‘Lightning’ Air Jordan IV squares off against Ray Allen’s Air Jordan XIII in a battle of two of the most limited Air Jordan releases.

[2] Air Jordan IV ‘Lightning’ vs. [7] Air Jordan XIII ‘Ray Allen’

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MATCHUP #3 – The 2005 classic Altitude XIII takes the battle to the global scale as it faces off against the Spain-exclusive Miro VII.

[3] Air Jordan XIII ‘Altitude’ vs. [6] Air Jordan VII ‘Miro’

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MATCHUP #4 – The Air Jordan XII ‘French Blue’ goes toe to toe with the fully-reflective Air Jordan V in what might be the closest battle of this region.

[4] Air Jordan XII ‘French Blue’ vs. [5] Air Jordan V ‘Green Bean’

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65 comments
Yup
Yup

The winner will be an AJ4

SaCruxi
SaCruxi

IV 'UNDFTD’, IV ‘Eminem’, III ‘Doernbecher’, 1 'Levi's’, VI 'Olympic’, V 'Raging Bull’, III ‘Cool Grey’, IX ‘Premio’, VI ‘Beijing Olympics’, V ‘Tokyo 23’, IV ‘Black Laser’, III ‘Mocha’, XI ‘Cool Grey’ , IV ‘Lightning’, XIII ‘Altitude’ and V ‘Green Bean’

YnotKICKS
YnotKICKS

My final 4 would deff be The 4's UNDFTD, Tokyo 5's, icy blue 10's and the Eminem 4's

Hassellhoff
Hassellhoff

Whoever said Altitudes over Miro's has no idea what they are talking about--Altitudes walk right in and grab as many as you want--I still have 2 pairs DS--Miro's 1 store released in the World and less than 1,000 pairs--they are ridiculous --Mocha vs. Oreo by far the hardest bc they are both Sick---Thunders, Encore's, or UNDFTD's should win it for sure

Craig
Craig

There was a lot of tuff decisions...i was torn between alot of choices but the match ups were pretty even, although toward tha end there were some easy choices....Early Retro 4's or 5's are my favorite.

JaimePR
JaimePR

Eminem VI, Raging Bulls or UNDFTD

luis
luis

man Doernbecher’ 3's and aniversary 11's was hard.... fo'shizzle

madmike
madmike

Cool greys vs laser 4s for me.

@PFunkTaughtMe
@PFunkTaughtMe

cool grey 9's or either altitude 13's.... the ice blue 10 rough too... this tourney is better than the og.

everyone losing
everyone losing

Doernbecher or raging bulls are my champs no matter what

GFK
GFK

UNDFTD's

thecool
thecool

My first pair of J's were the Cool Grey 9's so i had to vote for them

missunderstood
missunderstood

omg dmp 6s vs eminem encores!!! that should be the final right there

MikeG407
MikeG407

some matchups were agonizing...Doernbecher 3s v. Silver Anniversary 11...really no wrong answer there...cool grey 3 v. Melo 2 same thing...DMP 6 v. Em 4...we should not have to choose! Beijing 6s gonna get smashed, and the Levis AJ1 too...they can't compete...Lightning 4, Premio 9, UNDFTD 4 & Laney 5 my final 4 pick

koke167
koke167

All my last comment was wrong...in my opinion the vii premio and the xi concord should be in this list, and only a few shoes can compete with the iv lightning

koke167
koke167

I think that vii primio and xi concors should be in this list, only a few shoes can compete with vi lightning

Daniel M
Daniel M

That DMP 6 vs Eminem one is the hardest one. But I went with the Eminems by just a little bit.

Freakazoid
Freakazoid

Chrome 8's all the way, fuk the free world

ejocoloco
ejocoloco

YOU GUYS NEED TO GET YOUR DOOOOOODY ASS POLL BACK ON POINT. I voted but don't much like copy/pasting broken links motherfuckers. DO YOUR JOB HONKEYS

John
John

to everyone: who do you think wins the whole thing?

DRHughes
DRHughes

The Lightning vs. Ray Allen's is almost too tough to decide.

ant
ant

ooooooooooooooohh

PooP
PooP

southeast and southwest are tuf

@J_Swaveyy18
@J_Swaveyy18

Honestly SN, go fuck yourselves for putting the Ice Blue X's against the Cool Grey XI's. You of ALL people should know that the majority of the people voting are hypebeasts who got into the game when the Concords came out, so of course they would vote for the CGs instead of the Ice Blues. I love both sneakers equally, but putting them against each other in the FIRST round really pisses me off.

Joe
Joe

DMP 6s

Joe
Joe

concords are OGs dumbshit and if you think concords can beat DMP 6s and Raging Bull Vs you obviously dont know shit about Js

LCHolland
LCHolland

I hope the chrome XIII's come out next year.

donadamsky
donadamsky

word, ill be so pissed if they lose 1st rd to some ugly-ass 9's. Theyre one of my top 10 fav jordans

Joe
Joe

i agree, his dick

mrELsenor
mrELsenor

i feel u on that bro...i had to go with the ray allens tho...too clean imo.

DopeKicksRich
DopeKicksRich

Yeah it is, I tried to hit the like button but they gave me a thumbs down!!

@mr_lmnl_p
@mr_lmnl_p

I agree 100. I hate that matchup for the first round. Of course the cool greys are gonna win according to votes, but there are no shoes that I want more than the ice blue x's right now! (maybe space jams)

John K.
John K.

The Cool Grey is a clear-cut 1 seed, while the Ice Blue X could've easily been excluded from the Tournament as a whole had it received less votes.

Vincent Masciantonio
Vincent Masciantonio

You need to calm down. It's a fictitious sneaker tournament. Everything will be okay, I promise.

@CheckMyDope
@CheckMyDope

SN didn't control that they had voting for all of these about a week ago so blame the votes

guest
guest

amen to that!!! i felt the exact same way. and ill take the icy blues over the cool grey personally cuz 10's are my favorite pair of jays. the white and red to be specific.

@mr_lmnl_p
@mr_lmnl_p

why the space jams ain't on here? people had to wait 4 years after the movie came out to get those! greatest non-og J of all time!

wat
wat

Fictitious means "not real." This tournament is very much real. Learn to use big words, Vincent.

AirRyanJ23
AirRyanJ23

they said at the beginning of the tournement that they wanted to give other colorways a chance!

wow.
wow.

really the tournament is real? this is going to decide what the best non og colorway in the world is? this will decide it and be a concrete decision for all sneakerheads across the world?

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