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New Year Jordan Countdown : The Jordan 10

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Josyula Sanshray
May 4, 2021

The Air Jordan 10 might not be one of the most beloved kicks when it comes to signature Jordans, but after watching a decade of MJ’s greatness, this shoe wrapped things up on a good note. In the 10 years that followed it, not only did Michael Jordan set more records, he changed the popularity of basketball on a global level.

The Air Jordan 10 might not be one of the most beloved kicks when it comes to signature Jordans, but after watching a decade of MJ’s greatness, this shoe wrapped things up on a good note. In the 10 years that followed it, not only did Michael Jordan set more records, he changed the popularity of basketball on a global level. From the NBA Championship to the Olympics, this shoe was an amalgamation that tied the signature releases before it and celebrated 10 years of Nike’s partnership with what was once the unlikeliest of rookies.

The Iconic Colorways

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The Air Jordan 10 like it’s elder cousins has had various commemorative collabs. From Drake’s OVO brand to the Doernbecher Foundation, the 10s have seen many switch ups and reimagined versions. However, the simplicity and cleanliness of the original city pack 10s makes these a cult classic for serious Air Jordan fans.

The Design

via Nike
via Nike

From the wavy side panels to the “hall of fame” esque outsole, Tinker Hatfield embraced the commemorative spirit in his design. The most distinctive feature being the outsole, which highlights MJs achievements throughout the years. As a precursor to the 11s, we can get a true appreciation of how these design details made their way into the 10 and 11. Truly a classic sneaker that nailed the perfect balance between old-fashioned and contemporary

The X today

via Jordan Brand
via Jordan Brand

The Air Jordan 10 is a more slept on model that usually makes its return to the release calendar once in awhile. These serve to be a Jordan model everyone can buy as these usually aren’t limited or exclusive. Often considered as a good alternative to the 11s, these are great for both casual and performance wear even after their 26 year run history  

Now that you are aware of the history and design of the 10s, its time to add it to your collection. Head over to Ox street to grab your grails, no matter which release it may be. For more sneaker news and market drops, remember to sign up as a user on Ox Street, and earn credits when you refer your friends to join our marketplace.

Josyula is a Singapore based bedroom DJ and sneaker collector. He loves all things culture and music, and writes in-depth articles on sneaker culture in Asia.