Jordan Brand Unveils Their “Year of the Dragon” Collection for Chinese New Year 2024
An array of four silhouettes and other apparel and accessories.
[Update 4 Oct 2023] Amongst the lineup of Chinese New Year 2024 releases from the Swoosh, nothing stands out more than the Nike Air Jordan 1 Low OG “Year of the Dragon”. It’s a striking tribute with its unique colorway, meticulous tooling, and presentation. Check out the special hangtag that comes with the pair! Head over to the gallery above and thank @sneakerknockerzllc for it.
[Update 25 Sep 2023] More images of the Air Jordan 1 Low OG “Year of the Dragon” have now emerged, courtesy of @sharkicks1. Check them out via the gallery above as we await further updates on the collection.
Since 2011, Jordan Brand has consistently released a special collection in line with the Lunar New Year, just as they have this year with the “Year of the Rabbit” editions of the Nike Air Jordan 1 and more contemporary models like Jordan Luka 1 (with umbrella company Nike releasing more of their own).
The practice continues heading into 2024. The Year of the Dragon will see an inspired lineup of four silhouettes, accompanied by an array of apparel and accessories reflective of the traits associated with the mythic celestial creature: growth, success, prosperity, happiness, and abundance.
What models will be released?
Nike Air Jordan 1 Low OG “Year of the Dragon”
Much like 2023’s edition, the archetypal AJ1 Low will be at the vanguard taking on the colors of Sail, Cedar, Oil Green, Light Pumice, and Dark Team Red. It will feature a predominantly leather construction on the upper with a White midsole and Green outsole underfoot.
The only one so far with a live look, Sail will serve as the base layer with Green coming upon the overlays. Contrast will be introduced through the Dark Red profile Swooshes and the Jordan Wings on the heel counter, juxtaposed against the Golden heel tabs.
Nike WMNS Air Jordan 1 Low SE “Year of the Dragon”
Visuals are scant at the time of writing (stay tuned for that update), but there is an official description that’s emerged about the women’s exclusive. Working in harmony will be Sail, Metallic Gold Grain, Dark Team Red, and Dark Smoke Grey. It shouldn’t deviate too much from the archetype with the biggest difference coming from the palette.
Nike WMNS Air Jordan 2 Retro Low “Year of the Dragon”
Similar to the above, there are no images of the AJ2 Low but a description of its color scheme has surfaced. Sail, Cedar, Dark Smoke Grey, Dark Team Red, and Metallic Gold Grain will work together to dress the oft-forgotten silhouette.
Nike Air Jordan 38 “Year of the Dragon”
The AJ38 was recently released with a few new inline colorways set to follow. But next year will see it regaled in the special commemorative color combo of Cedar, Metallic Gold Grain, Light Pumice, Sail, Oil Green, and Dark Team Red.
Jordan Spizike Low “Year of the Dragon”
The hybrid silhouette features a crisp white upper with olive-treated mudguards at the toe and heel energized by a dragon scale texture. Faint blue hues address the quarter tabs and the mid-foot window, while the Air Jordan 4-inspired wings and the AJ 6’s tongue construction are draped in a dark burgundy and “Team Red” treatment that ensues along the outsole underfoot.
When is the release date?
In line with the festivities, the entire collection will drop on 24 January 2024—with the exception of the Air Jordan 38 which currently has no release date yet. Keep a lookout for them on Nike SNKRS!
What’s the price tag?
The Nike Air Jordan 1 Low OG will go for US$160, the women’s pair for US$125; the Air Jordan 2 Retro Low, US$165; and lastly the Air Jordan 38 for US$200. The price point for the Jordan Spizike Low is yet to be disclosed.
Other apparel and accessories
The rumor mill has also alluded to an array of apparel and accessories to accompany the shoes. Although visuals have yet to be disclosed, save for one: The traditional red packet in varying designs, imprinted in gold with the Jumpman formed in the negative spaces.
More details and images should emerge within the coming months so keep a lookout for them here at this very page.
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