Looking to expand your sneaker collection in 2023 with some classics and special collaborations? Here’s our list of the best Jordans to buy this year.
Bringing the coveted Air Jordan 1 Low look to the streets, Travis Scott has been bringing his flair to the line in this iconic collaboration.
Earthy tones, a worn-in look and an aged effect on the midsole make these sneakers an instant classic. Made with premium nubuck leather and featuring Scott’s signature Cactus Jack on the tongue, left heel and sock liners, it’s a shoe that really stands out.
Continuing rapper Travis Scott’s remix of the classic Jordans is the Black Phantom.
Its black leather is contrasted with white stitching, giving the sneakers a sleek and understated look. Meanwhile, the black nubuck leather and matching suede overlays add class.
Scott’s distinctive backward swoosh can be found on the lateral side, while the standard one and Cactus Jack logo can be found on the other. On the heel tabs, you’ll find the vintage Air Jordan Wings on the right shoe and an embroidered bee on the left.
Hitting us right in the nostalgia, the Lost and Found brings back the iconic design that started it all.
It’s a leather upper featuring a white base, black swoosh and scarlet overlays on the forefoot and heel. The padded collar is wrapped in cracked black leather and the midsole is white rubber. Any sneakerhead who wants a touch of the first Jordans can’t miss out on this classic.
With a colour any Jordan fan will recognise, the AJ 1 Low Aluminium is steeped in the history of the brand.
The aluminium overlays accent perfectly with a light grey base and an embroidered Wings emblem on the heel. Enjoy the Air Jordan’s Low story every time you put these kicks on.
Modelled after the 1985 original silhouette, the women’s Air Jordan 1 White Wolf Grey are a piece of history.
The two-tone grey-on-white blends, with the iconic profile, make these kicks perfect for those who like a quiet sort of style. Comfortable and stylish, they’re a must-have for 2023.
Using the same colour blocking as the original ‘military blue’ design in 1989, the Military Black Air Jordan 4 Retro is another nostalgia-inducing Jordan that you can’t miss in 2023.
It’s reinforced with grey suede forefoot overlays and a smooth, white leather upper. Contrasting the white leather are the eyelets, heel tab and Jumpman emblem on the tongue, which are all black.
If you missed out on the incredibly rare collaboration with Eminem, the Carhartt X Air Jordan 4, then the AJ 4 Retro SE Black Canvas is the perfect choice for you.
The black canvas, from the name, refers to the upper with a tonal suede forefoot overlay and grey moulded eyelets. Great for those who like an understated sneaker.
Bringing back the Thunder from 2006, the Red Thunder adds a twist of its own to the classic with contrasting black and flashes of red instead of the yellow embellishments of the original.
In another nod to the classic, Jumpman branding can be found on the heel and the tongue. Overall, the AJ 4 Retro Red Thunder is an homage to a classic while standing by itself.
Sporting the colours of Michael Jordan’s alma mater, the University of North Carolina, the AJ 4 Retro OG University Blue is a great addition for anyone wanting a vintage look.
The famous silhouette pays homage to the legend’s past with powder blue overlays on a white base. The classic swoosh is proudly on display in black while the Wings emblem finds a home on the collar flap.
Relive the legendary ‘banned’ story in the shoe’s history with the Rebellionaire. These call back to Michael Jordan’s many fines for violating the NBA’s uniform dress code for wearing his trademark red and black kicks on the court.
With a red X on the heel and the iconic ‘They can’t stop you from wearing them’ line, from the original ads in 1985, written all over, these kicks are a living reminder of the legend and all that Jordans stand for.
Another Collaboration with famous rapper Travis Scott, the AJ Retro High was released in 2019 and has been highly sought after ever since.
Scott’s now famous backwards swoosh and crudely drawn face logo on the heel bring a new look to the vintage kicks. A timeless design that you can wear on and off the court, the Retro High has a hard time staying on the shelf.
Perfect for a classy look, the Mid Smoke Grey quickly made their way to centre stage.
Crisp white leather punctuated by grey makes these kicks stand a step above the rest. The understated and elegant design blends perfectly with the classic Air Jordan 1 Mid look to make these fly off the shelf.
Reminiscent of Travis Scott’s coveted 2019 Air Jordan 1 collaboration, the AJ High OG Dark Mocha has been making a name for itself.
Contrasting black overlays and a white base are complemented beautifully with brown nubuck, giving these kicks an air of effortless class.
Bridging the gap between high fashion, streetwear and athletic wear, the Dior X Air Jordan 1 High represents a bigger collaboration than most.
Featuring a Dior woven tongue, Nike Swoosh in Dior Oblique Jacquard, Italian leather and ice outsoles, this design oozes elegance. This double whammy of top-tier branding has made a truly unique design.
Paying homage to the AJ 3 White Cement shoes that Michael Jordan wore during the 1988 NBA Slam Dunk competition, the Reimagined White Cement range has been seeing the same success.
Any sneakerheads or NBA fans who want to wear a piece of Jordan’s history, that is still considered one of basketball’s greatest players, can’t miss out on these kicks.