March 23, 2012 BY John Kim / 57
This week, Sneaker News opened up the polls for the Sweet 16 round of the March Madness Non-OG Air Jordan Tournament. Eight insane match-ups of classic Air Jordan Retros were featured over the last four nights, so if you happened to miss out on any of those polls, we have all of ’em lined up here for ya. Don’t forget to vote because it’s your voice that counts as we attempt to crown the greatest Non-OG Air Jordan of all-time, so continue on for the entire Sweet 16 of the March Madness Non-OG Air Jordan Tournament Voting! Remember, voting for the Sweet 16 Round will close on Sunday, March 25th, at 11:59 PM EST.
SWEET 16 VOTING – SOUTHWEST REGION
 Air Jordan VI ‘Olympic’ vs.  Air Jordan VIII ‘Black/Chrome’
MATCHUP #1 – Considered to be one of the favorites of the entire tournament, the Air Jordan VI ‘Olympic’, which will return later this year, has a tough test in this contest against the Air Jordan VIII ‘Black/Chrome’.
 Air Jordan V ‘Raging Bull’ vs.  Air Jordan III ‘Cool Grey’
MATCHUP #2 – As one half of the Toro Bravo Pack, the Air Jordan V ‘Raging Bull’ squares off against an Air Jordan III in the dominant ‘Cool Grey’ edition.
SWEET 16 VOTING – SOUTHEAST REGION
 Air Jordan IV ‘UNDFTD’ vs.  Air Jordan IX ‘Cool Grey’
MATCHUP #1 – Notorious for its ‘Friends & Family’ rarity but praised for its breathtaking colorway, the Air Jordan IV ‘UNDFTD’ takes on the second ‘Cool Grey’ Air Jordan of all-time.
 Air Jordan VI ‘DMP’ vs.  Air Jordan III ‘Doernbecher’
MATCHUP #2 – The Air Jordan that paid homage to Michael’s first-ever NBA Championship goes against a formidable 3-seed designed by an 11-year-old boy.
SWEET 16 VOTING – WEST REGION
 Air Jordan XI ‘Cool Grey’ vs.  Air Jordan XII ‘French Blue’
MATCHUP #1 – Perhaps the overall top seed of the entire Tournament faces off against the ‘French Blue’ XII – a sneaker that has gained a formidable cult following since its debut in 2004.
 Air Jordan IV ‘Lightning’ vs.  Air Jordan XIII ‘Altitude’
MATCHUP #2 – No Air Jordan is as electrifying as the Air Jordan IV ‘Lightning’, but does it reach the height of popularity of the Altitude XIII?
SWEET 16 VOTING – EAST REGION
 – Air Jordan V ‘Laney’ vs.  Air Jordan IV ‘Oreo’
MATCH-UP #1 – The Air Jordan V ‘Laney’ was a Retro+ colorway inspired by Michael’s High School, and easily cruised to the Sweet 16 Round by handily defeating its eighth-seed opponent. It’ll go against the Air Jordan IV ‘Oreo’ in a contest that pits two of the more aged Air Jordans in the entire Tournament. Will we have an upset on our hands?
 – Air Jordan IV ‘Black Laser’ vs.  Air Jordan V ‘Tokyo23’
MATCH-UP #2 – The 7-seed Air Jordan V ‘Tokyo 23’ is riding an immense wave of momentum, as it cruised into the Tournament after the Play-In Round and surprisingly blew out the Eminem II in the First Round. Does the online-exclusive Air Jordan IV ‘Black Laser’ have enough power to halt the Air Jordan V ‘Tokyo 23’ to a complete stop?
VI ‘Olympic’, V ‘Raging Bull’, IV ‘UNDFTD’, III ‘Doernbecher’, XI ‘Cool Grey’, IV ‘Lightning’, V ‘Laney’ and V ‘Tokyo23′
mafuckers need to stop bitching about the eminem shoes being out of the tournament. yea, they are very exclusive but there are better none retros as far as color schemes go. if they were called the ja rule's instead of the eminem's u dick riders would hate them...
No way Chrome VIIIs beat Olympics, at least they shouldnt. Hoping Cool Grey IIIs makes it to the next round, thats one underrated shoe
my fav jordans are V's so im bi-est when it come down to it i voted for the V's and i think the tokyo's look fresh as hell and the laneys i hope a pair make it 2 the finals
Olympic 6's Raging Bull 5's Undefeated 4's DMP 6's Cool Grey 11's Lightning 4's Laney 5's Black Laser 4's
it has to be either the UNDFTD IVs or Olympic VIs... I think I like the IVs a TINY bit more but I'm not even sure...both great... but yeah none of these other kicks compare in my opinion.
Olympic 6's Raging Bull 5's UNDFTD 4's DMP 6's Cool Grey 11's Lightning 4's Laney 5's Black Laser 4's
6, 5, 4, 3, 12, 4, 5, 5 Honestly, I like the 2010 Altitudes better than the ones they showed here. I think the 3M mesh looks a little better than the leather.
Olympic 6's Raging Bull 5's Undefeated 4's Doernbecher 3's French Blue 12's Lightning 4's Laney 5's Black Laser 4's
11's are all hype, did you even like them before the last concord release...and the cool greys are fugly man... just being honest
Actually I could care less for cool greys concords r real nice tho but favs r breds and columbias and yes who df doesnt like 11s its not pure hype a lot of it is but cant blame people for liking something that looks good