March 13, 2012 BY John Kim
The Sneaker News March Madness Non-OG Air Jordan Tournament is now underway as we started off the first bracket of voting with last night’s ‘West’ regional bracket. Voting for the West region is still open, but if you’re ready to move forward to the next step, here’s a look at the East regional bracket, featuring another crop of eight Air Jordan Retro heavyweights. Grabbing the #1 seed is the Air Jordan V ‘Laney’, joined by two last-minute inclusions in the Air Jordan V ‘Tokyo 23’ and Air Jordan VI ‘Beijing Olympics’ that earned spots by advancing from the Play-In Round. Continue below to vote in the East Regional of the Sneaker News March Madness Non-OG Air Jordan Tournament and stay tuned for the remaining two brackets of the First Round! Remember, the polls will stay open until 11:59 PM EST this Sunday, March 18th.
ROUND 1 VOTING
MATCHUP #1 – Michael Jordan’s High School roots grabs the number 1 seed in the East bracket, squaring off against the 2008 version of the ‘Olympic’ VI.
 Air Jordan V ‘Laney’ vs.  Air Jordan VI ‘Beijing Olympics’
MATCHUP #2 – The first hip-hop act to get his own Air Jordan battles it out with the Japan-exclusive Air Jordan V ‘Tokyo 23’.
 Air Jordan II ‘Eminem’ vs.  Air Jordan V ‘Tokyo 23’
MATCHUP #3 – Red and Grey in two version goes toe to toe; which will win – Mark Smith’s laser or the clean white leather?
 Air Jordan IV ‘Black Laser’ vs.  Air Jordan X ‘White/Red’
MATCHUP #4 – Two of the most beloved Retro+ colorways of their respective models face off in a battle for lifestyle supremacy!
 Air Jordan III ‘Mocha’ vs.  Air Jordan IV ‘Oreo’