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Air Jordan 23 aka XXIII aka The Last Ones aka No Glues… now this looks better

Remember These???

 Air Jordan 23 - First Look

Well, This Is What They Really Gonna Look Like

 Air Jordan 23 White and Red from

(Many thanks to Sneakerfiles and for pictures)



How in the world does Air-Randy get these wonderful toys? I think he is secretly Air Jordan himself selling his own shoes. How else does he get them 2 months before they come out??? LOL Anyway, I had doubts that the Last Air Jordan was going to look good. In fact I though it was going to be a very large flop that would have been almost as big as the Air Jordan 15 were.

But I was wrong.

Air Jordan XXIII Black and Red from Air-Randy

Really Wrong (but not too much lol)

 Detail Shot of Air Jordan 23 Red and Whites - From Air

 Remember that this is an advanced sneaker; no glue was used (although I am sure there is some glue somewhere but as far as glue to keep the sneaker together, there is none) and its is supposed to be a very light weight sneaker as well.

I am not as into the red and whites as I am into the black and reds. The MJ signature all over the sneaker is just a bit much for me (I am still getting them though). The black and reds are real smooth even with all those freakin triangles on them.

Air Jordan 23 - From Sneakerfiles

I still say the sneaker could have looked WAY better and the fact that most people will not be taking this thing to the court should have been a factor. It is very obvious that he made a performance basketball sneaker that is ready for the court rather than a fashion statement sneaker that can also go on the court if you want to…  but I think rather than worried about how easily they can be counter fitted, I think it could have looked more like this. The comments on this sneaker from Sneakerfiles are mostly positive but their are some critics:

sneaker_fiend101 said

am December 28 2007 @ 12:52 am

yu guys are dumb stupid retards these shoes are beyond ugly there disgusting its sad how they end it with a ugly shoe i was expecting better these are horrible and nasty looking all you people are hypocrits for liking these there hideous sneakers…and they are over priced at 185 thats dumb for this ugly shoe

i feel sorry for jb…they wont make money

That is one of the milder critics LOL. I don’t mind the price of 185 dollars… but I still say they should have looked better. How can you make the Air Jordan 14, the Air Jordan 11, the 7, 8, 13 and 1 and then come up with this?

Nevertheless,  the Last Ones (a play on the Last Shots) is A MUST BUY.


These sneakers are still hot enough in looks to get and if you like Jordan or/and you are a sneaker freak, then it is no question that you must get this. I think Jordan knew this and that is why he went with a performance sneaker with no glue

Oh and remember the first look at the box the Jordan’s will come in? Well here is another look:

The BOXXIII - Air Jordan 23 Box - from

I am sure there will be plenty of clothing to go with this from Air Jordan himself. Anything from those gawd awful jeans he endorses (they are just jeans with imprints of Air Jordan sneaker on them… come on!!! Be more original than that!)  to those really nice jackets, t-shirts, hats, and hoodies will be available.

I think next year will be a great year for sneakers and especially for Air Jordan.


7 responses

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  2. Nick Magucci

    These are pretty ugly i dont understand why they didnt get tinker back in.after he made the 7’s there were no better.andybody agree

    January 12, 2008 at 10:36 am

  3. José Capili

    give it a break.

    there are so many people out there who dislike any new Jordan when it’s released. and guess what—all of the designs have the tendency to grow on you. Tinker also designed shoes after Jordan VII. and by far, VI & XI were the best.

    these will, no doubt, sell fast. everyone knows what happens to deadstock Jordans after a couple years. i know i’m coppin mine.

    January 18, 2008 at 7:08 pm

  4. Tyree

    These old jordans are ugly

    January 24, 2008 at 6:44 pm

  5. Mike

    Sneakers??? Ha, those butt ugly things are the worst, gayest
    looking things that pass off as footware.

    Obviously designed to meet the more discriminating tastes
    of the non-white population.

    And as far as growing on me, I’d rather have a foot fungus
    growing on my foot than these things.

    $50 to produce, $1500 to buy.

    February 5, 2008 at 11:18 am

  6. Nike174

    The black ones are the best everybody is hatin on them some jordans just look like normal sneakers but these are performance sneakers@!

    March 21, 2008 at 9:54 pm

  7. AussieBaller

    Are you guys serious?

    Have any of you even seen these in real life? They’re pretty sick and they look heaps good, they’re not ugly at all – they just seem like it because of the patterns on the side but IRL they do look alot better.

    I own a pair of these myself and they are definately performance shoes. I’ve played with these a few times on the court (and cleaned em up good afterwards lol) and they’re pretty comfortable and really light.

    June 8, 2008 at 3:57 am

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