These 5 Dope Jordans That Are Getting Released This Holiday Season Are Pure Sneaker Porn

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There was no better feeling growing up than rocking a fresh pair of J’s to the mall, throwing on your letterman jacket and three squirts too many of your dad’s cologne, scoping out the babes, copping the free Chinese food samples at the Food Court, and then scarfing down three slices of Sbarro. Looking back, it was a complete waste of time, but for some reason the mall was THE SPOT.

Granted, I approached a total of zero girls in the mall, but I always told myself: ‘Hey, you’re wearing the silly dope Jordans and your the Sack, they’ll come to you.’ They never did. But that doesn’t diminish the confidence boost that accompanies a fly pair of J’s. Always have, always will.

In that same spirit, check out some of the dopest Jordans that are being released before the holidays, via Complex.

Air Jordan XI “Win Like ’82”


Price: $220
Color: White/Midnight Navy-University Blue
Release Date: November 11, 2017

Maybe Tinker Hatfield’s greatest work. These bad boys were created when Jordan was striking out on the Birmingham Barons, in part to lure him back to basketball. When Jordan returned to ball in 1995, he rocked these, but was fined $5,000 for not following the Bulls’ all-black shoe policy. Possibly the only shoe on the planet that you can rock with jeans or on your wedding day and be the coolest guy in the room.

Air Jordan XII “Dark Grey”

Price: $190
Color: Dark Grey/Dark Grey-Wolf Grey
Release Date: 
November 18, 2017

Considered the most durable and sturdy shoe from the entire Jordan line, originally released in 1996. Inspired by the Japanese flag, these J’s feature gold-plated steel lace loops and molded lizard skin pattern. And, above all, they’re fresh as fuck.

Air Jordan VI “Gatorade”


Price: $190
Color: Summit White/Black-Team Orange
Release Date: 
December 16, 2017

Jordan beat the Lakers in the 1991 Finals and was named Finals MVP while wearing the VI Black/Infrared color scheme. The Air Jordan VI Gatorade re-makes are a part of Jordan Brand’s Holiday 2017 lineup and suggested to be a tribute to the classic “Be Like Mike” Gatorade commercial.

Air Jordan XXXII Low “Win Like ’82”


Price: $160
Color: University Blue/Midnight Navy-White
Release Date: 
November 4, 2017

These sex pistols were released a couple days ago and are an homage to MJ drilling a game-winner that solidified a championship for his alma mater, UNC, back in March of 1982. The inner tongue features a nod to Jordans “The ceiling is the roof” quote. They are also guaranteed to get you laid.

Air Jordan 1 High OG “Golden Harvest”


Price: $160
Color: White/Gym Red-Black
Release Date: 
November 25, 2017

jorThe very first Air Jordan produced for MJ in 1984 gets a nice encore with this Elemental Gold and Golden Harvest color scheme. Simple, yet effective. Great fall shoe to rock with light jeans.

I plan on emailing this list to Santa and my girlfriend under the subject line: Choose 1, Any One.

[h/t Complex]

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