With a new year comes a brand new range of styles for the popular Nike Air Jordan. According to research, Michael Jordan has made a whopping $1 billion from Nike over the years.
If you're interested in acquiring some new Jordans this year, it's essential to keep up with the latest Air Jordan trends.
Here are some of the Air Jordan styles to look out for in 2023, so you can be on top of your sneaker game.
Air Jordan 9 "Olive Concord"
The newest Air Jordan 9 features an "Olive Concord" colorway that features a sleek black leather upper and olive green nubuck overlays. Concord blue accents replace the original red to give the new version a fresh, updated look.
The shoes retail for approximately $200 and hit the market on January 7, 2023. These sneaks are a twist on the Air Jordan 9 "Olive" and they have an official color scheme in "Black/Bright Concord-Light Olive-Aquatone."
While the olive parts of the shoe could be confused with brown, their earthiness shows up on closer examination. Pops of concord blue accents give these Nike Air Jordans a fun and funky upgrade for 2023.
Air Jordan 2 "Craft"
The new "Craft" collection from Air Jordan includes a mid and low-top release for the spring 2023 lineup. These shoes will be available in both men's and women's styles, with the men's being a low-top and the women's being a mid-top style.
These kicks have smooth, supple buttery leather details including on the uppers for women and the overlays for men. These sneakers definitely have an earthy, almost desert-like theme.
Color names include Sunset Haze, Desert, Sail, and Muslin for a nice, warm tone that works both on and off the court. The aged soles give the shoes a more worn-in look, and these babies are full of fun details. If you're looking for Air Jordan colors that will go with anything from denim and shorts to leggings, you can't go wrong with the new "Craft."
Air Jordan Styles: XX3 "Year of the Rabbit"
2023 is the official "Year of the Rabbit," so it's no surprise that Air Jordan released a pair of shoes to celebrate. These sneakers are a real fan favorite as the brand releases a new signature model for the Chinese New Year. The pair joins the Air Jordan 1 Low OG which was made for the East-Asian festival.
The silhouette for these Jordans was originally released in 2008 and designed by Tinker Hatfield. In most runs, you'll find the design released through various collaborations over the years.
This year's "Year of the Rabbit" version wasn't made through collaboration, but it's still a special-edition pair made to honor the Lunar New Year tradition. The only rabbit you'll find on these shoes is on the inner tongues.
On the rest of the shoe, look for beautiful jade-green colored shroud overlays and toes which are trimmed in gold. Touches of red decorate the tongue tags and insoles to represent Lucky Envelopes. The rest of the shoes are fitted in a clean, crisp white color to help the design stand out.
Kid Exclusive: Air Jordan 7 GS "Barely Grape"
The Air Jordan 7 GS "Barely Grape" design is made exclusively for kids and it comes just after the brand celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2022. This shoe is encased in smooth, lightly tumbled black leather with contrasting thread work.
Touches of the color "Barely Grape" and "Rush Fuschia" give these shoes a playful pop of color and lots of character. The sneakers are somewhat reminiscent of past designs including the Citrus 7s and the Lakers 6s.
These kicks include comfy black neoprene tongues and thick outsoles trimmed with touches of white and purple. Lavendar-colored liners finish the design and make these Jordans a great choice for little girls.
Air Jordan 3 "Marstone"
Another kids-only release for 2023 is the Air Jordan 3 "Marstone," which should hit store shelves this coming March. This completely new release draws inspiration from vintage styles with its white leather uppers and a few red accents.
But what makes these shoes different is that the traditional "Fire Red" color has now been replaced by a more muted clay-colored red called "Marstone." You'll find it on the collar, midsole, and elephant print.
A brighter, vivid Team Orange color shades the liners, midfoot panels, and eyestays of the shoes. The entire design is accented with an aged look including rear tabs, undyed suede on the toe, and sail midsoles. Black branding and rubber outsoles finish off the new look.
Air Jordan 2 "Lucky Green"
It's not surprising that these Air Jordans are set to be released in March of 2023 due to the colorway's name of "Lucky Green." Air Jordan 2 continues to be a dominant, popular style and this year is no exception.
The Air Jordan 2 "Lucky Green" is a nod to the Boston Celtics and is perfectly timed for release during the month that hosts St. Patrick's Day. Aside from the fun green color, these Nike Air Jordans will arrive in OG form so they won't have anything unusual in terms of the silhouette, which many fans seem to crave.
The bright green color is found on the trim, while the staple white and grey sole is found underneath. If you're looking for a fun pair of Jordans that aren't too overboard in terms of pattern or color, then these shoes will fit the bill.
An Exciting Year Ahead
As you can see, 2023 is going to be full of exciting new Air Jordan styles. From kids-only exclusives to new colorways that make the shoes more accessible, there's bound to be something this year for everyone.
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