If there’s one thing Jordan Brand has done an excellent job with for the past several years, it’s hiding the new flagship Air Jordan (meanwhile they just allow the Air Jordan 11 72-10 to leak all willy nilly for months and no one cares). We were all surprised when the Air Jordan XX8 was shrouded in mystery and it turned out to actually be shrouded and the Air Jordan XX9 took their tailored for flight tagline and went to places we never imagined. So take any supposed leak of the Air Jordan XXX with a grain of salt because you figure if any Air Jordan shoe was going to be guarded with secrecy, it would be the momentous 30th edition.

The heavily pixlated and watermarked images you see here makes the alleged Air Jordan XXX look like an evolved version of the Air Jordan XX9. The upper appears to use the same performance woven material found on the Air Jordan XX9 and the same goes for the Flight Plate. If wasn’t for the “XXX” marker on the outsole, most people would assume this is a new colorway of the XX9 or possibly the XX9 SE. Hell, the more I look at it, the more I believe it’s not the XXX. With a midfoot strap, it bears a resemblance to a shoe that Jeffrey Jordan, son of MJ, leaked a few months back that got people speculating that it could be the XXX but that could mean anything at this point.

Possible Air Jordan XXX From Jeffrey Jordan
Jeffrey Jordan

Stay tuned for any updates on the Air Jordan XXX – or XX9 – as they break…

Source: @SneakersSpy


Juan Martinez, Editor-In-Chief: Good, bad or indifferent, we expect to be blown away by how unlike anything else on the market the new Air Jordan is. This leak doesn’t inspire that same confidence in me, so I would rather this shoe be a different version of the XX9 than the new XXX, even if the XX9 is maybe the best performance basketball shoe ever made (so far).