Best Jordan collabs 2023 - Our top picks from the latest drops

share to other networks share to twitter share to facebook

It's been an exciting time in the world of sneakers, particularly when it comes to collaborations. As a sneakerhead though, you may be wondering what the best Jordan collabs are right now.

Fortunately, we've picked out some of our favourite sneakers that have debuted recently, with the focus of our selection being bespoke designs as well as some of the hype that surrounded each shoe when they were released.

Advertisement

Unsurprisingly, there are plenty of great sneaker collaborations to choose from with the Jordan line now into its 37th model, meaning there are some honorable mentions, like the Union LA x AJKOs, which didn't quite make the cut.

That said, the selection we have put together includes, in our opinion, the very best Jordan collabs around at the moment, although make sure you stay tuned as there are still plenty of collabs to come this year.

So, from Travis Scott 1s to some of the best sneaker collabs in general, we've got you covered. With that in mind, let's get into our list...

Best Jordan collabs

Travis Scott x Air Jordan 1 Low "Black Phantom"

Best Jordan collabs - Travis Scott x Air Jordan 1 Low product image of a black suede sneaker with exposed white stitching.
Credit: Nike

We're kicking things off with one of the most hotly anticipated drops in the last few months - the "Black Phantom" Travis Scott 1s.

Advertisement

The coming together of music and fashion saw these sneakers sell out almost immediately and, when you look at the design, we feel it's easy to see why.

Unlike the "Reverse Mocha" release, these sneakers are dressed almost entirely in black suede. However, you'll notice exposed white stitching and branding across the shoes to contrast the base layer.

Ultimately, we'd go as far as to say it's one of the best Jordan 1 colourways we've seen as of late. Their low-top silhouette as well should make the shoes easier to style and less restrictive for everyday wear, thus making them worth checking out.

A Ma Maniére x Air Jordan 2 "Airness"

Best Jordan collabs A Ma Maniére x Air Jordan 2 product image of a sail, black, and burgundy sneaker.
Credit: Nike

In 2022 we saw the Atalanta-based boutique A Ma Maniére release these uniquely designed "Airness" Jordan 2s which appeared to essentially be a follow-up to its Air Jordan 1 collab from 2021.

The shoes are constructed out of sail leather complete with a cracked effect and burgundy accents which we feel give the sneakers an almost luxurious yet vintage aesthetic.

The shoes also feature a snakeskin-style black midsole to further accentuate this luxe feel. Black then continues to dress the laces, lining, heel counter, plus the classic "Wings" logo on the tongues.

That said, the shoes also come with a set of burgundy laces so you can personalise these sneakers to your own style to suit your preference and outfit.

PSG x Air Jordan 5 Low

Best Jordan collabs PSG x Air Jordan 5 Low product image of a plum-coloured sneaker with a black midsole and French flag-themed accents.
Credit: Nike

That's right, Jordan even teamed up with a football club in 2022 with the release of these PSG x Air Jordan 5 Lows which stand out as some of the most unique Jordans we've seen.

Advertisement

"PANAME", a commonly used nickname for Paris, features throughout, including on the French flag side panel tags, plus the shoes are equipped with iced outsoles donning PSG x Jordan co-branding.

The silhouette has also been cut down to a low top, and you'll find bespoke additions to the original 1989 release like lace toggles and the Parisian-style waxed seal on the heels.

These unique touches are what we believe make these shoes such a great collab as PSG and Jordan have worked together to put together something that's unlike some of the best Jordan 5 colourways we've seen in the past.

J Balvin x Air Jordan 2

Best Jordan collabs J Balvin x Air Jordan 2 product image of a light blue sneaker with cloud graphics and a yellow smiley face on the heel.
Credit: Nike

Back to a musical collaboration now and these J Balvin x Air Jordan 2s which, again, features another outside-of-the-box design.

Advertisement

Unlike the OG 2s from 1986, these sneakers are predominately made from a light blue ripstop material with contrasting multi-coloured stitching.

A glow-in-the-dark "Wings" logo then adorns the tongues, while the heels feature a blue sky graphic complete with light clouds and J Balvin's signature smiley face.

There's certainly a lot of light, bright colours going on here, which is one of the reasons why we feel they're also one of the best sneakers for summer around. Whatever the season though, we feel these collaborative 2s are well worth considering for your sneaker collection.

CLOT x Jordan Delta 2 "Flint"

Best Jordan collabs CLOT x Jordan Delta 2 product image of a white, flint grey, and blue sneaker.
Credit: Nike

We're rounding things off with these "Flint" Jordan Delta 2s released in collaboration with Edison Chen's CLOT brand.

The design is said to be inspired by Chen's favourite and best Air Jordans from the past, most notably the "Flint" 13s, an absolute classic throughout Jordan history.

As a result, you'll find several similarities with the Jordan 13, including imprinted mesh uppers and the infamous holographic hangtag which nods to the rich history of Michael Jordan's signature sneaker brand.

You'll also find another reference to MJ's playing career in the form of the #23 on the sides, plus the tongues are complete with Jumpman and CLOT co-branding to complete the collaboration in style.

Frequently asked questions about Jordan collabs

A ton of questions usually pop up when searching for the best Jordan sneakers. Don't worry though because we've answered some of the most commonly asked queries right here.

Where can you buy Jordan collabs?

Most Jordan collabs tend to be released via Nike, the company behind the Jordan line, and through any brand it's working with for the collaboration.

Advertisement

Nike also has a SNKRS launch page that highlights some of the most hotly anticipated drops in its pipeline. That said, we try to cover these drops ahead of time on RealKit. So, if you're looking for the latest Jordans, make sure you check in with us to see what's on the horizon.

You may find some of the most popular Jordan collaborations sell out fast. If so, then we'd recommend checking out resale marketplaces like StockX or GOAT if you're itching to get your hands on a specific set of sneakers.

Both companies authenticate every purchase you make to ensure the second-hand shoes you're buying are legitimate to stop you from spending money on counterfeits.

For more information on this, make sure you check out our list of the best places to buy sneakers and Jordans right here.

When are Jordan collabs released?

There's not really a clear timeline on when new Jordan collabs are released. Most of the time, Jordan and even Nike collabs are revealed and released seemingly at random.

There are some collabs though that tie into certain holidays, seasons, or events. For instance, a music artist might drop a Jordan collab in line with the start of a tour, or Nike might debut a partnership that ties into the holidays.

Advertisement

One thing we have noticed though, especially as of late, is that Jordan does not shy away from working with other brands, so there's really no shortage of great alliances right now to look forward to.

Read More: Best Air Jordan 1s under 200 - Our top picks