There are always exciting new Air Jordan silhouettes and colorways hitting the market. Despite Jordan Brand’s many color options, traditional shoe colors and patterns continue to reign supreme among sneakerheads.
There have been several blue iterations of every Air Jordan silhouette throughout the years, and they’ve always been well-received by sneakerheads. Most consider blue tones to be essentials, and the Jordan brand has done an incredible job of catering to this need by releasing a wide range of blue Air Jordans, each with its own distinctive design details. From designs that hint at MJ’s alma matter to colorways that go all-in on the hue, we’ve seen dozens of sleek iterations in recent years.
If you’re in the market for a pair of blue Air Jordans, we’ve compiled a round-up of some of the most popular models from prior years. Continue scrolling to pick up a pair or two!
Air Jordan 3 Retro Racer Blue
The Air Jordan 3 Retro “Racer Blue” is a throwback to the shoe’s 1988 “Fire Red” release with its retro-style color blocking. The sneaker’s upper is made of white tumbled leather, and it has royal blue accents at the eyelets, collar, and polyurethane midsole, as well as a visible Air sole cushioning unit in the heel. Commonplace Jumpman branding appears on the tongue and heel, both of which are accented in blue. Two elephant prints are layered on top of one another, and they have been modernized by adding a crackling effect.
Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG Royal Toe
The Air Jordan 1 High “Royal Toe” is a premium leather rendition of the original shoe that has a white and dark blue upper with black accents, including the frame panels, ankle collar, and midfoot Swooshes. Two-toned design is continued with the “Nike Air” tongue tags and the white Jordan Brand Wings at the ankle. Additional details include the titular color hitting the rubber outsole, black laces, and a black nylon tongue, sockliner, and midsole.
Air Jordan 11 Retro Low Legend Blue
The Air Jordan 11 Retro Low “Legend Blue” is a low-top replica of the original colorway debuted by Michael Jordan during the 1996 NBA All-Star Game. The white leather upper, matching patent leather mudguard, and ballistic mesh tongue are all nods to the original mid-top design. They celebrate Michael Jordan’s alma mater with a blue embroidered Jumpman on the heel, and the shoe’s 25th anniversary with a “25” stamped on the sockliner.
Air Jordan 6 Retro UNC Home
The Air Jordan 6 Retro “UNC Home” has a classic look that was inspired by MJ’s college days. The upper of the classic design is made of white leather with University Blue nubuck overlays. Navy details are incorporated into the molded TPU heel tab, textile collar lining, and polyurethane midsole, the latter of which is cushioned with visible Air-sole technology for added comfort. Low-light visibility is improved by reflective perforations and the woven jock tag at the heel hints at the varsity sports motif.
Air Jordan 13 Retro Navy
In 1998, the first “Brave Blue” colorway of the Air Jordan 13 Low debuted with the rest of the silhouette’s initial colors. Since it shares the same color scheme, the 2022 iteration might be thought of as a more conservative variant of the original.
The typical holographic insignia on the lateral heels are filled in with their normal green tint, while the pockmarked base layers are bathed in a navy color and paired with solid black tongues, laces, and mudguards. The Jumpman insignia on the tongues provide a touch of university blue and the white sections of the midsole are prominent.
Air Jordan 12 Retro Game Royal
As part of Jordan Brand’s autumn retro collection, the Air Jordan 12 Retro “Game Royal” launched in September 2019. As with the original, which debuted in November 1996 and was created by Tinker Hatfield, this one is built to last. Black covers the majority of the shoe’s tumbled leather upper, while the titular game royal hue appears on the mudguard and outsole, creating a color scheme reminiscent of the highly sought-after Air Jordan 12 “Flu Game” but without the inclusion of red.
Air Jordan 4 Winter Loyal Blue
The Air Jordan 4 WNTR, debuting in a “Loyal Blue” hue, is a contemporary take on the classic sneaker, with protection from the elements and an emphasis on keeping your feet toasty. The upper is constructed from treated blue nubuck, while the sides and neck are constructed from synthetic material. Extras include a grey and black TPU heel counter and lacing wings.
Branding on the shoe consists of the standard Flight elements, including the tongue tag, “Air Jordan” inner patch, Jumpman heel tab, and printed insoles. The chilly weather can’t stop the wearer from wearing these shoes, since they’re lined with a fleece-like material inside. A black and white Air-enhanced midsole and a grey rubber outsole complete the shoe’s premium look.
Air Jordan 3 Retro Georgetown
The Air Jordan 3 Retro “Georgetown” is dressed in the colors of the Hoyas, a team Michael Jordan defeated on his route to an NCAA title. A blue tumbled leather upper is bolstered by the brand’s characteristic elephant print overlays at the toe and heel of this timeless design. There are Jumpman logo accents on the grey synthetic leather tongue and the molded navy heel panel. Polyurethane underfoot provides lightweight cushioning, and the visible Nike Air element in the heel adds even more shock absorption.
Air Jordan 5 Retro Blue Suede
Jordan Brand upped the shoe game for the entire family by releasing the Air Jordan 5 Retro in “Blue Suede” for full sizing. Everything from the midsole and netting to the laces and eyelets is a royal blue tint on this velvety sneaker. Finally, the shoe is finished off with black accents on the lining, a silver metallic tongue, and a clear rubber sole. The Jordan logo and 3M reflectivities are located on the tongue.
Air Jordan 11 Retro Midnight Navy Velvet
With a sleek monochromatic upper, the Air Jordan 11 “Midnight Navy Velvet” modernizes the championship-winning style. The upper is a rich navy color, and it’s made of smooth nubuck with subtle webbing eyelets.
Patent leather was swapped out for a velvet overlay on the 11 to give Tinker Hatfield’s 1995 design a more opulent feel. A silver metallic Jumpman logo adorns the side collar of this women’s-exclusive colorway. The lightweight cushioning comes from the white Phylon midsole, and the traction from the transparent rubber outsole keeps you firmly planted.
Air Jordan 4 Retro University Blue
The Air Jordan 4 Retro “University Blue” modernizes a classic design by using a suede upper in a color scheme reminiscent of Michael Jordan’s alma mater, the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. The sneaker’s supporting wings and rear heel, which feature a raised black Jumpman insignia, are finished in a speckled grey that stands in stark contrast to the shoe’s predominantly blue color scheme. Rounding out the design, a woven tongue tag has secondary Jordan branding in the style of a jock tag seen on the jersey’s bottom.
Air Jordan 3 Retro UNC
After debuting in 2018 as a player exclusive, the Jordan 3 Retro “UNC” hit retail shelves in 2020. The shoe is constructed with similar materials as its forerunner, including white tumbled leather with elephant print detailing on the toe box and heel, and valor blue accents in honor of Michael Jordan’s alma school.
The Jumpman logo replaces the NC logo on the tongue, and the argyle pattern on the insole has been swapped out for red to distinguish this Jordan 3 from the PE. The remainder of the shoe is conventional in design, with a baby blue upper, inner, and midsole with a grey outsole.