Are You Still Waiting for Nike or Jordan to Retro A Model/Colorway?


For years we begged Nike/Jordan and a few other brands to bring back some of our favorite sneakers from back in the day. Both Nike and Jordan have made dreams come true over and over again.

But it’s 2017, and most of the the grails or pairs we’ve been waiting on have already been retro’d. However, there are still a few models and colorways that haven’t received retro treatment.

There’s also a few pairs that retro’d years ago and perhaps you’re waiting for another bring back. Whether it be Nike, Jordan Brand or both – is there anything you would like to return?

Let’s have a discussion on this topic in the comments.

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  • m03dawg

    Maize 7s, cherry 17s, thunder low 17s, any 18, and please the black cement 3s with the 88 treatment. Please and thankz JB

  • Hattori Hanzo

    Jordan 13 Wheat ??

  • After a bunch of traveling I’m back home and feeling slightly rested, so let’s start the week with a discussion.

    I’ll kick things off.

    The number one shoe I’m waiting for is the OG Raiders Air Trainer SC High, but DONE right! Nike failed a few times with trying to bring back the Raiders Trainer SC. They even put 34 on the back and I couldn’t believe my eyes. It was like if JB brought back an OG color with Nike Air but the colorway & materials were completely off. Remember when the nubuck Black/Cement Jordan 3 sample leaked? Imagine if JB released those with Nike Air. People would’ve been on the first flight smoking to Beaverton. lol

    That’s the number one pair on my list. I’ve told several of my friends at Nike I have the OG AND the 1997 retro if they need them for reference. Honestly, the retro doesn’t even have to have 34 on the back (although that would be nice) but just bring them back as close as possible to the OG.

    I understand that the exact same materials are not available, but at least try to get as close as possible to the original Raiders DNA.

    I’ll stop there because I’m hella picky and will always be picky about Trainer SCs.

    On another note, it would be nice to see the Neon/Gatorade Uptempos return. I know they retro’d before but that was years ago. Truth is I should’ve scooped a pair from the outlet for $60, but I kept BS’ing and missed out.

  • YallStillMad LeBron’Em Won

    Yes. White/red 17s….ILLMATIC!!!

  • YallStillMad LeBron’Em Won

    I’d love to see em retro the black/navy 13 low. Called myself being tired of em after about 1.5-2 yrs and gave the original to my cuz to ball in. Theyd still be trash by now regardless since we talkin….back in ’98-’99. Just wish i held on to em a lil’ longer.
    And they already takin’ too long with re-retroing the black-white max penny 1

  • Dr. StrangePork
  • YallStillMad LeBron’Em Won

    Oh, and Nike needa put the Flight 89 back on the iD option. Yezzir!

  • Heezyholly

    Nike air Garnett 1 my first official tissue nike I ever bought

  • DJR

    Those black 4s with Nike Air on the back. The real city series 10s. I’d also like JB to bring back the bin23 program with the other models they didn’t do.

  • javi

    Control your crazy thirst phag

  • white and purp 1’s

  • og black cement 4s… i think we all want mocha 3s. i’d take a og carmine and a og black/infrared 6… i just want my whole collection in remastered form. lol accept for the couple gems im sitting on

  • YallStillMad LeBron’Em Won

    Uuuhhh….mocha 3’s? Lol.. naaaahhh, dawgie. Not everybody wants them thangs. I know i don’t.

    The cool grey 3s though? YEZZIR!!

  • Executive aka Dark Wolf

    Great topic again G Roc.

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  • David

    To complete my Jordan collection I need the following:

    I need the OG 13s, Bred 4s, OG 5s, White/White 5s, og 6, Taxis & Playoffs and the Black Toe.

    I have the retro 4’s before they “remastered” them mine the quality sucks (paint on the sole is chipping).

  • Thad Greer

    Yes! Mocha 3s and a true OG black infrared 6 are the only things I need from JB.

  • javi

    ?..with your thirst dam sure you’ll end up buying them terrorista

  • MazeTheKid

    Bred 13 w 3M

  • curt diggler

    To be honest it feels like nike needs to do something besides retro…I lose interest more and more as the same kicks keep coming out before you can miss them…but if I had to pick, I’d say bring back 3 bears pack or skunk dunks…and I don’t even care for dunks like that, I truly think the majority of them are nothing special…them penny’s in the pic can drop as well, might be first kicks I ever bought twice. Nike might as well drop the galaxy pack since everything else retros about every 3 years it seems like.

  • Lesuel Brown

    Y is everyone pretty much mentioning J’s that r releasin this year? But anyway, I have FIVE shoes they should retro from Nike/Jordan.

    1. Nike Zoom Kobe 1 (81 Point PE, technically not a retro but that white/purple/black) PERFECT
    2. Nike Zoom Vick 1(Black/Red)
    3. Nike Air Penny 1 (White/Royal)
    4. Air Jordan Superfreak (True OG form would have the “Eighty4 goin across the tongue of the white/purple/black)
    5. Nike Air K-Low (Black/white/red) Kenny Lofton signature shoe for the new sneaker heads

    Who can TOP THAT??????!!!!!!!

  • Regular Cat

    Good topic!

    Any of the 17s, Cool grey 4s, Wheat 13s, Raging Bull 5s, City Series 10s. I’ll even rock Melo 5.5s. Oh and Lebron III!

  • Ron Simms

    i wish they’d stop messing around and release in the blue and pink OG huarache runs in the United States so I don’t have to pay ridic prices on eBay.

    Oh, and I’d totally take a retro of the vast majority of late 80s and early to mid 90s nike runners. the Air Span in particular would be dope.

  • abck

    Cool Grey 3s and Black cement 3s so I can finish running my pair into the ground


    Just Google the 5.5 like 3 days ago.. I think that is Melo best shoe


    Air jordan 7 flint
    Air jordan 12 flint
    Air jordan 14 forest green and cinder
    Air jordan 4 black cat
    Barkley 94 black/royal
    Air bakin cool grey
    Flightposite 1 silver
    Nike uptempo 97 white black blue


    Just a few pairs I miss and missed

  • JohnGotty

    I want the 34 on the back b/c, if we’re going to do it, let’s do it right.

  • El Fenomeno

    the two pictured lol

  • YallStillMad LeBron’Em Won

    I’ve been BUYING my own shoes for 20+ years (nothin’ “new sneakerhear” about that, dawgie..). And i never heard of the Kenny Lofton shoe.

  • Lesuel Brown
  • YallStillMad LeBron’Em Won

    Oh i never doubted it. I’m just sayin that even some of us that been into sneakers 2+ decades have had some shoes that have slipped through the cracks without knowing that they existed til’ years later.

  • Emman Zy

    Air Jordan 1 OG White/Grey!

  • Purple PieGAWD

    Rodman Ndestrucktz
    Jordan 4 Black OG
    Jordan XVI Black

  • Dior Brown

    Aye if they drop them Mocha 3’s…GAME OVER! Them Raging Bulls going be extra hard to cop this year

  • Duey Guison

    I’d go for Zoom Flight Turbine and Shox VC 1-3.

  • j4y_j4y

    Nike Air Holistic Uptempo
    Nike Air Pippen 3
    Jordan Team J
    Nike Flightposite 3
    Nike Air Zoom GP
    Nike Air Much Uptempo

  • +icted2kix

    Jordan 12 Playoff
    Jordan 13 Playoff
    Jordan 7 Pacific
    Jordan 10 Ice Blue
    Jordan 9 French Blue
    Jordan 17 White/Red

  • 1shoeaddict

    Bc 3/4, fire red v,

  • javi

    Oh wow I’m surprised the know it all hypebeast doesn’t know about a certain shoe. What is this world coming to. ? 2 decades of being a hype. Sounds like you wanna think your special for that acheivment. Man your fuxen pathetic

  • Matt

    Cherrywood 16s
    Ginger 16s
    Black red 16s
    Jumpan Swift 6
    Flight posite (with real foam material)
    Clark Kent varsity jacket 5 borough AF1
    Chambray 7s
    Seattle Sacramento and New York 10s
    Lightening 4s
    Every Jordan 17

  • Matt

    All the 23s that snkr is super underrated

  • Lesuel Brown

    Facts, we all have room to learn something new each day, especially in this sneaker culture, peace.

  • YallStillMad LeBron’Em Won


  • Raeqwon28

    Nike Air Flight 90
    General release of Nike Air Max 94 or the Nike Air Max Burst
    and these :

  • B_Error

    Jeter Six4Three

  • Dizzlerocksj’s

    Forget all those 3’s if its not black cement 3’s in true OG form from nike air to plush leather only nike could retire 3’s out the game!

  • Dizzlerocksj’s

    Why is this competition shit what someone else wants may not even be appealing to me?

  • YallStillMad LeBron’Em Won


  • Isaiah

    My prayers have already been answered, I’m hearing that the Dennis Rodman Nike Air Shake Ndestrukts are coming back out and that’s all I need this year, also would like to see some Deions come back out this year, 1s or 2s