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Air Jordan XVI 2012 Retro – Unreleased “Cherrywood” Sample

February 23rd, 2013 by | 28 comments

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The Air Jordan XVI signified many points in the legacy of the Air Jordan as well as in Michael Jordan’s career. As we all remember, Jordan wore the XVI for a short period when he finally returned to the NBA as a Washington Wizard, but on Nike’s side of things, the Air Jordan XVI was the first model since the Air Jordan II that was designed by someone other than Tinker Hatfield. Senior footwear designer Wilson Smith was behind the Air Jordan XVI, but he brought back some important elements from the Tinker era like the translucent outsole from the Air Jordan V and patent leather from the XI, but Smith welcomed the idea of a gaiter that truly gave the shoe a distinct aesthetic never before seen on an Air Jordan model. 2012 was intended to be the year of the XVI Retro, but as we’ve reported in recent headlines, that was completely scrapped. We do know that the Cherrywoods were intended to make a return, so peep this gallery of this unreleased sample and let us know if you’d welcome a Retro release in 2013.

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Air Jordan XVI 2012 Retro – Unreleased “Ginger” Sample

February 19th, 2013 by | 10 comments

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If the Air Jordan XVI had come back around, which colorway would you most have wanted on the retro treatment? There’s no doubt that the ‘Ginger’ would have been a popular answer to that question amidst the small number of original colorways. Shown here is what would have been-a 2012 version of the Air Jordan XVI in light ginger, dark charcoal, and white. Continue reading to get a full look at the unreleased sample and then check out the auction for this Air Jordan XVI from oregonsole on eBay.

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Air Jordan XVI Retro – White – University Gold – Black – Stealth | Unreleased 2012 Sample

February 19th, 2013 by | 11 comments

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Would an Air Jordan XVI release in 2012 been too over the top? The XVI is the first sneaker that released during the Wizards era of Michael’s career, opting for more of a “lifestyle” angle with the Cherrywoods and Ginger joints, and this 2012 Retro release seems to follow that with a DMP-like combo of White, University Gold, Black, and Stealth. Although the XVI Retro in 2012 was completely scrapped, there’s no telling what Jordan Brand has in store for us in the future because at this point, anything’s game. A detailed gallery of this unreleased 2012 sample is just below so take a look and see the full listing from oregonsole on eBay.

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Air Jordan XVI “Black/Neon Green” Collection

February 5th, 2013 by | 25 comments

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With all of the scrapped 2012 Air Jordan XVI samples that we’ve been showing you lately (the low-tops, the Cherrywoods, and that group shot of new colorways), you might be a bit more excited than usual to see today’s Jordan Brand #XX8DaysofFlight installment. The Air Jordan XVI is, of course, the first sneaker to be released during Michael Jordan’s Wizards comeback phase, although MJ never gave the Sixteens much mileage (he wore the Gingers a few times). If there’s a possibility of a release, you know you can keep it in tune to Sneaker News, so in the meantime, check out today’s Air Jordan of #XX8DaysofFlight and stay tuned for more.

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Air Jordan XVI Low – Dark Grey – Metallic Silver | Unreleased 2012 Sample

January 30th, 2013 by | 11 comments

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It appears that the Air Jordan XVI isn’t coming back, at least not for the time being. And while you can mourn the fact that this sneaker isn’t getting a retro treatment, look on the bright side-at least we get to see what the folks at Jordan Brand were cooking up for the re-issue. Shown here is an Air Jordan XVI Low that was sampled up for Fall 2012, the upper sporting a stealthy look whose crinkled nubuck kinda looks an echo of the Air Jordan V ‘Wolf Grey’. Continue reading for extra angles on the Air Jordan XVI Low sample and keep in the mind that you can still own a pair, all you gotta do is check out the auction from oregonsole on eBay.

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Air Jordan XVI Retro “Cherrywood” – Unreleased 2012 Sample

January 30th, 2013 by | 43 comments

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It looks like one of the models that would have been brought back in a hypothetical Air Jordan XVI retro period was the fan favorite ‘Cherrywood’ colorway. This sample from 2012 sports a couple quick alterations to distance it from the original release, namely a different looking mesh hidden under the shroud and a bit of a different material selection on the piping that breaks up said mesh and the leather sections. The Cherrywood was a widely popular colorway when it first released, speaking directly to a “grown” appeal with the lux color combination of White, Silver, and the deep red tones, so would it have been as much of a success if it dropped last year? Continue reading to see a full set of images on the scrapped sample Air Jordan XVI and then add them to your collection courtesy of oregonsole on eBay.

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Air Jordan XVI 2012 Retro – White – Midnight Navy | Unreleased Sample

January 22nd, 2013 by | 21 comments

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A major development to have spilled out in early 2013 is the news of the scrapped plans of an Air Jordan XVI Retro. Originally intended to arrive Fall 2012, the Air Jordan XVI was created in various sample forms, like this White/Midnight Navy colorway inspired by the original. The most notable discrepancy between these 2012 Samples and the ’01 Original is the toe-box, which has been switched from patent leather (the XVI was inspired by the XI) to a synthetic material with a matte finish. It’s a safe bet to bank on a return of the XVI, but the question is obviously the timing of the re-release. We’ve got detailed images of the Air Jordan XVI White/Midnight Navy unreleased sample below so take a look and check out the listing from oregonsole on eBay.

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