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Air Jordan Retro Shoes, the Hottest Thing Happening

Updated on November 10, 2009

The Most Popular Style Jordans this Summer

With the release of the Air Jordan DMP and CDP Packages, these shoes have once again been flying off the retail racks both online and offline. The most popular styles right now on eBay are two of the originals Air Jordan III (3) and Air Jordan 11. The two pairs have been selling like hotcakes. With the Air Jordan 3 there is a unique style that cannot be copied by any other shoe line, the color that is happening right now seems to be the black/cement grey with the elephant like designs. I had a pair of these years back but it didn't cost me nearly as much as the price they are going for now. The retro ones are selling good, but the original ones as in the photo with the Nike Air on the back can run you about $200 to $400 if you can find an Authentic pair that's in great condition. The original air Jordan 3 was released back in 1988 with the Black/cement style being retroed in 1994 and 2001,2003 and 2007, it also was the first pair of Jordans to show an visible air sole. This was also the very first Air Jordan to feature the Jumpman logotype instead of the Wings logo that was on the I's and II's.

The air jordan 11 is receiving just as much hype because everyone wants to go back to the originals making these shoes hotter now than when they first came out in 1995 and 1996. The air jordan 11 featured patent leather and also the clear rubber sole. The only disappointing thing back then was how the soles yellowed quickly and the leather cracked up from everyday wear but the design was enough to keep em buying more pairs when one ruined. These shoes were retroed in 2000,2001, 2003, and the 2006 DMP Retro. My favorite colors were the black-true red-white, they seemed to match with everything especially my blue jeans. But like everyone else I was spending a hell of a lot of money just for the recognition because not everyone could afford to be a show off.

The shoes that people are quickly tiring of would have to be the fusions, meaning one style mixed with another or mixed with several other styles which makes it quite hard to figure out what kind of jordans you are wearing at the moment. I have often wondered why the Jordan shoe line has so many international releases, if anyone was thinking clearly then they would find that having an international release means opening the door to knock offs being created and the company still losing money. Most Jordans are manufactured right in china as are most knockoffs, while you can sometimes tell the difference between a knock off and quality item, its really hard these days to do that so you have to be extremely careful about what you are buying and who you are buying from. Or you can simply do a thread check, Jordans are all A Quality, if you can view the original pair in stores and look at the pair you have purchased off line, it should be identical to the one in stores. This is what many do when purchasing Gucci bags as well because the Gucci employees, managers, etc will not authenticate an online purchase so its pretty pointless to ask for help in authentication from the retail stores, but you can take a pair of shoes directly into Nike town or Footlocker and look at the exact same pair to judge authenticity for yourself.

If you are going to purchase a pair, I would suggest getting two, one to wear and the other to store away because if its this valuable now just think of how much more a single pair would be worth in a few years. The Jordan shoe line is one that will always be around even though Michael Jordan is retired, but personally he just might suprise you because he's still got game and a son whom we've heard is really great at the b-ball too.

Air Jordan III (3) & Air Jordan 11

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      Gregor Miller 5 years ago from Glasgow

      Just got some Air Jordan V, love them so much!

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      Moogus Clamstain 6 years ago

      (There are 3 user posts on this page- prior to adding my breaking news.)

      Okay, so... '3 people posting on this page work for Nike.'

      That's....ummm....that's all it is. Thanks. Thank you.

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      Jordan 7 years ago

      The shoes are a definite must have for any Nike lover. One question though, are they available all over the country? What I like about Jordans is that they are multi-purpose. I’m not much of a basketball player but the shoes are always great just for the outdoors! Kind of a fashion style you can say!

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      nowa.julie 7 years ago

      i really like the pictures of the shoes i have the hottest new air jordans right now and i got them in the mall and they were not cheep and they are so hot i got them for basketball bc i am on a team and they are good they have so much pop they are black white and gray

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      Atinnovate 7 years ago from New Orleans, Louisiana

      The hottest plyometric strength jumping shoe on the market is the ATI Training Shoe