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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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Air Jordan XVI Retro – Scrapped Fall 2012 Samples

January 21st, 2013 by | 28 comments

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2012 was an outstanding year for the Air Jordan Retro, but there was potential for it to be an even grander experience than it already was. The Air Jordan XVI is considered by many to be the best Air Jordan model ever in the post-Bulls era, with the slick XI inspiration and unique gaiter giving the shoe an even more luxurious appeal. Jordan Brand had originally intended to bring back the Air Jordan XVI for the Fall 2012 season, but obviously that plan was scrapped; considering the immense Olympic releases already crowding the Fall months and the Holiday season being the busiest Air Jordan Retro release calendar ever, it may have made some sense to give the Air Jordan XVI Retro some breathing room by postponing the release.

In this spread of unreleased samples, we get another look at the Air Jordan XVI Low 2012 Retro and three Air Jordan XVI Mids – a White/Navy that takes after the OG colorway, a Black/Red version with a white midsole, and one ‘Concord’-like composition with a black patent leather toe-box. It must be gut-wrenching to see this scrapped pile of Jays – especially for XVI fans – but we’ll be sure to keep you updated on the future of the Air Jordan XVI. Would you have copped the XVI if they released last year?

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Air Jordan XVI Ron Harper Lakers PE

January 15th, 2013 by | 3 comments

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While Ron Harper was one of the marquee names for the Nike Flight line early in his career, he managed to shift over and grab a few Air Jordan player exclusives in the twilight of his NBA days. This pair of the Air Jordan XVI hails from his championship days with the Los Angeles Lakers (Harper brought home two rings during his time with the team). The sneakers feature a rather dark set of colors on the upper, with a key bit of gold showing up for the midsole tooling. Continue reading for a better look and bid on this Air Jordan XVI Ron Harper Lakers PE now from yani75ny on eBay.

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Air Jordan XVI Low – Unreleased 2012 Retro Sample

January 10th, 2013 by | 27 comments

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To start the NBA Season, Ray Allen whipped out a jaw-dropping PE colorway of the Air Jordan XVI, which immediately sparked discussions of a possible Air Jordan XVI Retro in the near future. This latest bit of funky news might add more verity to that notion as we get a look at an unreleased Air Jordan XVI Low that was originally destined for a Fall 2012 release. Coincidentally, the Air Jordan XVI Low in the original Black/Metallic Silver was the last Air Jordan XVI to release during the original run, and perhaps somewhere during the product line discussions, this 2012 Retro was shelved. Thoughts on Jordan Brand scrapping a release and the potential wide-release return in 2013? We’d like to hear your opinion on the XVI so chime in and check out the full listing from oregonsole on eBay.

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Air Jordan XVI “History of Flight”

December 17th, 2012 by | 15 comments

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Will we ever see the Air Jordan XVI again? How much time must be made to pass before we see the shrouded sneaker return in retro fashion? It’s been over a decade since the sneaker first hit shelves and we’d say that’s a good enough gestation period. Until those dreams come true versions like one will have to do. Pictured is the Air Jordan XVI ‘History of Flight’, a hard to track down version from that display only collection. Check out the pair in better detail after the jump and then take a look at the auction from brokeonjordans on eBay.

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Air Jordan XVI – Ray Allen “Gold” PE – Closer Look

October 31st, 2012 by | 9 comments

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Ray Allen‘s long awaited debuted in some PE sneaks out in Miami was a pretty severe curveball for most of the sneakerhead scene, opting out of the anticipated red and yellow shades for this special Air Jordan XVI ‘Gold’ player exclusive that kinda mimics the ‘Year of the Rabbit’ theme. Sugar Ray kept the shroud on for most of the game and took it off momentarily, but overall this on-court Air Jordan XVI action reminding many of us how slick the underrated silhouette can be. Let’s keep in mind that when both those Air Jordan VIII and Air Jordan XIII ‘Ray Allen’ PEs were released in limited numbers, the model itself was heavily released around that time. Does this point to an Air Jordan XVI re-issue soon? Click through with Sneaker News for some up close shots of the sneakers and let us know in the comments where this pair ranks for you in terms of all time Ray Allen Air Jordan PE’s.

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