Jordan Brand revealed its Spring 2022 collection over the weekend, giving all of us a better look at what to expect next year. In addition to some exciting releases, it was also revealed that Jordan Brand has raised the prices of most of its retros, meaning some models, including two colorways of the Air Jordan 3 and 4, will now cost $210 at retail. Other models have been reportedly bumped to $200, while the Air Jordan 1 stays put at its current price tag of $170.

This, of course, caused quite a stir on social media, with users firing comments back and forth under images of the upcoming sneakers. Some claimed it was inevitable, considering the worldwide inflation due to the Coronavirus pandemic, while others said they were used to it, since Jordan Brand sneakers have been getting consistently more expensive over the years. Many users were upset, however, as $200 + is a lot of money to pay for mass-market, general release sneakers.

Highlights from the Jordan Brand Spring 2022 collection include a reverse Royal Nike Air Jordan 1, dubbed “Marina Blue,” an “Arctic” Nike Air Jordan 5 Low, “Infrared” Nike Air Jordan 4, and “Cardinal Red” Nike Air Jordan 3. The two special edition colorways in the collection priced at $210 are the Phil Jackson-inspired “Amethyst Wave” Nike Air Jordan 4, and the “Muslin” Nike Air Jordan 3 (which some people, surprisingly, have compared to the A Ma Maniere 3s). Check both out below.

The first drops are set to arrive in January, so stay tuned for official SNKRS information as we get it.

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Brand: Nike Air Jordan
Model: 9 "Chile Red"
Release Date: February 25
Price: $190
Buy: Online at SNKRS

Editor's Notes: Hello, bank account? Yes, it's me again, letting you know I'll be making yet another withdrawal for a pair of Nike Air Jordan 9s.

I imagine that's how it goes as you scan through the Jordan Brand seasonal release schedule. There are no breaks, from the holiday season to Spring/Summer to Fall/Winter, and back again.

With the last unveiling of things to come from Jordan, an updated, block-colored rendition of the Air Jordan 9 was revealed. The new iteration dials back on the usual two-tone looks that dress the silhouette, switching out the black and white of the "University Blue" or multi-colored palette of the "Change the World" for an aesthetic that 2013 Kanye would die for.

Taking on the makeup of the Nike Air Yeezy 2 "Red October" or Air Max 90 "Independence Day," the "Chile Red" is just as spicy as it sounds.

There is somewhat of a luxury feel to this pair, which mixes a suede upper with patent leather overlays at the mudguard and heel, all of which are colored a bright red. Breaking up the solid block of color are black accents that sit at the eyelets, tongue tag, pull tab, outsole, and “23” branding on the heel.

If you're planning on pulling out your Chicago Bulls jersey in the Sping, this pair is a no-brainer to tie the look together.


Editor's Notes: Although one of the lesser-known Nike Air Jordan silhouettes, the AJ14 has spent its fair share of time in the limelight over the last couple of years, thanks to collaborations with CLOT and Aleali May.

Interestingly, the Air Jordan 14's recent iterations have been women's exclusive releases, and the upcoming "Red Lipstick" is no exception. The low-top sneaker adopts color blocking that is wholly familiar to Air Jordan fans – black and red, or "Bred" as we've come to know it.

This pair gets a full suede treatment with a smooth texture – unlike the textured midfoot on both the CLOT and Aleali May pairs – and providing an aesthetic more in line with the OG "Laney" and "Ginger" AJ14 Lows. The black suede wraps the shoe and provides a solid matte block on which the red tongues, laces, and lining create a bold contrast.

When adopting a colorway as iconic to the Air Jordan lineup as "Bred" to women's exclusive release, it does leave us wondering why Nike feels the need to apply hyper-feminine branding and storytelling to sell the sneaker. Female sneakerheads are just as familiar with the "Bred" colorway – it doesn't need to be rebranded into "lipstick" to be understood.

With the limitations on sizing, Nike's new storytelling-focused strategy to engage female sneakerheads seems puzzling, when dropping gender-inclusive sizing seems like the most logical solution to a problem and frustration that has been echoed over and over by sneakerheads.

 Air Jordan 9 “Particle Grey” Release Pushed Back

Jordan Brand will be releasing a new Air Jordan 9 “Particle Grey” colorway to kick off the new year.

Dressed in a Black, University Red, Particle Grey, and White color scheme. This Air Jordan 9 comes constructed in a mix of nubuck and leather featuring a Black upper with Dark Grey overlays that could be 3M reflective. Red contrasting accents on the branded areas atop a clean White rubber sole completes the design.

Look for the Air Jordan 9 “Particle Grey” to release in April 2022 at select retailers and The retail price tag is set at $200 USD.

Air Jordan 9 “Particle Grey”
Color: Black/University Red-Particle Grey-White
Style Code: CT8019-060
Release Date: April 2022

UPDATE 12/7: Here is a first look at the Air Jordan 9 “Particle Grey” releasing Spring 2022. Check out the photo below, which is in grade school sizing. 

The Air Jordan 6 ‘University Blue’ Surprisingly Releases on SNKRS

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Jordan Brand quietly released the Air Jordan 6 “University Blue” yesterday and sizes for the latest style sold out quickly upon launch. For fans who missed out on acquiring a pair, sizes are available on the resale market.

The lowest asking price for the Air Jordan 6 “University Blue” at the time of publication is $350 for men’s sizes 7.5 and 8 and the highest bid is $$396 for a men’s size 9.5. The average resale price of the shoe is currently $384.

The sold-out sneaker is also available on GOAT, with the low asking price at the time of publication at $390 for men’s sizes 9 and 13 and the prices of the shoe go as high as $482 for a men’s size 15.

According to the shoe’s product description on SNKRS, Air Jordan 6 “University Blue” celebrates Michael Jordan’s student-athlete days when he was attending the University of North Carolina in the ’80s. The shoe features a two-tone white and blue upper inspired by the UNC Tar Heels team colors along with a jersey-inspired patch on the heel. Rounding out the look is a white and black midsole and a translucent outsole.

In addition to being able to grab the Air Jordan 6 “University Blue” on the secondary market, sneaker leak social media account @zSneakerheadz revealed on Instagram that the sold-out style will release again on March 5 via SNKRS and at select Jordan Brand retailers for $210.

Air Jordan 1 Mid White Yellow Perfect for Spring

The Air Jordan 1 Mid “White/Yellow” is just one of the many fresh colorways to arrive on the silhouette this spring and summer as more images of the upcoming pair are provided. Clean yet vibrant, the mid-top boasts a two-tone color scheme across its leather construction with yellow dominating its overlays and white utilized for its base, nylon tongues, laces, and ankle portion. Finally, a white midsole and yellow rubber outsole solidifies the profile.

Expect this colorway of the Air Jordan 1 Mid to debut at select Jordan Brand stockists and online soon. Stay tuned for the official release date. Always keep it locked to KicksOnFire for the latest in sneaker news, release dates and where to purchase your favorite kicks.