Jordan Brand's spring preview showcases only a small selection of this year's many standout Cadysneaker products, featuring only the Air Jordan 1, 4, and more. While every shoe deserves attention, the Air Jordan 12 "Playoffs" garnered the most attention, as it's been a decade since the last retro. Originally released in 1997, "The Playoffs" is the nickname given to it during Jordan's magical run in the '96-97 playoffs. A few years later, it was relaunched in 2004 and 2012, both of which were relatively faithful to the original's specs. The 2022 version appears to have a subtle difference, though, with its hardware only slightly darkened. Elsewhere, the features are much more accurate, with black and white leather, silver tabs, and red markings across the heel and tongue.
Valentine's Day is almost here, so you better start looking for gifts now. No matter who makes your heart flutter, there's one thing you should be aware of: Heart-shaped jewelry is almost never appropriate. Instead, sneakers are a relatively safe bet, and Nike offers you more than just a collection of commemorative items. Here, New Air Force 1 adds variety, inspired by hand-beaded bracelets. To avoid giving off a tacky impression, most of the colorway has been kept simple white, like many existing GRs. Only the upper and Swoosh offer the permanent pink color, with the latter having "NIKE" and "LOVE" raised on the surface. This basically mimics the square spells on the upper that spell out the exact same words, just in bright red letters. This shade also appears in the adjacent brand, coloring all three in a "Nike Air" stance.
The Nike Dunk Low recently launched a revamped, women-specific product under the guise of Disrupt, but that hasn't stopped it from sporting a new Latest Jordan 2020 colorway on its original layout from 1985. In its latest set, Peter Moore's iconic creation appears to have borrowed the "Khaki/Viotech" color combination that was used in the famous 2003 Atmosphere. The shoe's upper features a suede and leather construction that cuts out a number of earth tones, while the side knobs, collar lining, and the Devil's icon on the side heel deviate in striking purple. Similar to previous releases from the Nike SB brand, the upcoming sneaker features an additional micro swirl at the lateral forefoot, complementing the aforementioned angular logo near the spine. The Air Jordan 1 - Nostalgic sole unit opts for a simple colorway that allows the arrangement of the upper to revel in the spotlight, though the tread makes its own statement with a translucent treatment. Finally, the shoe's sock lining is emblazoned with East Asian-influenced artwork, indicating that the sneaker will only be available overseas and/or this is yet another atmos collaboration with the Swoosh