March 20, 2012 BY Aaron Hope
The Sneaker News March Madness Non-OG Air Jordan Tournament gives our readers a chance to settle the score in determining which is the greatest non-original colorway in the Air Jordan Legacy. 2010’s monster hit ‘Cool Grey’ Air Jordan XI is the 1 seed in the West, winning its opening round contest over the AJX’s 2005 ‘Ice Blue’ release. Over in the Southwest region, the 2007 Air Jordan III in Silver has advanced from the 3 slot despite the asterisk its CG nickname will forever carry. And in the Southeast, the 2001 CGXI’s most direct descendent has slipped through to round two after winning the 4/5 matchup, setting up the potential for three of the Final Four to represent the same color scheme.
The recent impact of 2K10’s Cool Grey Elevens is fresh enough that you’d have to expect they’re the favorite (both among those three and the entire bracket), but maybe that could shift with this huge piece of news. Joining this most jam-packed year on record is another potential wildfire in the Air Jordan IX Retro ‘Cool Grey’ arriving for the first time since its 2002 debut. Jordan Brand in particular has really outdone themselves with the huge array of heat this year, but will you be able to figure out how to afford them all?! Click through to get another look at the Air Jordan 9 Cool Grey 2012 slated for this December and stick with Sneaker News for the release date. via US11