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Air Jordan XX3 Prototype

June 19th, 2012 by | 19 comments

air jordan xx3 prototype summary Air Jordan XX3 Prototype

2008′s Air Jordan flagship release had special significance as it marked the series 23rd anniversary. The Air Jordan XX3 was accordingly packed full of detail in tribute to Michael Jordan’s unmatched legacy, but the shoe itself, a Zoom-cushioned performance model weighing in at a relatively light 15 oz, was arguably underappreciated at the time of its debut (though you’ll find resale prices have reached new heights on the ‘Titanium’ and ‘Finale’ colorways). Would the initial reception (and subsequent after market valuation) have been stronger if we remembered the Air Jordan XX3 as looking like the sample design pictured above?

This Air Jordan 23 prototype features the same basic silhouette as the released model, but a few key elements make these significantly different, not the least of which is the diamond-perforated suede upper. This more traditional if plain side panel replaces the ornate embroidery that typifies the XX3 with a macro view of one of its patterns embossed on the lateral ankles. A bit further back, you’ll see more letters within a notch on its heel as ‘PE’ embroidery suggests this might have been a Bulls player exclusive mockup. A host of other details separate these from the released version, so click through to see more of the Podulon-tractioned ever-so-slightly translucent sole, totally novel lace loops and rubberized woodgrain mudguard, let us know how it compares to the ‘real’ Air Jordan XX3 and stick with Sneaker News for more rare Air Jordan samples. via Kenlu

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Air Jordan ‘Rainbow Pack’

May 22nd, 2012 by | 76 comments

air jordan rainbow pack1 Air Jordan Rainbow Pack

It all started with that Air Jordan IV, showing up with the monochrome blocking on top that was unlike any Air Jordan colorway we’d seen before. After that the Air Jordan XVI and Air Jordan XII did the same, suggesting that the super colorful pairs were part of some over-arching theme never to make it to retail, sort of in the same vein as the ‘History of Flight’ or ‘Pantone’ series. Well folks, Pandora’s box has officially been opened-it turns out the set spans quite the range, starting at the Air Jordan 1 and reaching all the way up to last year’s Air Jordan 2011, created strictly for display purposes in the Spring 2011 season just like the aforementioned collections. Every two pairs along the way sports a slightly different shade, with the 25 separate models included pretty much spanning what the rainbow has to offer. Hit the jump with us to check out the crazy Air Jordan ‘Rainbow Pack’ courtesy of brokeonjordans on eBay and let us know which pair among them you like the most. Photos: brokeonjordans

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Air Jordan XX3 – Chris Paul Hornets Home PE | Detailed Look

March 23rd, 2012 by | 13 comments

air jordan xx3 chris paul hornets home pe detailed look 9 Air Jordan XX3   Chris Paul Hornets Home PE | Detailed Look

Chris Paul’s departure from New Orleans put an end to the festive, Mardi Gras-inspired colorways of teals, golds, and purples seen in his Jordan CP3 signatures as well as Air Jordan PEs. One of the more notable Air Jordan x CP3 connections was this Air Jordan XX3, which feature a luurious white leather upper matched with teal blue stitching on the upper panel, thicker gold contrast stitching, and the jeweled midsole in the teal blue. On the tongue is Paul’s ’3′ logo laser-etched into the tongue, with Michael Jordan’s thumbprint on the opposite face. We’ve shown you this Air Jordan XX3 PE before, but there are actually a few others around – the Black/Baby Blue, a similar White/Baby Blue, and a White/Red/Black version from over three years ago. Check out the detailed gallery of this teal-based Home PE of the Air Jordan XX3 and stick with Sneaker News for more PE news and updates!

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Air Jordan Art By Robb Harskamp

January 15th, 2012 by | 14 comments

air jordan art harksy 1 Air Jordan Art By Robb Harskamp

Two weeks ago, Sneaker News showed you some dope sneaker art by Rhyen, a series of Air Jordans, Nikes, Reeboks, and other classics drawn up in a bubbly, cartoonized style. That collection of sneakers, titled ‘Kick Draw‘ was actually inspired by the great artwork of Robb Harskamp, who first created his own collection of Air Jordans, commissioned by Nike for Tinker Hatfield’s 30th Anniversary Party. Robb’s work featured the classic Bulls colorways of some of Tinker’s most memorable Air Jordan creations spanning from Air Jordan III to XX3, and once Robb was completed with his set, Rhyen felt compelled to carry on the baton by continuing Robb’s extraordinary work and branching out into other brands. If you enjoyed last week’s segment, check out the true OG of that unique style of sneaker art below, and check out his full portfolio at Harsky for a look at some of his other sick work, like with the NBA Dunk Contest, NBA Championship Rings and various professional sports teams.

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Collections: Nike + Air Jordan PE’s

January 5th, 2012 by | 24 comments

collections nike air jordan pe Collections: Nike + Air Jordan PEs

It’s safe to say that all of you reading this consider yourselves ‘collectors’ to some extent. While we all fit under the broad umbrella of sneaker collecting, most of us have a specific category that weighs heavy in our hearts. This collection submitted by winson_guo for example goes ham on the PE’s, opting to chase down some of the more elusive pieces of sneaker history out there. The selection includes pairs from big name Nike and Jordan athletes like Dwyane Wade and Chris Paul, and branches out over a good number of models. There’s plenty of Jordan legacy releases with the team flavored colorways, the Air Jordan 2010, Air Jordan 2011, and Air Jordan XII to name a few, then groups from Nike Basketball sig’s like the Nike Zoom Kobe VI and the Nike Air Max LeBron VII. Follow us after the jump for the full photos and let us know what you think of this collection.

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Air Jordan XX3 Wear-Test Sample

December 8th, 2011 by | 6 comments

air jordan xx3 wear test 4 Air Jordan XX3 Wear Test Sample

When a wear-test sample pops up a few years out from the release of a particular sneaker, it’s always interesting to think of how the slight alterations may have changed the public perception of the model. The shoe in question here is the Air Jordan XX3, a release that Jordan Brand put a bit of extra effort into to commemorate reaching that milestone number. While the overall shape of this alternate version is clearly the same, the differences come in the details-namely the more angular pattern stitched onto the sides of the sneaker. In addition to this, the tongue treatment is different, with stitched on logos as opposed to the laser etching that showed up on the release pair. Keen eyes will also be able to spot the altered signature script printed on the low end of the toebox. Follow us after the jump for a more in-depth look and let us know how these compare to the retail version. via Phase2

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Air Jordan XX3 – Chris Paul Game Worn PE | Available on eBay

September 18th, 2011 by | 5 comments

jordan xx3 cp3 blk pe ebay 08 Air Jordan XX3   Chris Paul Game Worn PE | Available on eBay

In November of 2006, Jordan Brand pried Chris Paul away from the hands of Nike Basketball and quickly offered the elite point guard a signature shoe deal. Today, four Jordan CP3 installments have been completed, but during that five-year ride, Chris Paul wore some sick Air Jordan PEs in-game, like this luxurious Air Jordan XX3 Player Exclusive. Something about the ornate stitching on the upper of the Air Jordan XX3 matches well with the festive Mardi Gras theme we often associated with the city of New Orleans, and fashioned in teal and gold makes ‘em look that much better. What makes this PE even better is CP3′s Jordan Brand logo stitched on the padded ankle. A game-worn Air Jordan XX3 PE just popped for sale so check out the detailed shots below and pick up this piece of Air Jordan memorabilia from arturo420 on eBay.

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