Sept. 16 - Nike recalled the black/gold Retro 13 in men’s sizes due to a defect. Apparently, the red sole was bleeding through and staining the gold material.

Sept. 13 - “South Beach” Retro 8 will be releasing in stores in October.

Sept. 12 - “Halloween” Retro 1 arriving in stores now.

Sept. 10 - Rumors for next year: yellow suede "Ferrari" Retro 14 & Retro 11 Low navy snakeskin.



Sept. 3 - Why are the grape 5's coming out on a Tuesday? Because Sept. 25th is Will Smith's birthday, so it makes sense to release the "Fresh Prince" Retro 5's on that day. It won't have any laces and the lace holes will be sealed shut. Why? Because that's how Will wore them on the show.



23isBACK™ Jordan Release Dates

This page is for educational purposes. The info lets you know when a shoe is releasing in stores, but the dates are subject to change without notice. (When you click on an advertisement you are redirected to a website belonging to a paid advertiser).

Updated: SEPT. 17


21WMNS AJ 3 - Bordeaux

22RETRO 1 - Pine Green

22RETRO 1 - Purple

25 - RETRO 5 - Fresh Prince



27 - RETRO 7 LOW - Bordeaux

27 - RETRO 7 LOW - Taxi

27 - RETRO 7 LOW - Concord

28NIKE FOAMS - Denim

? - RETRO 5 - Wings *Limited





6RETRO 6 - Tinker


13 - RETRO 3 - Chlorophyll

13RETRO 1 - R.O.Y

13 - RETRO 8 - South Beach

20 - RETRO 10 - Tinker

25RETRO 18 - Black/Royal

26FOAMS - Habanero

? - RETRO 11 - Platinum/Sail

? - AIR JORDAN 33 - Grey

? - RETRO 12 - UNC


RETRO 1 - PSG - 3

NIKE FOAM - Blk/Gold - 17

RETRO 12 - Red/Black - ?

RETRO 5 - Black Satin - 26

WMNS RETRO 11 - Olive - ?

RETRO 18 - Grey - ?



RETRO 3 - Wh/Mocha - ?

RETRO 10 - Orlando - 1

RETRO 11 - White/Black - 8





RETRO 4 - Black/Gum - 19



RETRO 9 - White/UNC - 9

RETRO 6 - Black/Infr - 16


MARCH 2019

RETRO 4 - White/Citron - 2

RETRO 9 - Blk/Concord - 9



Sept. 1 - Thanks to Jimmy Butler's association with the Jordan Brand, a Minnesota Timberwolves color of the Retro 6 will be releasing in October.

August 8 - When MJ won the Rookie of the Year award in 1985 he wore a light brown shirt during his acceptance speech that you can watch here. On Oct. 13th, a Retro 1 HI OG is coming out as a reminder of that moment. 

August 1 - The original white/grey Air Jordan XIX (19) from 2004 will be coming out next year.

July 31 - A Retro 1 inspired by a 1984 Sports Illustrated cover is coming out this fall. Ironically, MJ hates Sports Illustrated and hasn't talked to them in over 20 years after they wrote a negative story about him in 1994.

July 31 - It's not the AJ XI, but it's pretty close. It's called the Jordan Future. It's a casual shoe (i.e. not for basketball) with a smooth nubuck upper and it should be coming to stores soon.

The "SHOT on Ehlo" almost didn't happen. In May 1989, the Bulls were down 1 to the Cavs with 3 seconds left in an elimination game. During the final timeout, Bulls Coach Doug Collins began to draw up a play for Dave Corzine to take the shot. Michael slammed the coach's clipboard with his fist and yelled, "Give me the f*cking ball! " While heading back onto the court, Mike whispered to Craig Hodges, "I'm going to make it." We all know what happened next.

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An olive color of the Travis Scott 4's will be coming out. No release date yet, but maybe in the fall. Photo

Utah fan talks trash to Mike. In a game against the Jazz in 1987, Jordan got the ball in the post, turned, and dunked on John Stockton. A Jazz fan in the crowd yelled, "Hey Jordan! Pick on someone your own size!" On the very next play, Mike got the ball, flew in the air, and dunked on Mel Turpin, Utah's 6'11" center. As MJ ran back on defense he looked at the fan and said, "Is he big enough?Click here for the video.





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Tinker Hatfield designed the Air Jordan 3 and created the infamous Jumpman logo. In 1987 he originally put a Nike swoosh on the side of the shoe, but at the last minute changed his mind. He knew Michael was not happy with the AJ 2, so he needed to make the AJ 3 special. Here's a look at the shoe he originally envisioned. Released in select stores on April 30th.

Bulls are down 1 with 4.1 seconds left. Against the Pistons. Dumars is guarding MJ. Pippen inbounds the ball to Cartwright. Cartwright gives it to Jordan. Then this happened.

XII (Red suede). Here we go again. Last year it was rumored that a red suede Retro 12 would release during the 2017 holiday. That never happened. Now it's believed to be releasing during the 2018 holiday. The sad part is that fake pairs of this shoe have been selling in China for over a year. All of the online pics of the shoe are of the knockoff pairs.

Vindicates in 2019? JB has a history of re-releasing shoes for their 20th anniversary. This hasn't been confirmed, but we predict the Vindicate's from 1999 will release again in 2019. Vin Baker wore them back in the day. He was a 4-time All-Star and Olympic gold medalist. Unfortunately, alcohol and drugs tainted his NBA career. The $100 million he made from his career is gone. After finally getting clean and sober he called his former boss. The CEO of Starbucks also owned the SuperSonics when Baker played in Seattle. Baker gave him a call and asked for help. That's how Baker ended up becoming a manager at a Starbucks. You can read about his road to recovery in his book, God and Starbucks.

#45 to #23. In May 1995 against Orlando, Mike decided to stop wearing the #45 and go back to the #23. Click here to watch highlights of that game. Look closely and you'll see that he was the only Bull with white shoes on (Concord XI's). The NBA considered that a uniform violation and fined him for not wearing black shoes like the rest of his teammates. This was also the first game that he debuted the coveted patent leather Air Jordan XI.

MJ's former mansion. MJ's house in the Chicago burbs is still for sale. Real estate experts say that it's overpriced for the area because of the location. Here's a detailed Youtube video of the house that has it's own basketball gym, a cigar room, and more! (Pippen lived in a house just a couple minutes away).

Bulls tried to trade Pippen for McGrady, but Jordan said NO. Tracy McGrady was drafted by the Toronto Raptors in 1997. A few days before the draft Bulls management had a secret meeting with McGrady. Their plan was to trade Pippen to Toronto, but Michael wasn't okay with that. He wasn't going to have his 'brother' traded away for some high school kid, so the deal never happened. Watch McGrady tell the story.

In September 1984 the Bulls signed Michael Jordan to a 7-year deal for only $6 million. That's less than $1 million per year. After a few years, the Bulls organization restructured Michael's contract and gave him more money, but it was still peanuts compared to what players are getting today.