Air Jordan 16s We Love

The Air Jordan 16 released in 1999, when Michael Jordan retired once again, for what seemed like the final time. The line marked the transition between the court and the office.

History of the Air Jordan 16: These sneakers stand out from the rest of the Jordan Brand lines with their unique design. The sneakers aimed for a more formal look that was designed by Nike's Wilson Smith, and not Tinker Hatfield.

Design: Bringing the focus back from jet planes to high-performance vehicles, Wilson Smith also used architecture as an inspiration for the Air Jordan 16 line.

The Air Jordan 16 has a more business-like square toe, but remains a high-performance sneaker, only added to by its magnetic, removable shroud giving it a sleek look, with visible Air Cushioning support.

Trophy Room x Air Jordan 16 "Rose Gold" Sample

This pair of sneakers by Marcus Jordan never got the chance to come to life, but their metallic patent leather would have been a sensation.


Ray Allen always has amazing Air Jordans, including these AJ16s in metallic green patent leather with orange speckled details.

Air Jordan 16 Retro "Christmas"


Highly sophisticated, these sneakers feature a green colourway with intricate detailing on their suede toes. Unfortunately, these were kept as gifts for sponsored players.

"Board of Governors" Air Jordan 16


Russell Westbrook x Air Jordan 16 Retro "Why Not"

These all-black sneakers are inspired by Russell Westbrook's leather jacket, complete with metal studs to symbolize his gritty playstyle, as well as stunning embroidery on the shroud.


This sneaker combines elements from the Air Jordan 16 and 17 ranges, combining black suede, leather, and mesh, with golden-yellow decorative stitching.

Jordan 16.5 Team "Black Metallic"


Baby blue panelled leather with quilted fabric perfectly complements the stark white midsole and the semi-translucent tan outsole. This is a stunning pair of sneakers.

Air Jordan 16 "Pantone COllection"


Commemorating the holiday of the same name, these olive nubuck sneakers were, unfortunately, never released to the public, but remain a stunning addition to the collection.

Air Jordan 16 Retro "Veteran's Day" Sample


Yet another commemorative Ray Allen player exclusive, a homage to his time with the Miami Heat.

Air Jordan 16 Retro Ray Allen "Miami Heat" PE


Part of the 2001 release, the patent leather on the toes with tumbled leather in white really popularised the shrouded sneakers.

Air Jordan 16 Retro "Midnight Navy"


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