Jordan 23s That Everyone Needs

By Jarrod Saunders

The Air Jordan XX3 has become a symbol of status, style, and culture.

Throughout the majority of his NBA career, Michael Jordan donned the jersey number 23. It’s fitting then that the 23rd instalment of the Air Jordan line be something incredibly special. And it was.

See, with the 23, MJ and Tinker Hatfield set out to create the greatest basketball sneaker of all time — which meant that the Jordan Brand team had to focus painstakingly on every aspect of the shoe.

Michael Jordan’s presence is felt in the design, with his thumbprint inside the tongue, his signature printed on the toebox, and the “M” & “J” stitched onto the upper.

Amazingly, this particular silhouette also became the very first sustainable basketball shoe to ever hit the market.


Air Jordan Retro 23 “Black Stealth”

Like the Black Stealth, the “Chicago Bulls” colourway was released in 2008 and pays homage to Michael Jordan’s time in the NBA.


Air Jordan Retro 23 “Chicago Bulls”

The upper is entirely red and features leather panelling, with the words ‘Chi’ and ‘City’ and the Chicago skyline displayed in black.


Air Jordan XX3 ‘Chicago’

Probably one of the most popular XX3s, the All-Star edition was launched in limited quantities during the 2008 All-Star weekend.


Air Jordan Retro 23 “All-Star”

‘Year of the Rabbit’ honours the Lunar New Year by showcasing a refined colour scheme and updated branding elements.


“CNY Year of the Rabbit”

The Titan x Air Jordan 23 Retro SP ’10th Anniversary’ is a collaborative design with Manila-based retailer Titan.


Air Jordan Retro 23 “Titan”

The ‘Trophy Room White’ model was colored up by Michael Jordan’s son, Marcus, and was released in a limited run of only 523.


AJ 23 “Trophy Room White”

Jordan Brand and Miami-based retailer SoleFly collaborated on a special edition Air Jordan 23.


Retro 23 “Solefly Florida Marlins”

Discover the other sneakers on our list of Air Jordan Retro 23 Sneakers in the link below.


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