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Jordan 6 Rings “Bel-Air”

This year has been full of retro release surprises from Jordan Brand but they’ve also found a way to turn heads without relying on a popular retro model. Instead, they revealed a West Coast inspired collection as a tribute to the WB Sitcom from the 90s, “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” This ‘Bel-Air’ collection started with the Air Jordan 5 Retro a couple weeks ago and they’re not done; they’ve got a plethora of silhouettes lined up to take on the name. This weekend, the ever-popular hybrid, the 6 Rings from Jordan, will now be getting the West Coast treatment. Forget the dougie, harlem shake, and twerking. Let me see you do the Carlton!!! The Jordan 6 Rings “Bel-Air” will be dropping this weekend at UBIQ Walnut.

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Air Jordan X Retro “Steel”

No one would have thought that these would be back on the sneaker market, especially after its 2005 release, but they’re back! Jordan Brand has re-retroed the Air Jordan X Retro “Steel” in its original form and build from 1994. Bringing back memories of MJ getting down on his hands and knees and kissing the floor in Chicago goodbye, this shoe originally released during His Airness’ first retirement, while he was playing baseball in the Arizona Fall League for the Scottsdale Scorpions. Now, these Steels are back for a release this weekend, Saturday, October 12, 2013 in a full family size run.

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Air Jordan 1 Retro ’95 TXT “Bred” and “Concord”

Hybrids are making a push right now and we’re not just talking about the cute, little cars that run on vegetable oil. We’re talking about sneakers. Artificial fusions of two completely different shoes to make the ultimate hybrid. MJ had his chemists working overtime for these beauties and we ain’t complaining. Two Jordan hybrids will be invading UBIQ this weekend in the form of the Air Jordan 1 Retro ’95 TXT “Bred” and “Concord”. MJ borrowed elements of the Jordan 11’s “Bred” and applied them to the original framework of an Air Jordan to create the Retro ’95 TXT “Bred”. The Air Jordan 1 Retro ’95 TXT “Concord” applied a similar design using that colorway we know and love. Both sneaks sport side panels wrapped in heavy mesh coupled with patent leather around the toe box. “JUMPMAN JORDAN” stands out nicely on the tongue tag accompanied by the “23” above.  Carbon fiber accents the wings logo providing a classy finish to this retro hybrid. We’ll have them for you in-store, this Saturday for $130.
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Air Jordan 5 ‘Bel Air’

In September 1990, the Fresh Prince of Bel Air sitcom debuted on television. That same year that Jordan Brand dropped the Air Jordan 5, making 2013 the 23rd anniversary of the shoe. Considering how much Jordan Brand feels about the number 23, is it any wonder these coincidences had any influence on the release date of this shoe? A breathtakingly FRESH new colorway the Air Jordan 5 ‘Bel-Air’, as its name implies, takes inspiration from the very colorful Will Smith character of the legendary 90’s TV sitcom. Known to for his flashy clothing, among them the reversed Bel Air Academy blazer, Will usually showed (everyone) up on set in dope kicks – in the show’s opening scene Will famously rocked the Air Jordan 5 with no laces. With it’s neon pop of colors and wild prints, these kicks personify 90’s fashion fit for a – wait for it – Fresh Prince.

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Jordan 5 ‘Bel Air’ Arrives October 5th, Cue the Music…

Though not it’s official name, the Jordan 5 ‘Bel Air’ arrives in a brand new colorway complete with bright hues and a wild 90’s print fit for, well, a Fresh Prince. The Air Jordan V was the obvious choice for this release, with Will Smith (whose birthday it happens to be today) famously rocking the popular silhouette in the opening credits of the legendary 90s sitcom. October 5th is the drop date for these hyped up Js. Cue the music…

Air Jordan XX8 “Elephant Print”

The Air Jordan XX8 is finally making a comeback and is featuring the Jordan Brand signature elephant print in two bold looks with the Air Jordan XX8 “Elephant Print”! This weekend, these two Quickstrikes and the AJV 3LAB5, together, join the legacy of Jordan sneakers to don the signature print for the print’s milestone 25th anniversary. The print first debuted in 1988 on the Air Jordan 3 and has continued to grace different silhouettes throughout the years. Now, the forwards, point guards, and shooting guards of the basketball world can enjoy a performance-focused sneaker in the brand’s distinctive print with a model created by the famous sneaker designer Tinker Hatfield.

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Air Jordan V “3Lab5”

It’s a big year for the Jordan V. To honor 23-year old model, Jordan has been giving it a bunch of shine via releases such as the “Fire Red” and “Fear”. They’ve definitely outdone themselves with the “3Lab5” though, taking the classic Elephant print that first debuted in 1988 for the Air Jordan III and bringing it to the V for the first time ever. Part of the The Air Jordan Elements collection, a brand new series of Jordans brings their iconic patterns and design elements to shoes that never featured them in the past. As the most legendary of all Air Jordan design elements, Elephant print made for a obvious starting point for this new creative endeavor. This is sure to be an instant classic, even if it took them a whole bunch of years to get around to it, better late than never.

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Jordan 1 “Atlanta Hawks”, A Tribute To A Formidable Foe

The Air Jordan 1 “Atlanta Hawks” keeps the ball rolling with its NBA team-based looks, here sporting a Black/Gym Red-University Gold color-scheme, a nod to the OG uniforms of Atlanta Hawks, a team considered to be one of MJ’s “Formidable Foes”. Closer details of the sneakers reveal the film graphics across the upper that seem to point to Dominique Wilkins, aka the Human Highlight Reel, as the foe called out.
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Air Jordan Retro V “Fire Red”

It’s going to be a very fire red summer, as the Air Jordan V “Fire Red” re-releases releasing for the fourth time tomorrow in a color way straight from the sneaker’s 1990 debut. This 2013 edition boasts the same features of the 2006 retro, with a white leather base contrasted with fire red and black accents. Whereas the other version featured a 3M tongue, this pair takes on a black one. Meanwhile, the colors on the midsole have been flipped, with black working the infamous shark teeth and an icy blue sole to complete the look. Included in the rerelease is the #23 branded along the heel and the retro cement box.
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Air Jordan 1 Retro '89

Air Jordan 1 Retro ’89 “White” & “Green Glow”

This Air Jordan 1 Retro ’89 takes its design inspiration from an original Air Jordan IV, also released in 1989. Using the silhouette of the Jordan 1, the borrowed Jordan IV elements come in the form of reinforced mesh overlays covering the Swoosh on both sides, plastic heel tabs and classic “Flight” branding on the tongue.

For this Retro ’89, Jordan gives you two options, “White/Cement” and “Green Glow”. The first one comes in a colorway identical to the OG 4’s, using white-base leather upper, black on the heel Jumpman logo, Swoosh, outersole and tongue trim, Fire Red on the tongue branding, while Cement Grey splatter covers the midsole and branded heel tabs. The “Green Glow” edition of the Air Jordan 1 Retro ’89 come in the exact same build as it “White/Cement” counterpart, but its colorway is identical to the Air Jordan IV “Green Glow” released just last week. Featuring a black-based leather upper with Green Glow accents, white midsole and Cement Grey accents. Available 9AM at UBIQ Walnut for $130 on Saturday 8.24.13.
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Air Jordan 3 Retro “Fire Red”

Originally debuting in 1988, the “Fire Red” Air Jordan 3 made its first appearance on Michael Jordan’s feet perfectly matching His Airness’ intensity on court, (as well as Chicago’s team colors). With so many retro Jordans colorways making their way again in 2013, what sets Fire Reds apart of from the OG rereleases is that it’s only Jordan 3 with an all-black Elephant print. It’s going to be a very fire red summer. Get yours this Saturday August 3, 2013 at 10AM EST.
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Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Shadow”

Rising from the depths comes the Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Shadow” which was last seen as a colorway in ’09. Using a black base, the “Shadow” is complimented by grey accents along the heel counter, toe box, and Swoosh branding, while a white midsole followed by a black outer complete the look. In addition ‘Nike Air’ replaces the Jumpman symbol on the tongue and the vintage Air Jordan “Wing” on the ankle overlay, making this specific Air Jordan 1 to cosmetically resemble the original the most (even though MJ has never worn this colorway in a game). The Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Shadow” will be available this Saturday July 20 2013.
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Air Jordan 4 “Toro Bravo”

Black and red are significant colors for the Jordan line, with the lighter red hue used in smaller details to accent the darker black. Not this time. Air Jordan 4 “Toro Bravo” features a bright red nubuck upper — is a pretty bold look for the Air Jordan 4 Retro silhouette. Cement grey on the tongue and lining, plus a black heel tab and a white midsole, help to tone down the details of this fiery colorway.
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