When it comes to Air Jordans, there is indeed a model and style for just about everyone. (Over 33 model numbers and counting.) Some sneaker freakers lovethe forever-classic Air Jordan 1 while others gravitate towards some funkier styles like the head-turning 6 or the new-wave 33. And this week, the beloved Jordan Brand is releasing not one but two new collaborations: The first with New York streetwear juggernaut Supreme and the second with Amsterdam-based fashion label Patta.
Supreme is no stranger to working with Jordan Brand, having remixed the Jordan Retro 5 back in 2015. This time, the label decided to give its covetable touch to the Air Jordan 14. Drawing inspiration from an obscure throwbackphoto of Michael Jordan in a studded leather jacket, the set of sneakers are each made from a leather upper and covered with metal studs. You can grab the collaborative shoe in a sleek black with blue accents or opt for the white, black, and red colorway. (The most recognizable Air Jordan colors, of course.) Plus, the sneaker comes complete with a custom enamel shield graphic at the side and embroidered logo on the toe panel—both marked with that sought-after “Supreme” text.
On the flip, Patta went with the early-1990s-era Air Jordan 7 for its own collaboration. Patta has long pulled inspiration from the 1990s, and the sneaker would look right at home with the brand’s own athletic-inspired clothes. (In fact, matching apparel will also be dropping alongside the sneaker.) This special edition Air Jordan 7 features several earthy tones—shades of clay and mud with bright pops of deep red—on its nubuck upper and includes Patta branding on the midsole and heel pull tab. Two wildly different sneakers, yes, but either will be a worthy addition to any collection, whether it’s your first pair of Jordans or your tenth.