Jordan Brand Officially Unveils Their Spring 2021 Releases
Jordan Brand opens the new year with its Spring 2021 Retro Footwear Collection. The assortment introduces three new women’s exclusives (including the first women’s iteration of the Air Jordan 9) and fresh iterations of the Air Jordan 1, 4, and 5, amongst others. Take in an official look and wording from the brand here below, and should you wish to read up more on each release, simply tap the relevant link below each pair for a full rundown — or you can check out our full list of upcoming Air Jordan Releases for 2020 right here
Air Jordan 13 “Starfish”
Style Code: 414571-108
Release Date: January 2nd, 2021
Incorporating classic Starfish Orange — a color rooted in recent Jordan Brand history — this take on the Air Jordan 13 sits an OG genuine quilted leather upper atop the familiar panther paw-like outsole. Complete with the holographic cat’s eye along with a carbon fiber shank plate, this retro comes with OG packaging and releases in full family sizing.
Air Jordan 1 High OG
Style Code: 555088-118
Color: White/Volt/University Gold/Black
Release Date: January 9th, 2020
This new take on the classic Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG takes inspiration from various design cues used in previous Air Jordan I models. Foldable eyelet-flaps, exposed foam on the tongue with a reversed tongue tag, and tri-tonal color-blocking of Volt, University Gold and Sail simultaneously pay homage to iterations of the past while creating a new execution of the model.
Women’s Air Jordan 4 “Starfish”
Style Code: CW7183-100
Color: Sail/Black/Starfish/Light Smoke Grey
Release Date: January 21st, 2021
Another women’s exclusive, inspiration from space exploration showcases the strength and beauty of the technical materials used in spacesuits across this Air Jordan 4. The upper is made of a black and Starfish Orange metallic mesh and is complemented by matte TPU heel tabs and wings. The black mesh netting on the quarter panel and tongue bottom lead up to a raw-edge construction on the tongue upper exposing the foam material underneath. Hits of orange on the toe and heel of the rubber outsole complete the look.
Air Jordan 9 “University Gold”
Style Code: CT8019-070
Color: Black/Dark Charcoal-University Gold
Release Date: January 30th, 2021
Taking a more subtle approach to the Air Jordan 9, this rendition pairs subdued tones of black and charcoal on genuine nubuck leather with pops of University Gold throughout the sock liner and branding on the midsole, tongue, and heel. The model maintains an OG construction and is available in a full family offering.
Women’s Air Jordan 1 High OG “Metallic Silver”
Style Code: CD0461-001
Color: Black/Metallic Silver-White-Black
Release Date: February 12th, 2021
This women’s release offers a twist on the Air Jordan 1 Gold Toe, switching out the patent gold from that model for “crinkle” silver — inspired by space innovation and the future of flight. The shoe’s color blocking balances genuine black leather overlays on the toe, tongue, and collar, a white quarter panel, and midsole, and crinkle silver details on the ankle, heel, and toe box. This model comes in extended sizing (women’s 5 up to women’s 16.5/ men’s 3.5 up to men’s 15).
Air Jordan 1 High OG “University Blue”
Style Code: 555088-134
Color: White/University Blue/Black
Release Date: February 20th, 2021
Familiar colors applied with a fresh color-blocking scheme characterize this Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG. The shoe brings genuine University Blue leather to the ankle, heel, toe, and outsole, black on the Swoosh and collar, and contrasts it with a white quarter panel, midsole, tongue, and toe box. A black Wings logo with University Blue branding on the tongue finishes off the model’s clean and classic detailing.
Air Jordan 5 “Anthracite”
Style Code: DB0731-001
Color: Anthracite/Wolf Grey-Clear-Black
Release Date: February 24th, 2021
Celebrating the iconic textural elements of the Air Jordan 5 in new places, this reconstructed and reconfigured iteration sees the OG reflective material typically found on the tongue upper now on the quarter panel and tongue bottom. This installment, releasing in men’s and grade school sizing, mixes suede leather, textiles, and translucence in new ways while also maintaining OG details like the hallmark “23” branding on the heel and splatter finish on the midsole.
Air Jordan 3 “Cool Grey”
Style Code: CT8532-012
Color: Silver/Light Graphite/Orange Peel/Sport Red
Release Date: February 27th, 2021
Re-releasing for the first time since 2007, this Air Jordan 3 Retro returns with true-to-form coloring and upgraded materials. With hits of Sport Red and Orange Peel on the tongue, eyelets, Air bag and heel tab, the upgraded construction features a genuine leather upper, matte-finished midsole, and elephant print overlays on the forefoot and heel. This retro arrives in a full family offering.
Air Jordan 4 “University Blue”
Style Code: CT8527-400
Color: University Blue/Tech Grey/White/Black
Release Date: March 6th, 2020
With University Blue genuine suede leather upper, this new rendition of the Air Jordan 4 combines premium materials with a classic Jumpman color scheme. The shoe’s construction features OG mesh netting on the quarter panel and tongue bottom with recognizable cement splatter on the midsole, heel tabs and wings and is completed by a woven jock tag on the tongue. This model comes in new packaging and is available in men’s and grade school sizing.
Air Jordan 5 “Stealth 2.0”
Style Code: DD0587-140
Color: White/Stealth/Black/Hyper Royal
Release Date: March 27th, 2021
An evolution of the Air Jordan 5 Stealth, which originally released in 2006, this model puts a fresh twist on the familiar colorway. An all-white genuine leather upper with the OG silver reflective tongue are accented by black on the midsole with a blue splatter finish and blue on the lace toggle and sock liner. The shoe, which comes with new packaging, releases in full family sizing.
Women’s Air Jordan 9 “Cactus Flower”
Style Code: CV0420-100
Color: White/Cactus Flower-Desert Berry
Release Date: Early 2021
This exclusive model marks the first time Jordan Brand has introduced the Air Jordan 9 to its women’s line. The Air Jordan IX, which was originally released during MJ’s first retirement from basketball, tells an international story that uses the shoes’ outsoles as its canvas. Through distinct global graphics and words in different languages, the shoe illustrates MJ’s impact and influence around the world. That sentiment lives on today, evidenced in this women’s exclusive model which features the phrase “Change the World” on the heel loop. The shoe also employs unique color schemes on both shoes using vegetable-tanned materials and natural plant-based dyes.