Written By: Jamari Magee
As this year of 2018 is coming to a close, I’m here to discuss the top 5 Jordan releases of the year. Starting the list at number one, you may have guessed it,the Jordan Concords 11’s 2018 release. Released on December 8th, 2018,is already anticipated to be the largest shoe release in history. The first ever surfacing of the shoe was in 1995 when Michael Jordan wore them in a playoff game against the Orlando Magic. The second release came in 2000, the third release came in 2006, the fourth release came in 2011, now in present day the fifth release in 2018. These shoes are retailing at $220 as of right now,may drop or rise in the future. Can be bought online, rare to find in stores at this time.
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The second hottest Jordan retro that got released this year was the Jordan Retro 3OG Black Cements. This shoe was released on February 17th, 2018.There is always an argument between Jordan Retro fanatics about which shoe is the most clean and classiest. The argument usually comes down between the Jordan Retro 1 or Jordan Retro 3, but this shoe is without a doubt a clean shoe. The perfect mixture of solid black colors along with the little splash of red and grey. These shoes are currently retailing at $200 and are still able to be bought online for a lower price.
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The third shoe inside the top 5 today is the Jordan Retro 12 Bulls. This shoe was released right before the Concord 11’s, the release date being November 24th,2018, two days after thanksgiving this year. These are the type of shoes you will see people wear once around the time they are released, then you won’t see them wear them until the summer. These shoes are very exclusive and popula rgiven that the Jordan 12 Retro shoe is already hyped by Jordan fans. This shoe surfaced a couple years ago as a customized shoe from a fan and the fact that they took that idea into consideration and created it into an actual color way of the retro, is just amazing. This shoe is currently retailing at $190 and can be bought online and in stores.
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The fourth shoe in the top 5 is going to be the Off White x Jordan 1 White. Off White is one of the most popular brands in the world right now, and when two powerhouse brands like Jordan and Off White come together and collaboration for such a classical shoe, there is no way this shoe isn’t top 5. The shoe was released on March 3rd, 2018 and is only retailing $190 but resellers are selling them for over $2,000 because they are so rare to find in stores.
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The very last shoe on the list is the Travis Scott x Air Jordan 4 Cactus Jack Houston Oilers. This unique shoe is unlike non other retro out there. The weird blue used in the colorway makes the color really pop out and stand out when its wore with outfits. Inspired by the Famous Rapper Travis Scott, one of a selected few that has his own special edition Jordan retro named after him. This shoe was released on June 9th, 2018 and is currently retailing for $225.
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