Reviewed & updated: October 19, 2022 by Jamie Wilson BA
What’s better than an Air Jordan trainer? How about an Air Jordan trainer made using all of the best bits of design from the past collection of Air Jordan’s history? Here’s all you need to know about the Dub Zero trainers.
As one of Nike’s most iconic trainer ranges, the Air Jordan has become immortalised within sneaker culture as a truly iconic trainer style. Ever since 1984, when Michael Jordan and Nike decided to collaborate on a pair of basketball sneakers, the Air Jordan trainer range has gone from strength to strength.
Fast becoming one of Nike’s most popular shoes, the Air Jordan’s boast unique style with innovative design for support and sport activities. The Air Jordan style has become so popular that they made a hybrid shoe, made from parts of past Air Jordan designs, the Jordan Dub Zero was born.
Nike Air Jordan Dub Zeros
In 2005, Nike decided to collate the best and brightest design features of nearly all the Original Retro Air Jordan’s. From The Air Jordan I – XX. In the same year, Nike released the Air Jordan XX, celebrating Michael Jordan and his career. The Air Jordan Dub Zero was a tribute to one of Nike’s most famous designers, Tinker Hatfield.
The Dub Zero Jordan’s were originally released in several colour way designs. The original retro Dubs came in five main colour-ways:
- black, white and blue.
- Ceramic white.
- Black and gold taupe.
- White and varsity red.
- Finally, Midnight blue and grey.
During 2015, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Air Jordan trainer range, Nike re-released the Dub Zeros in three new colour-way designs. The first of which were named the ‘Classic Charcoal’ Dub Zeros. The sneaker comes with laser printing on the dark grey upper panel. This is combined with a classic charcoal and white trim to complete the shoe.
During the same year, on the 24th January, also celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Air Jordan franchise range, Nike also re-released the Dub Zero’s in the ‘wolf grey’ colour-way. These Dub Zeros came with laser printing along a wolf grey upper panel, combined with a university blue and white trim to complete the shoe.
Finally, also released in 2015, were the Dub Zero ‘Teals’. The Dub Zero ‘Teals’ came with laser printing on the upper panel of the shoe in a teal colour-way, combined with light green spark and blue graphite trim. They were the last of the three re-releases to drop, and came on 7th March.
Unfortunately, as happens whenever Nike release a new Air Jordan style, there are many fake colour-way designs of the Air Jordan Dub Zeros. Sadly, the most famous of these, the Spongebob colour-way Dub Zeros, are most certainly a fake. Although, we kinda wish that they weren’t.
- The sole from the Air Jordan 4.
- Pull loop on back of the heel is from the Air Jordan 6.
- Patent leather throughout design, from Air Jordan 11.
- The Air Jordan 12 inspired the T W O 3 on the tongue.
- The upper shape taken from the Air Jordan 13.
- Woven area on the heel from the Air Jordan 15.
- The laser engrained upper is taken from the Air Jordan 20, and is arguably the most striking feature on the shoe.
£60 – 130
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