While a retro Jordan is not in the forecast for this weekend, that doesn’t mean you can’t brush up on your Jordan release history for the month of September. Once you take a look at this list, it’s clear to see that the V model has been a consistent force in terms of releases for the month of September through the years. Outside of that, it has been a pretty good mix of different models to come through just as summer is coming to a close. After checking out the feature, feel free to let us know in the comments section below which of these pairs from a few years ago you still keep in the daily rotation.
Air Jordan XIV Low 'Ginger'
Release Date: 9/15/1999
One of the remaining, tragically un-retroed Jordans is the excellent ‘Ginger’ Air Jordan XIV Low. We know that the most popular of the colorways is the ‘Royal Blue,’ but there is a special place in our hearts for these super dope ‘Ginger’ XIV Lows. Un-der-rat-ed.
Air Jordan VI+ "Olympic "
Release Date: 9/15/2000
We all know that His Airness was the first one to put it down in the excellent “Olympic” Air Jordan VI. But back in 2000, when these gems came back, MJ was in hibernation. So JB just had to make do with Jesus Shuttlesworth, aka Ray Allen, to carry the Olympic torch in Sydney. Not bad at all.
Air Jordan III 'Mocha'
Release Date: 9/15/2001
We all know that Jordan Brand has put the III back in the vault for a while. For how long? Who knows. But what we do know, is that it was a shame the beautiful Air Jordan III ‘Mocha’ still has not received the retro treatment it so desperately needs. While not super popular when it first released, time has proven to be the ‘Mocha’ IIIs best friend and today’s sneaker climate would likely gobble up a retro pretty quick.
Air Jordan IX Low "Blue Pearl"
Release Date: 9/21/2002
One of Jordan’s most under appreciated low tops is, without a doubt, the excellent Air Jordan IX. You wouldn’t think it would look so awesome, looking at the high top version. But just look at this pearlescent blue beauty from September 2002. Gorgeous.
Air Jordan I White/University Blue Patent
Release Date: 9/27/2003
Okay, so we get that the patent leather isn’t for everyone, that’s understandable. But, for fans of the un-retro’ed OG Carolina Blue Is, these head-turners from September 2003, are a must.
Air Jordan VII "Olympic"
Release Date: 9/21/2004
One of the coolest parts of the “Olympic” Air Jordan VII colorway, is that it’s one of the few Jordan silos to sport a number other than 23 on it. These gems rock MJ’s legendary Olympic-favorite number 9. And, while we’ve had a few chances to cop a retro (or a similar FLOTG colorway) since, back when these dropped in 2004, they were the first time they’d retro’ed since their Olympic debut back in 1992.
Air Jordan IV 'Cool Grey'
Release Date: 9/25/2004
Now, as we’ve said with the Air Jordan XIV Low, and the Mocha IIIs, sometime’s it’s a shame a sneaker doesn’t get the retro treatment. And perhaps no other Jordan colorway fits that statement better than September 2004’s one and only release of the excellent ‘Cool Grey’ Air Jordan IV. Ooh baby, do we want another shot at these. We’re sure we aren’t the only ones either.
Air Jordan X White/Red-Grey
Release Date: 9/17/2005
We know that, in today’s sneaker market, the Air Jordan X isn’t the fan favorite it used to be. But, we’ll never get tired of it. Particularly these awesome white/red/grey Xs that dropped back in 2005. Though they might not have as catchy of a nickname as some of the others on this list, we still love ’em!
Air Jordan XIV White/Chartreuse & Graphite/Chartreuse
Release Date: 9/24/2005
Back in late September of 2005, this excellent double-dip release of the Air Jordan XIV was the move. Dropping on the same day, the white/chartreuse and graphite/chartreuse colorways are still a favorite for fans of the XIV. Ourselves included.
Air Jordan IV White/Military Blue-Neutral Grey
Release Date: 9/9/2006
Man, back in September 2006, these ‘Military Blue’ IVs were the jam. And even though we’ve had a chance to cop since ’06, back then, these hadn’t been seen since they’re OG days back in 1989. Jordan heads had to wait an agonizing 17 years for a second chance to cop these babies! That’s just torturous.
Air Jordan V "Green Bean"
Release Date: 9/23/2006
The legendary Air Jordan V has been done up in a seemingly endless number of dope colorways, so it’s understandable that some fly lower under the radar than others. But the “Green Bean” Vs from September ’06, are a wolf in sheep’s clothing. These things are fresh!
WMNS Air Jordan V White/Fire Red-Sunset
Release Date: 9/23/2006
Like we said, the Air Jordan V has a bunch of super dope sleeper colorways. And they aren’t just for the fellas. The ladies also got laced back in September 2006 with these dope white/fire red Vs.
Air Jordan V LS "Grape"
Release Date: 9/30/2006
September 2006 was a great year for sneakerheads, and particularly those with a penchant for the Air Jordan V. Not only because of the dope “Green Bean” and WMNS ‘Fire Reds,’ heads everywhere had been waiting for the highly-anticipated return of the “Grape” Vs. The Fresh Prince made ’em popular back in 1990 (and okay, maybe MJ too), but they didn’t come back to market for 16 long years. September ’06 was sweet.
Air Jordan VIII "Aqua"
Release Date: 9/22/2007
In September 2007, another long-awaited OG made it’s retro return. This time, 14 years after it’s OG debut, Jordan Brand laced us with the lovely “Aqua” Air Jordan VIII. As they say; they don’t make ’em like this anymore.
Air Jordan I/XX2 CDP
Release Date: 9/20/2008
We know that nowadays, the “post-retirement” Air Jordans are getting a bit more love. But back in the day, this was the “Brazil Pack” of 2008. We love that the XX2 is getting more shine nowadays, because it’s a truly dope shoe. But don’t front, the CDP Air Jordan I was the one you REALLY wanted. Good thing we’ll be getting another shot at that banger, in retro form, soon.
Air Jordan IX "Charcoal"
Release Date: 9/4/2010
Though it looked slightly different from it’s OG forefathers, the return of the “Charcoal” Air Jordan IX was a much-appreciated retro. We were stoked back in September 2010 when these came back. We’d been waiting since 1994! And even though it’s not a carbon copy, we’ll take it…these are fire.
Air Jordan III "Stealth"
Release Date: 9/3/2011
It’s no surprise that we love the Air Jordan III. So, when JB drops a new colorway, particularly one as clean as September 2011s “Stealth” colorway, you know they’ve got our attention.
Air Jordan VII "Raptors"
Release Date: 9/1/2012
By the time these “Raptor” VIIs retro’ed in September 2012, they’d been brought back twice already (in 2002 & 2009’s 60+ Pack). But you know what? With a colorway this dope, we’re not even mad about it. It’s interesting how something that falls outside of the traditional Bulls colors feels like such a classic Jordan colorway anyway. We’ll take ’em!
Air Jordan V "Doernbecher"
Release Date: 9/13/2013
We love that, along with the rest of Nike, Jordan Brand has been all-in on the Doernbecher program. Not only do they produce some awesome kicks, but it’s for a good cause too. And, when the outcome amounts to something as dope as September 2013s Air Jordan V, it all comes full circle. These are fan-tas-tic!
Air Jordan 3Lab5 Cement Grey/Gamma Blue
Release Date: 9/21/2013
Okay, so we get that the all-over elephant print might not be for everyone…but we really like how JB paired the wild pattern with a solid pop of vibrant color with those Gamma Blue hits. The first entry in the “Lab” series definitely raised a few eyebrows.