Inspired by gravity-defying athletes and space travel, the new Air Jordan 33 was made to change the game of basketball. Thanks to its new FastFit tightening system, the shoe provides optimal lockdown and follows the Air Jordan tradition of boldly bringing the shoe’s innovation to the exterior of the shoe.
Below is Jordan Brand’s Air Jordan 33 Holiday 2018 lineup as well as each of their color inspirations.
Air Jordan 33 Tech Pack Release Date
This colorway was inspired by the high-contrast “Tech Pack” blueprints used to highlight the different zones of a shoe for production. In the case of the Air Jordan XXXIII, each of these zones represents the shoe’s innovation and performance benefits.
Color: Black/Black-Dark Smoke Grey-Sail
Style Code: BV5072-001
Release Date: October 1, 2018 (China Exclusive)
Air Jordan 33 Future Flight Release Date
This colorway was directly inspired by the same, highly functional astronaut suits that informed the overall Air Jordan XXXIII design. The white nods to the suits themselves, while the red, black and gold reference both the suits’ purposeful color placement (to indicate how things work during take-off) and Jordan’s classic combination of black/red.
Color: White/Metallic Gold/Black-Vast Grey
Style Code: AQ8830-100
Release Date: October 18, 2018
Air Jordan 33 Visible Utility Release Date
This colorway was inspired by Nike ACG colorways and vibrant basketball courts. Though it has yellow, pink and red hits, it’s grounded in a neutral beige.
Release Date: November 1, 2018
Air Jordan 33 Guo Ailun PE Release Date
The China-exclusive colorway is inspired by the brand’s first professional Chinese basketball player, Guo Ailun, and his favorite color, island green. The shoe commemorates Guo with a “G” on the left tongue and Mandarin characters that translate to: “What the mind wants, the body will follow.”
Color: White/Metallic Silver-University Red-Clear Jade
Style Code: AQ8830-101
Release Date: November 11, 2018 (China Exclusive)
Air Jordan 33 Utility Blackout Release Date
“Utility Blackout” was inspired by the brand’s history of stealth-inspired colorways. With the exception of red stitching and an ice sole, it’s all black and ready to hit the court.
Release Date: November 29, 2018