I truly believe there’s nothing cleaner than a murdered out sneaker. Black on black is classic, sleek and goes with almost anything.
To kick off the inception of this blog, we went out and picked out the best of best all black Jordans, from Air Jordan 1s all the way up to the 13s.
If you’ve got any suggestions for the list, we’ll take them. Leave them in the comments and I’ll take a look.
Air Jordan 1 Retro O.G. – Black on Black with Gum Bottoms
The AJ 1 “Retro High OG” dropped in late 2014 and the classic of all classics continues to reinvest itself in new colorways. The drop features a the classic silhouette with an all black finish around the upper and sole and gum bottoms. These are tough to find, but generally you can pick up a pair on eBay.
Air Jordan 3 Retro O.G. – 5LAB3 Black and Clears
The black / black / clear colorway launched on May 17th of 2014 in the form of the Air Jordan 5Lab3. The sneaker launched as a part of the Air Jordan Elements collection, a style that embodies the classic body of the AJ 3 with some elements of the AJ 5. The sneaker has come cool features when put into a direct light, reflecting it across the smooth upper body.
Air Jordan 4 – Black Python Customs
Snakeskin customs aren’t for everyone, but there’s one thing that’s non debatable – the craftsmen who make these sneakers are f*cking talented. The painful attention to detail makes you tip your hat out respect, and in this case Russian sneaker artist McMaggi are no different. These kicks dropped back in late 2013 and made a pretty big splash in the sneaker world, gracing the pages of all your favorite sneaker sites.
Air Jordan 5 – Black Grape Customs
These are some throwbacks, dating back all the way to 2012 (that’s a throwback for the customs industry). These black grape customs were created by Rudnes, a French sneaker custom artist.
Air Jordan 6 Lows – DMP Black and Golds
I’ve always been a fan of the Defining Moments Pack AJ 6s – these customs just added to the love. Jeff of JordanHead Customs knocked these Jordan 6 low customs out of the park. Jeff took the AJ 6 low Chromes and swapped silver for gold on the base of the shoe. The gold gives it a clean pop that’s unique and classic.
Air Jordan 6 – True Matte Black Customs
We came across these all matte black Jordan 6s on Twitter when we were doing some research for the article. The artwork comes Jimmy Flare, a young sneaker custom artist. Of all the research we did, we found it difficult to find all matte black customs – there were one of the few pairs we could track down. While the pain job isn’t perfect, the matte black is killer.
Air Jordan 7 – Black “Nothing But Net” Customs
These customs some from Anthony Soria, a Texas based custom sneaker artist. They feature an all black body with a colorful sweater print wrapped around it. I think these customs outdo the original sneakers, which is incredibly rare in the customs vs. O.G. colorways debate.
Air Jordan 10 – All Black “OVOs”
I’ve never been a huge fan of the 10s (don’t hate them, just don’t love them) but I do really like the collaboration between Drake’s OVO team and the design team at Jordan. The all black 10s have a heavy look to them, almost like the Jordan version of Timberlands. Definitely a great start to the Drake + Jordan brand relationship.
Air Jordan 11 – “Black Tiffany” Low Customs
Back in late 2013 Eddie Garcia, aka EBreez3, dropped some custom 11 lows in the “black tiffany” style. The sneakers tout an all black base with a “tiffany” blue (green?) mid sole, giving the kicks an added pop. Eddie also thew in some diamond tags on the tongue.
Air Jordan 11 – “Black & Yellows” Low Customs
Liz Miller has quickly become one of my favorite customizers. Her Instagram account is filled with her work, and it’s definitely worth checking out. One of my favorites are these Jordan 11 lows that she murdered out in all black and adding some nice yellow color details for the contrasting pop.
Special shout out to Liz who actually put together an entire pack dedicated to matte black Jordans.
Air Jordan 12 – “All Black OVOs”
We put the all black 10s in here, we couldn’t leave out the 12s. This collaboration was the first between Drake (OVO) and the Jordan brand which has turned into a lasting and powerful relationship. I wanted to get these when they first dropped, but never ended up getting the chance.
Air Jordan 13 – “Low Quai 54”
The all black version of the AJ 13 is the latest collaboration between Quai 54 and the Jordan brand. The first version of this sneaker was all white, this time around they murdered it out in all black. The sneaker stems from the Quai 54 tournament at Trocadero in Paris, where the Jordan sponsored street ball tournament takes places.
That’s all we got folks. If you’ve got a pair of all black custom Jordans you’d like to see added, just leave them in the comments and we will keep this list updated.