Have you had a good start to the new year, dear community? In terms of sneakers, 2020 is a very exciting year behind us, but also a very exciting 2021 ahead of us! Every year, of course, we see a lot of Air Jordan releases, one hipper than the other. Last year, Jordan Brand released over 90 pairs of retro releases. These comeback colorways are traditionally super popular and give you a second chance at hyped looks.
In addition, Air Jordan 2020 saw the new Air Jordan 35 and a lot of new releases as well as many mid- and low-tops. Read more about it all in our Sneaker News. But what were the best Air Jordan retro releases of 2020? We have compiled a top 10 of the best retro releases for you.
10. Air Jordan 5 Retro 'Oregon'
The Air Jordan 5 Retro "Oregon" was released on Saturday 12 September and is inspired by the Oregon Ducks in its design. The upper is mostly made of green nubuck with yellow details on the midsole.
9. Air Jordan 5 Retro 'Fire Red'
The Air Jordan 5 celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2020. The Air Jordan 5 "Fire Red" returned in full family sizing. The colorway was one of the first colorways of the model released in 1990.
8. Air Jordan 5 Retro 'What The'
The Air Jordan 5 showed itself in the "What The" colorway last year. This means that the left and right shoe differ from each other and the different colours all tell a story. The sneaker was released on Saturday 7 November and, as expected, sold out at many retailers in no time.
7. Air Jordan 4 Retro Metallic Red
Number seven in our top Jordan Retro releases of 2020 is the Air Jordan 4 'Metallic Red'. This sneaker was released on Saturday 20 June and was an Europe corner exclusive. The upper is consists entirely of white leather and the red accents in metallic look make the look special.
6. Fragment Design x Air Jordan 3
The Fragment Design x Air Jordan 3 was released on 28 October. The sneaker comes in collaboration with designer Hiroshi Fujiwara. The design of the Fragment x Air Jordan 3 is very clean in white and has a few nice, small details on the upper. For example, the Fragment Design logo is on the heel and the Jumpman Logo appears there on top.
5. Air Jordan 4 Retro 'Fire Red'
Last year, the Air Jordan 4 Retro "Fire Red" returned in its original form for the first time since 1989. It was an absolutely amazing release at the end of the year, and some people are still hoping for a restock. You can check out the shoes in the resell via the photo.
4. Air Jordan 1 Retro High 'Japan'
The Air Jordan 1 High "Japan" was a Japan exclusive for the first time in 2001. Back then, only 2001 pairs were released, all in a silver case instead of a normal box. In 2020, the colorway returned worldwide with Nike Air branding on the tongue.
3. Air Jordan 1 High Retro 'Smoke Grey'
We've arrived at the Top 3 Air Jordan Retro Releases of 2020 and the Air Jordan 1 High Retro 'Smoke Grey' has made it to number 3. This sneaker is made of white leather and grey suede. What makes this colourway so popular are the red accents around the ankle of the sneaker. Click on the photo to see the Jordan in the Resell.
2. Air Jordan 1 High Retro 'Pine Green'
The Air Jordan 1 High Retro "Pine Green" also celebrated its release at the beginning of the year. It was quickly loved by many people. The upper here consists of black and green leather with red details on the tongue and silver Jordan branding.
1. Air Jordan 1 High Retro 'Midnight Navy'
The number one Air Jordan Retro model of the past year is the Air Jordan 1 High Retro "Midnight Navy". This sneaker was first released in 2001 and was also only available exclusively in Japan, along with the "Japan" colorway. Now, 20 years later, the sneaker came back worldwide and many sneakerheads were very happy about the special OG.