August 25, 2010 BY John Kim
Thought enough Air Jordan IIs came out in 2010? Had your fair share of Air Jordan VIs? Got any more closet space for another Bred AJ1? Get ready to make some more room in your Jordan appetite because more releases may be on their way. Here’s a look at some Air Jordan samples; first, we’ll start off with the Black/Red Air Jordan 1 – we’ve seen it plenty in recent years (i.e. the 60+ Pack as well as the ankle-strapped joints). But this pair is a tribute to the rebellious nature of the original Air Jordan 1; dubbed the Air Jordan 1 ‘Banned’, this colorway features the classic Bulls’ black-and-red but with a neat “X” applied over the Jumpman logo on the heel and tongue and the Wings on the ankle strap. Just yesterday Sneaker News compiled a nice Air Jordan Commercials feature, and the first one we showed just so happened to be the AJ1 Banned advertisement.
Next up is another pair of the Air Jordan VI, featuring a white upper (peep the contrasting smooth and pebbled leather) and a blue midsole – a throwback to the OG September Blue colorway. The midsole features a dark grey rather than white, and the inner lining is grey opposed to the original black. A few other changes lie within this AJ6 sample as well, like the red-bottomed sole. However, these are just a sample version of the Air Jordan VI Pistons, but considering the Pistons VI has been enduring markdown after markdown on shelves, these samples might’ve been a better move. A few more treats come in a candy-yellow pair of the Air Jordan Accolades, as well as a highlighter-green pair of the Air Jordan 1 Phat Low, two vibrant colorways similar to two-thirds of the upcoming Air Jordan II Candy Pack.
Last, but not least, we have a black version of the Air Jordan II, featuring a nubuck upper, a shiny pebbled mudguard (possibly patent leather), and a black midsole – a colorway very much similar to the Air Jordan II Black/Chrome Retro of 2004. These are rumored to release within the next two months, but we’ll have to wait to see if any of the others will make their way to retail. So what do you think of these samples? A must-cop if they release? Better left scrapped? We’d like to hear from you. via modern-notoriety.
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