Air Jordan 18 “Black/Sport Royal” returned for the first time in 2018. Released on October 11, the original black suede colorway with royal blue accents helped kick off Jordan Brand’s Holiday 2018 lineup of retro releases. The design by Tate Keurbis was inspired by Italian race cars and is arguably one of the most underrated Air Jordans ever. The Air Jordan 18 is known for being the last model Michael Jordan wore in the NBA, during his final season with the Washington Wizards. This 2018 retro replicates the original release of the colorway in 2003 perfectly, with a premium black suede upper and a luxurious appearance.