Weekly Air Jordan retro releases have been a constant in sneakers for what seems like forever at this point. Every Saturday morning, the Jumpman continues to find new colors and inspirations—no matter how far fetched some of them might be—to dress Michael Jordan’s various signature sneakers. Despite the large amount of colorways always popping up on store shelves, they don’t always resonate quite the same way that the OG pairs do when they come back around.
The Air Jordan 1 arrived over three decades ago in 1985, and its inaugural color schemes are still among the best. The same goes for the Air Jordan 3, 4, 5, and so on. Due to their popularity, a lot of them still go for a pretty penny on the resell market in deadstock condition. But not all hope is lost. Some of the pairs can be copped for right around retail, if not a little more. It just takes a little bit of looking. Luckily, we already did it for you.
Take a look at 10 of the most affordable OG Air Jordan colorways below.
Air Jordan 1 ‘Shadow’ (2018)
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Retail Price: $160
Average Resell Price: $242
Air Jordan 1s drop in abundance these days. Some might be tired of seeing new colorways dress the model, but the OG colorways should always be welcomed into the rotation. While others like the “Bred” and “Royal” hold a price tag a little to high for us to include here, the 2018 retro of the “Shadow” 1 hovers right around the $240 mark. An Air Jordan 1 you can wear with literally anything is a no brainer.
Air Jordan 3 ‘Black Cement’ (2018)
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Retail Price: $200
Average Resell Price: $252
The Air Jordan 3 is considered by many to be the best of Michael Jordan’s signature sneakers. The “Black Cement” iteration is arguably the best colorway. A handful of retro releases have occurred over the years, but 2018’s is the best value. Sure, you can find older retros for at a slightly lower cost, but the OG “Nike Air” branding on these is worth shelling out a little extra.��
Air Jordan 3 ‘Fire Red’ (2007)
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Retail Price: $125
Average Resell Price: $174
For some reason, the “Fire Red” Air Jordan 3 is an OG colorway that was never quite held in the same regard as some of its counterparts. Lucky for you, that also means it doesn’t fetch a ton on the resell market. You can’t really go wrong with a Chicago Bulls colorway, and the “Fire Red” is definitely a solid option if you want to add a pair of 3s to your collection at a bit of a discount.