The 25 Best Retro Jordans To Release In November


For Jordan heads, the month of November has lately become the time of year for hyped-up Black Friday drops and sought after “Doernbecher” releases. But the month has offered plenty more over the years as we take a look back and spotlight the 25 best retro Jordan releases from November. There has been a solid mix of Jordan models offered in the month of November, especially the Jordan 4 and more recently the Jordan 9. Looking back, let us know in the comments section below which has been your favorite November Jordan drop over the years or if you have a great story about going after one of these releases!

Air Jordan 4 Retro+ "Oreo"

Year Released: 1999

The first Retro+ from Jordan Brand, these were originally designed to give the classic Air Jordan 4 an updated look with tumbled leather, perforated holes in place of the mesh netting and no ‘Nike Air’ branding. While the shoe was either loved or hated, they have become very sought after, triggering JB to bring them back in 2015.

Air Jordan 3 Retro 'True Blue'

Year Released: 2001

The first Air Jordan 3 Retro not to feature ‘Nike Air’ on them. While they’re not a Retro+, the first re-release of the ‘True Blues’ was a sign of things to come on all AJ Retros in the future. Nonetheless, their return was highly anticipated and one that came and went as fast as releases of today.

Air Jordan XVII+ 'Copper'

Year Released: 2002

Only one colorway of the Air Jordan XVII+ was released. Made to re-introduce the model before giving way to the XVIII. This pair featured slight differences in design from the regular AJ17, and did not feature a removable shroud over the laces. They also came in at a more affordable price than $200, even if they did not come in a suitcase. Twelve years later, they have become the most coveted of the XVII series.

Air Jordan 12 Retro "Nubuck"

Year Released: 2003

The first online exclusive release from Jordan Brand. The classic “Nubuck” colorway was immediately a must-have for fans, so much that Nike’s servers crashed shortly after the shoe was launched. In a world before social media, it left people to communicate on message boards, waiting for any sort of update. They were the first AJ12 Retro to be re-released, only six years after their debut.

Air Jordan 1 Retro 'Red Patent'

Year Released: 2003

An original colorway, back with a new look. The second of three Air Jordan 1 Retro’s released in 2003, featuring a patent leather upper. Despite its different materials, this was the most popular colorway of the three, with the black/gold a close second. Still, it was the closest most were going to get for this colorway, as it did not return in true form for ten more years.

Air Jordan 5 Retro LS 'Olive'

Year Released: 2006

Originally dubbed the “UNDFTD” edition due to the colorway being similar to the AJ4, this pair actually had nothing to do with the Cali-based retailer. Their rugged suede upper was a perfect complement to the cold weather season it was released in.

Air Jordan 2 Retro "Doernbecher"

Year Released: 2007

The Air Jordan II was the first Jordan to join the Doernbecher collection. While Jordan x Doernbecher releases have featured more vibrant looks, this pair with its black-based upper, and green and gold accents gave fans from both sides a great shoe to kick off this series.

Air Jordan 1 Retro High Premier "Gucci" & "Laser"

Year Released: 2008

When the Air Jordan 1 Retro returned in high top form in 2008, two ‘Premier’ editions dropped alongside one another. One pair coming in a “Gucci” inspired colorway and the other with laser print detailing. The “Gucci” colorway was later re-released.

Air Jordan 1 Retro High "Doernbecher"

Year Released: 2008

The second Jordan x Doernbecher release. This pair reached new heights as the design took over the majority of the upper. While they may not be the most popular, they were a great follow-up to the first AJ Doernbecher release a year prior.

Air Jordan XX3 "UNC, Chicago & Motorsports"

Year Released: 2008

To commemorate three memorable times in Michael Jordan’s life, Jordan Brand dropped the “UNC,” “Chicago” and “Motorsports” colorways of the Air Jordan XX3 at the same time. Whether you were a fan of one, two or all three pairs, each one represented its inspiration perfectly.

Air Jordan 12 Retro "Rising Sun"

Year Released: 2009

While its inspiration was surrounded by controversy, the clean all-white colorway was what drew people’s attention. Pushed back from their original release, with plain insoles, they filled a slot in November 2009 where Jordan Brand already had another AJ12 set to drop.

Air Jordan 12 Retro "Flu Game"

Year Released: 2009

Sometimes Jordan Brand gives us what we want, but with a twist. That was the case in 2009 when the original black/red AJ12 came back, but with a nubuck upper. Another love/hate pair, the new look didn’t stop most from copping though.

Air Jordan 6 Retro "Doernbecher"

Year Released: 2009

The third Jordan x Doernbecher release. This was the first Air Jordan 6 Retro to feature a full translucent outsole. A precursor to the 6s run in 2010, they have become one of the most sought after Jordan DB releases to this day.

Air Jordan 13 Retro 'Flint'

Year Released: 2010

The original ‘Flint’ Air Jordan XIII was the first to be re-released, retro’ed in 2005 and then again in 2010. Even though the gap was only five years, people were still excited to cop, whether they needed a new pair or missed out a few years prior.

Air Jordan 3 Retro Black/Cement

Year Released: 2011

Back again, for a third time. The 2011 release of the original black/cement AJ3 was perfect for those who skipped the 2008 CDP release or for those who needed a new pair. A timeless classic that will never die, no matter how many times its re-released…as long as they don’t change any materials.

Air Jordan 4 Retro "Doernbecher"

Year Released: 2011

This Jordan x Doernbecher release took DB releases from Jordan Brand to a whole new level. But the design inspiration, details and colorway is what really set these apart. They were also the first AJ4 to feature a full translucent outsole and, the first Jordan DB release to come in kid’s sizes as well as mens.

Air Jordan 4 Retro Black/Cement

Year Released: 2012

Much like the black/cement AJ3, the AJ4 release in 2012 was well received. Whether you needed a new pair or skipped the CDP release, these were another must have. A classic release is always welcomed with open arms.

Air Jordan 9 Retro 'Photo Blue'

Year Released: 2012

One of many colorways of the Air Jordan 9 Retro released in November of 2012. This was the first GR colorway, and kicked things off for the month. The clean all black upper along with blue accents and a white sole were a perfect combination.

Air Jordan 9 Retro 'Olive'

Year Released: 2012

Back for its second retro, the original ‘Olive’ AJ9 was limited this time around. After a poor 2002 GR retro, the hype and limited availability had these sell out quickly this time around.

Air Jordan 9 Retro "Doernbecher"

Year Released: 2012

The Doernbecher AJ9 brought a full translucent outsole to this model for the first time. Along with the full 3M reflective upper and gold accents, this pair was an instant eye-catcher. And an instant sell-out!

Air Jordan 9 Retro "Slim Jenkins"

Year Released: 2012

A part of the “Alter Egos” Pack, the “Slim Jenkins” edition featured a black-based upper with sky blue accents. One of the more popular of the series, they were also one of the last colorways to release.

Air Jordan 10 Retro "Doernbecher"

Year Released: 2013

The DB Air Jordan 10 Retro brought a classic colorway to the model that we had not seen before. The closest we got to a ‘Bred’ edition was the original ‘Shadow’ colorway. This pair featured a black and red upper, and was the first AJ10 to feature a full translucent outsole.

Air Jordan 5 Retro "Bel Air"

Year Released: 2013

Inspired by the Fresh Prince, this unique Air Jordan 5 Retro featured a grey-based upper with mix-matched accent colors. The placement on the right shoe was opposite on the left, making this pair very unique. The shoe in itself was widely received by fans, and its limited availability made for an instant sell out.

Air Jordan 5 Retro "Oreo"

Year Released: 2013

Nicknamed the “Oreo” edition, this was the final GR colorway of the Air Jordan 5 Retro released in 2013. Their resemblance to an Oreo cookie, black/white color scheme and blue tint on the outsole kept this pair clean and simple, and basically perfect for everyday wear.

Air Jordan 6 Retro "Slam Dunk"

Year Released: 2014

Jordan Brand teamed up with Slam Dunk in 2014 to honor the fictional Hanamichi Sakuragi character. The end result was this PE edition of the Air Jordan 6 Retro. Coming in a clean red and white colorway, they featured unique graphics throughout, the number ’10’ stitched on the heels and a full translucent outsole to make this one of the most sought after AJ6 releases of the year.


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