Few shoes get sneakerheads excited like retro Air Jordans. Jordan Brand is set to release a shoe that according to the brand hasn’t been available since 1999.
The Air Jordan 14 Retro Low Varsity Royal hits stores on Saturday, the first Jordan retro release of October, with a retail price of $170.
The colorway is a nod to Jordan’s teenage years playing for Emsley A. Laney High School in Wilmington, N.C. The upper — made of premium nubuck — is predominantly varsity royal and black, with its standout white teeth on the forefoot and varsity maize highlights. The upper also features black-and-white Jordan branding on the heel. The shoe also features a black-and-white midsole with a black outsole, plus hints of varsity maize near the heel.
Jordan Brand has re-released some of Michael Jordan’s most coveted signature shoes over the past two months. On Sept. 26, the brand released the Air Jordan 11 Retro IE Black Cat, an all-black silhouette with varsity red accents. On Aug. 22,, the Air Jordan 9 Spirit hit stores in a predominantly white colorway with militia green and black highlights. Back on on Aug. 1, the brand released Air Jordan 11 Retro IE Low Cobalt, with a white and cement gray upper, a white and icy translucent outsole and cobalt blue accents.