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Career & Work 382 views Oct 07, 2014
Nike and Jordan Brand History

Over two decades ago in the Berto Center in Deerfield, Ill. Air Jordan 11 Legend Blue  the finest player in the overall game of basketball in the prime of his career did the unthinkable. At age 30-years-old, Jordan introduced his retirement in the National basketball association.
“We’d a large problem after i upon the market in 1993,” Jordan stated in the 2005 book Jordan 11 Legend Blue For Sale , Driven from inside. “Nike didnthink the Jordan product wouldnsell basically wasn playing basketball.”All the brand forecasts at that time forecasted the brand wouldn allow it to be. Fortunately for Nike and sneaker fanatics, MJ was dedicated to seeing his eponymous brand grow despite his absence in the basketball court- and that he was prepared to spend their own personal money to get it done. “I’ve always thought-even even today-the company can withstand me being making headlines or from the public eye because there’s a recognised style within the minds from the consumer,” Jordan stated.
While in the center of settling a brand new hire Jordan 11 Legend Blue 2014 , Jordan provided to fund their own guarantee of years around the contract in return for the company investing on marketing. The gamble compensated off for Jordan, who didn eed to negotiate another Nike deal for 3 decades.

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  • 10 Jan 2015
    This New Jordans 2015 remastered edition of the “Columbia” now being dubbed, “Legend Blue” features a full tumbled leather upper with perforations in place of the mesh netting as well as Midnight Navy Blue accents and Legend Blue Jumpman logos on the tongue, insoles, and back heel.Look for the Air Jordan 4 Retro “Columbia” to release this Saturday, January 10th at select Jordan Brand retailers, including UBIQ. Retail price tag is set at $190 USD.Stepping into the new year with a fresh new body of work, artist Shannon Favia uses the Air Jordan 3 “Infrared 23″ as her muse for her latest painting. With the previously mentioned release prominently featured in the center of the canvas, a barrage of warm and energetic shades of color fill in the rest of the piece. While snow and cold weather are dominating much of the East coast, Favia manages to heat things up with this artistic reinterpretation. Read on for some detailed shots, and be sure to drop us a line in the comments section below. Keep up with Shannon on IG to see more of her work.After a long wait that felt like an eternity, the magical day is only a few hours away. The Jordans 2015 legend blue will finally be releasing tomorrow, January 10th. This Air Jordan retro will be the first remastered Jordan Brand sneaker that will release in what will be a HUGE 2015.Draped in a premium white tumbled leather on the upper, Midnight Navy accents on the outsole, inner lining, lace waffles and midsole provide the perfect compliment to that beautiful white upper. Round laces and Legend Blue hits on both Jumpman logos, the heel and the tongue serve as the finishing touch for this highly anticipated sneaker. Retailing for a new price of $190, will this remastered and revived Air Jordan 4 be your first Jordan retro addition of 2015?There have been plenty of Air Jordans to release only in men’s sizes, so there’s not a lot of room for guys to complain. Yet there have still been a handful of women’s exclusive releases that guys wish they could get their hands on.Some lucky guys are able to just buy a size and a half bigger than their standard size,and fit right in. Women’s New Jordans sizing went all the way up to 14 back in 2001, meaning that as long as you weren’t bigger than a men’s 11.5, you were good to go. It all changed after 2001. Sizing went down, with the largest released size going up to 13, and in some colorways—11.
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  • 11 Oct 2016
    NBA vet and longtime JB PG Chris Paul just added another Jordan 11 Low Breds PE to his collection which he’s debuted in tonight’s preseason game. Sporting a white-colored upper, blue patent leather mudguard and icy outsole, they are consistent with his team tones and pretty swaggy on court.Chris Paul unveiled another Jordans 11 Clippers PE.This never-before-seen 2016 Jordan 11 Space Jam includes a White-colored mesh upper which includes Royal Blue accents since the patent leather overlay and tongue strip. Finishing the appearance is really a translucent icy outsole.The Environment Jordan 11 is much more symbolic of patent leather than any shoe ever. Later this season, it throws everything away for just one brief, torrid dalliance with another material. I provide you with the Jordans 11 Suede.The name is well, pretty self-explanatory. A nappier raw-like suede is draped over every inch from the upper, replacing the typical patent, Cordura mesh as well as the periodic pop of leather. Dark gray is layered on in monochromatic fashion, a awesome, neutral style that enables the timeless design and premium materials to sit down front row-center.Latest Under Armour Curry to leak is an additional vibrant pair while outfitted in Teal over the base that extends with the heel. Night Shade will be used over the tongue while Vibrant Eco-friendly laces compliment the appearance. Additionally there exists a White-colored midsole and merely above it, carbon fibre. Finishing the appearance is really a Light Eco-friendly translucent outsole which seems to glow at nighttime.
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  • 08 Sep 2016
    Chris Paul continues to be fortunate with PEs from Jordan Brand. During New Orleans, JB laced him in from 5s to XX2s, together with his tenure in La seeing Jordan 11 Low Breds PEs in team tones as well as an emerald edition.It seems a minimal top undertake the 11 seemed to be within the works best for the LA PG, because the Jordans 11 Low “CP3” PE is viewed the very first time. Preview by Or Sole, this pair places red around the mesh area of the model, with white-colored gracing the patent leather mudguard. Royal blue appears around the lining and herringbone pads, capping off this colorway in Clippers garb.The 2016 Jordan 11 Space Jam is going to be creating a retro return included in Jordan Brand’s Summer time 2017 selection.Last launched in 2001. The Air Jordan 11 Low includes a clean White-colored leather upper with Columbia Blue patent leather around the bottom of top of the. Finishing the shoe is really a White-colored midsole and translucent outsole.When Stephen Curry tours Asia with Under Armour throughout the first week of September, he’ll have particular athletic shoes for that occasion.Pictured at length listed here are two new make-ups from the Under Armour Curry made to coincide using the tour. The white-colored-based “Sky Hound” and yellow “Monkey King” designs feature graphic designs inspired by Chinese opera masks through the upper. Ceremonial stamps happen to be put into the insoles to commemorate the trip.
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  • 05 Dec 2014
    Nike has a 42-year tradition of signature shoes athletes further develop and grow the family today Jordan 11 GS Legend Blue , celebrating its newest members – Carey • Irving, its first signature shoe –KYRIE 1. Owen Johnson’s ambitious but humble temperature performance in the league, earned him the honor today. “In my childhood, to join the Nike family and to have their own signature shoe that I could not even imagine things,” Owen said, “Now, I really have their own signature Nike shoe KYRIE 1. As a new generation of players representative, I feel very honored. “Irving was born in Australia in 2012 rookie of the Year, also in 2013 and 2014 All-Star team twice, and won the most valuable in the recently held 2014 World Cup basketball players. It’s all clear to the latest Nike signature shoe athlete’s future is bright.Innovation and inspiration collideWhen the designer Zhang Zhuanxi (Leo Chang) and his team began designing KYRIE 1:00, Jordan 11 Mens Legend Blue their primary goal is to create a pair of Owen amazing speed and agility to match basketball shoes. KYRIE 1 must be light, clean-cut and responsive, and has the Nike basketball can develop the strongest grip for Owen at the first step to break unmatched solid foundation. After months of rigorous testing and feedback, KYRIE 1 with three main advantages turned out:1. There forefoot Nike Zoom Air cushioning and deliver precise responsiveness2. with 360 dynamic grip textured side of the shoe wrapped3. Hyperfuse bring powerful support force structure and permeability, and enhance the stabilitySignature shoe detailOwen has joined • Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant and LeBron James • • Nike basketball shoes signature athlete lineup. Owen’s first signature shoe –KYRIE 1 expectations, continuing the Nike signature shoe series has always respected the superior performance and presents personal stories of Owen:1. Kyrie Irving new personal logo on the tongue demonstrated its inherent strength and curiosity2. vamp keep the “# 2″ and personal signature tongue comes from within Owen’s handwriting3. Australia is the home of Owen, so Jordan 6 Black Infrared 1, there are two details of the design is inspired by the Sydney Opera House: First place near the toe, wrapped in grip pattern on the upper with a zigzag pattern. In addition, the heel stabilizer with horns adopts the perspective of architectural design.4. outsole, lining in Irving new personal logo initials below the abbreviation “JBY” stands for “Just Be You” (only their own), Owen hopes to inspire children motto established his own unique personality. These designs will be presented in each section of color on KYRIE 1, KYRIE 1 Deceptive Red will be released as the first global color, its design inspired by Owen amazing agility and rapid start.Best for the future because of family background, transnational experience, thirsty for knowledge and other reasons, Owen always cherished high goals in life. Owen has been a role model to his father Derek Bradley (Drederick), which was playing in the Australian professional basketball star, at the same time, he was alone in raising a great single father of three children. Owen said:. “My family is everything to me my father to lead by example, taught me how to play the next scene to be a man of indomitable spirit to pay for returns, so I never thought my life now, or any chance. is taken for granted. “Owen will remain ambitious yet humble leader qualities basketball warm Johnson, threw himself to lead the Cleveland team championship, and to deliver outstanding performance of the Nike brand spirit.
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  • 01 Nov 2014
    Earlier this week,  Jordan 13 Grey Toe  the major financial media have reported that Malaysia’s richest family name Liu Jin Wei financial investment institutions (Jynwel Capital), a joint program of Abu Dhabi government-related funds Buy Reebok’s business to Adidas. Suddenly, as if we went back to the 2005 reorganization that allow sports brand pattern of mergers and acquisitions. Adidas was frequently out generous funding $ 3.8 billion, the acquisition of one of their competitors, Reebok, Reebok was due to AI and Yao also has two heavyweight spokesman, said the acquisition can make us Sneaker circle shocked.Years later, when we are too worldly thirties, of course, some  Air Jordan 13 Grey Toe  towards the fourth decade, and turned to look at the so-called “shock”, did not seem to leave any memories. Contrary Now Reebok sales in the first half remaining $ 900 million, while in the second quarter adidas46.4 billion, and this contrast is Nike’s second quarter results of $ 7.98 billion. We come back to look at that acquired nine years ago. 2004 Nike champion with $ 13.7 billion in the North American market, adidas and Reebok, respectively 8.1 billion and 4 billion, followed by Adidas acquisition of Reebok Reebok mind is the use of the advantage in the NBA and the NFL, and Nike narrow gap , especially in the North American market. But after the completion of the acquisition, after a brief after the acquisition effect, Adidas and Reebok in addition to the reorganization of assets seems to have no other deeper mutual benefit, but the two brands in the continuing transformation of struggling deeper, Adidas also able to rely on the basis of the football and track and field and other areas barely support, but Reebok has gradually out of the mainstream sports brand ranks, turned fitness brand transformation. Especially in the financial media was disclosed Adidas shares have fallen this year, one-third of the cases, it seems that the news came it was acquired Reebok also a rare.Jordan 13 Grey Toe For Sale  look back through the years, can be said that two fans sad journey. At that time two have many players like to speak with countless sneakers technology, has countless classic shoes, this kind of situation, how come the fields this step today? Of course, this one will have a lot of knowledge on economics or management science, but as a shoe fans, had been proved to be unsatisfactory in this marriage and sighed with regret. There are some things we really did not imagine that simple.
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  • 04 May 2015
    In recent years, Jordan 11 Low Breds signature athletes having lifestyle shoes has become more common, but an off-court model as a primary signature shoe is new territory.Later this year, Jordan Brand and Russell Westbrook will launch the Westbrook 0, a dress-down silo with Air Jordan 11-inspired sidewalls, custom lace jewels and vulcanized tooling. This new photo set highlights a few of the other details, like Westbrook’s signature on the backside of the tongue and a crest printed on the insoles.The Jordan 5 Space Jam colorway from the Air Jordan Rare Air series looks to be making a return using the Air Jordan 1 as the silhouette.For Jordan Brand’s 30th Anniversary, the team plans on releasing a few old-school versions from back in the day. One of those celebrated releases is the Air Jordan 1 Rare Air model that is dressed in the Chicago Bulls team colors of Black, Red, and White.Some of the unique details to this Air Jordan 1 include a removable tongue patch and ‘Air Jordan’ lettering imprinted in the area of the Wings logo.In the 2014-15 season, Stephen Curry debuted his first signature sneaker- the Under Armour Curry One- led the league in All-Star voting, guided the Warriors to an NBA-best 67-15 record, and has been named as the league’s MVP.Curry averaged 23.8 points and 7.7 assists per game, will officially become the first member of the Warriors to take home MVP honors when the announcement is made later this week. According to reports, unsurprisingly, James Harden finished second in the voting. Breds Jordan 11 Low GS Steph and the Warriors are currently up 1-0 in their second round series against the Memphis Grizzlies, and could be looking at a matchup between Harden and the Rockets in the Western Conference Finals. If not, we’ll be treated to a matchup between Steph Curry and Chris Paul- nobody will be complaining either way.
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  • 26 Apr 2015
    Former Indiana Pacers guard Fred Jones is one of the NBA’s most underrated high-flyers. A member of Team Jordan, he won the 2004 Slam Dunk Contest wearing the New Jordans 2015 Nu Retro 2. That same year, he was given this Air Jordan 13 PE for home games.Jones’ 13 features the standard white tumbled leather upper, with bright yellow suede along the heel and base of the shoe. ‘FJ20′ is embroidered on each tongue, while navy caps off the look on the outsole.The latest Air Jordan 11 “Street Art” Custom by Ecentrik Artistry is the third installment from his street art themed custom series that he’s been releasing randomly.Using theJordans 2015 “Legend Blue” as the base, this “Street Art” edition of the Air Jordan 11 silhouette is highlighted with a variety of street art graphics covering the entire shoe. Other details include a Black inner liner, Black Jumpman logo on the back heel, White laces and midsole sitting atop a translucent outsole.Recently images leaked of an upcoming Air Jordan 1 which uses the Air Jordan 2 midsole, a hybrid that was originally created in 1985 that never released. OG heads know about the shoes and how rare they are. Now another color scheme has hit the net suggesting JB is going full force on the return.Still there isn’t an official name to the shoes, but some are saying they are the Air Jordan 1.5 which we have seen JB release a .5 series in the past. This time around the shoes feature a black leather upper with reptile print hitting the swoosh, a white midsole and gum outsole and a shade of yellow landing on the New Jordans nike logo on the tongue.
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  • 19 Nov 2014
    Next year is welcome ceremony to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary Jordan 11 GS Legend Blue of Jordan Brand, earlier also been exposed Air Jordan 1 “Laser”, Air Jordan 4 “Laser” Laser Engraving Special Edition. The renewed public one pair GS version shoebox shoebox see the same information for the 30th anniversary of production, in other words, is the Air Jordan 4 “Laser” will launch “shoes size” to sell, I can see Jordan Brand attention to resolve the female market.Durant has not yet opened the new season to play on the injured, some people say that wealth is too strong, it will always where to find some balance. But I refuse to say I start from superstition. In fact, Jordan 11 Mens Legend Blue Throughout his career, with his playing time, he should belong to the very strong view of the type of every hundred to match the season, the summer people drink when he was still a sense of the presence of representatives of USA international brush, to be the top players is pretty fight.But Adu’s so dedicated and hard work paid off, not only the glory crowned MVP last season, the offseason has long occupied the headlines shoes, staged a version of the prodigal son had his home without the legend, while themselves pocketed the popularity and dollars. As the media have legends N N one hundred million years is already important, anyway, this time Nike is really bleeding, then so much blood out, and on the way how to get it? Where to locate KD series in? How treatment can already foresee the first card dispute it?If the action a bit too early to focus on Nike, so now Jordan 6 Black Infrared for 7 can be said to be more obvious. Only in this week’s, KD7 can be said that there is a sense superior in all aspects of information, in addition to this series of old faces Texas color, black month, Duke University, the Olympic gold medal on the plus useless there may be the Oregon Ducks, so many dazzling color, and all this because of injury or in the case of Adu’s not a race. If Adu was not injured, and that by his own best model that will make KD7 more eye-catching.
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  • 01 May 2015
    The so-called ‘Hornets’ Air Jordan 5 is set to debut this weekend and upcoming Jordan 11 Low Breds , but the real thing has been around for years. Only this version was styled for Chris Paul when he played for the New Orleans / Oklahoma City Hornets in 2006-2007.Black sets the tone on the upper, serving as a backdrop for yellow and teal accents. Paul’s number ‘3’ is embroidered on the heel and a teal translucent sole finishes things off below.It’s the weekend wait for Jordan 5 Space Jam and also the first of the month (shout out to Bone Thugs) which means that there’s a crazy amount of sneaker heat releasing at retailers over the next few days. The Air Jordan 5 is slated to return in a new look that could be just as fitting for the Hornets as it could be for the Tar Heels thanks to accents of Turquoise thriving on a Midnight Navy base. And if you’re feeling like an absolute high-roller, Jordan Brand’s Flight 23 Las Vegas store will be carrying a new $400 Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG in honor of the Mayweather – Pacquiao fight. Bodega returns with a brand new collaboration with Saucony inspired by some classic 90s colorways.ith the release of the Air Jordan 5 “Midnight Navy” being one day away now, naturally we are seeing more and more images pop up of the shoe. This time around we can expect to see the classic silhouette dressed in a mix of Midnight Navy, Turquoise and White, which is a nod to the Hornets team colors.The 3M reflective tongue that the Breds Jordan 11 Low GS is known for is also present, while a icy translucent sole can be found on the shoe to complete the look.
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  • 23 Apr 2015
    Craved by fans of Jordans since an original “PE” pair was spotted on Michael Jordan’s feet back in 1996, the Jordan 11 Low Breds in the iconic black and red colorway is finally dropping this summer. And after a few rounds of preview images, we finally have a drop date. The Air Jordan 11 Low “Bred” will release on May 23, 2015. Guaranteed to be the biggest—and maybe even bigger—Air Jordan 11 Low launch since the “Concord” colorway, you’ll want to lock that date into memory and do what you gotta do to get a pair, because they surely aren’t going to last long on the shelves.Flaunting a unique build overall, the Jordan 5 Space Jam consists as a hybrid design which blends certain elements from the Air Jordan 3, 4, 5, 6, and 20 into a one-of-a-kind profile. Overall sporting premium White leather across its upper, the sneaker is detailed with elephant-print trims along the toe cap and rear – reminiscent of the Air Jordan 3.Resting atop an Air Jordan 4-inspired sole unit shaded in contrasting hits of Midnight Navy with Turquoise speckles, other notable Midnight Navy accents are found atop the laces with Mars branding, its tongue with a contrasting White Jumpman logo, alongside the lining and rear badge.Following a first look at the Breds Jordan 11 Low GS yesterday, it’s present in our thoughts just how essential the Air Jordan 11 Low is to summer. Thus, the release date for the highly anticipated Air Jordan 11 Low “Playoffs” makes all the more sense. What started out as a PE and has now become a general release, the famous colorway takes over the Air Jordan 11 Low early on in the summer season. Priced at $170, look for the Air Jordan 11 Low “Playoffs” at select Jordan Brand stores on May 23.
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