Sun. Nov 27th, 2022

Women have historically had restricted access to expensive Air Jordans. However, that pattern has started to shift in recent years. Jordan Brand has started developing desirable hues produced by and for women by working with artists like Aleali May and Olivia Kim, among others.

 

The Women’s Air Jordan OG made its debut in 1998, marking the start of the history of footwear designed specifically for women. Through a number of retros, including the “Citrus,” “Metallic Silver,” and “Pink Snakeskin” Air Jordan 11 Lows, the company increased their selection of women’s footwear in 2001.

 

WMNS Air Jordan 12 Retro Low ‘Real Pink’

The Air Jordan 12 first debuted as a mid-top model during the 1996–1997 NBA season before being updated and reissued as a low-top in 2004. The below-ankle throwback, first popular on the court by Mike Bibby, continued to be popular in retail.

 

The WMNS Air Jordan 12 Low “Real Pink,” which attracted attention with its unusual colorway, is just one example of the vivid colour stories that Jordan Brand explored over the years. Although this 2004 version was designed with a female customer in mind, many male hip-hop fans fell in love with the pink sunglasses Cameron and Kanye West were wearing and purchased them one and a half sizes larger to partake in the trend.

 

A-Ma Maniére x WMNS Air Jordan 3 Retro SP ‘Raised By Women’

Deloris, Michael Jordan’s mother, may have persuaded the budding superstar to attend a meeting with Nike in 1984, but it was Tinker Hatfield’s Air Jordan 3 that persuaded Jordan to stick around for the long haul.

 

The Air Jordan 3 has surpassed themes and generations since its initial introduction in 1988 and has found fresh life as a retro staple. In terms of sentiment and sizing, James Whitner’s A Ma Maniere x WMNS Air Jordan 3 Retro SP “Raised by Women” pays tribute to mothers like Deloris Jordan. It is still regarded as one of the most esteemed shoe launches of 2021 today.

 

Olivia Kim x WMNS Air Jordan 4 Retro ‘No Cover’

When it debuted in 2006, the Air Jordan 4 “Black Cat” was innovative for the time. Few designers had the insight to see the power of a stealthy throwback styled in all-black in an era that was fixated on flashy streetwear and vivid sneakers.

 

WMNS Air Jordan 5 Retro ‘Stealth

To fit Michael Jordan’s vicious playing style, Tinker Hatfield created the Air Jordan 5 in 1990 by drawing influence from the combative attitude of American WWII fighter jets. By 2006, the design had already established itself as a classic, debuting in eye-catching colours for a fresh period of expression.

 

The smooth and sparkling contrast of the WMNS Air Jordan 5 Retro “Stealth” in particular made it stand out. Unexpected pink accents on an all-grey upper helped to reimagine the fighter jet fangs, branding, and lining of the eye-catching shape.

 

WMNS Air Jordan 11 Retro Low ‘Pink Snakeskin’

Jordan Brand saw significant success when the Air Jordan 11 Low Retro made its debut in 2001. The line introduced something that was founded in performance but lifestyle in appearance by formally launching a design that was initially created for Michael as a player exclusive. The WMNS Air Jordan 11 Low Retro “Pink Snakeskin” was regarded by many as being the best model. This trailblazing pair, first seen in 2001 and brought back in 2019, continues to arouse nostalgia and draws attention everywhere it goes.

 

WMNS Air Jordan 8 Retro ‘White Aqua’

In 2007, the release of the WMNS Air Jordan 8 “Aqua” was a turning point. Not only did it launch a women’s exclusive that uncannily resembled a Chris Paul exclusive, but also established the framework for following “White Oreo” 4s and “Black Grape” 5s.

 

This classic release was brought back in 2019, and it holds up just as well as it did the first time. This white leather update for women pays homage to the “Aqua” colorway that Michael Jordan debuted at the 1993 NBA All-Star Game and is a timeless classic.

 

WMNS Air Jordan OG Retro ‘White’ 2020

It was obvious that the newly established Jordan Brand had an inkling that women were the future as they prepared for a period when Michael Jordan wouldn’t be playing professional basketball. The WMNS Air Jordan OG was introduced by the company in 1998, the same year that Michael Jordan played his final game as a Bull, as a message about the future of basketball.

 

Aleali May x WMNS Air Jordan 14 Retro Low SP ‘Fortune’

Aleali May, a celebrity stylist, has a wider shooting range than the NBA’s top shooters. May, who is knowledgeable about the nuances of sportswear, fashion, and jewellery, combines all of these worlds in her co-designed sneakers.

 

On the 2021 Aleali May x WMNS Air Jordan 14 Low Retro “Fortune,” this is the situation. This sporty silhouette from 1999, which was inspired by gold jewellery her grandmother gave her, is made contemporary by sandy suede on the upper and jade marbling on the midsole.

 

WMNS Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG SE ‘Atmosphere’

The 1985 release of the Air Jordan 1 featured colorways that matched the Chicago Bulls’ uniform and only came in men’s and boys’ sizes. Even though the design was extended into metallic hues a few months later, it wasn’t until the 2010s that the most sought-after versions of the Air Jordan 1 were made exclusively for women, with different sizes, scales, and colorways.

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