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Today, we named our Top 10 Retros of 2014 so far. We're also taking a look ahead.

The second half of the year shows great promise, mainly because of a loaded holiday schedule. Three things you should be keeping an eye out for; Sport Blue, Black/Infrared and 'Legend Blue.'

With the 'Sport Blue' Air Jordan 6 making its first retro appearance, Jordan Brand decided to throw the color on a few other silos, including the Air Jordan 3, Air Jordan 14 and Air Jordan 1 KO.

As the celebration of the Air Jordan 6's 23rd anniversary winds down, it looks like the Black/Infrared colorway worn by Michael Jordan when he won his first championship will cause chaos on Black Friday.

The holiday Air Jordan 11 release is always the biggest of the year, and for 2014, Jordan Brand is finally brining back the 'Columbia' colorway. Technically, the description says 'Legend Blue,' but light blue is light blue.

Which Air Jordan release are you looking forward to the most for the second half of 2014? Scroll through the options below, cast your vote and let us know why in the comment section.

Air Jordan XX9

Air Jordan XX9
Expected Release Date: September

Tailored for flight, the Air Jordan XX9 featured an all-new performance woven upper. Russell Westbrook debuted PE colorways during the playoffs, but the launch has been pushed back to September to fall in line with the start of the new season.


Air Jordan III 3 Sport Blue

Air Jordan 3 Retro 'Sport Blue'
Expected Release Date: August 16

The Air Jordan 3 borrows sport blue from the 6 and adds it to its already classic 'Black Cement' base.


Air Jordan III 3 Wolf Grey

Air Jordan 3 Retro 'Wolf Grey'
Expected Release Date: July 19

You add light grey to just about any Air Jordan and it wins at retail. Don't expect these to be any different.


Air Jordan 3Lab5 Metallic

Air Jordan 3Lab5 'Metallic'
Expected Release Date: Fall

The 3Lab5 hasn't been a tough sell — bringing the concept to the classic 'Metallic' colorway may make for the shoe's best look yet.


Air Jordan VI 6 Sport Blue

Air Jordan 6 Retro 'Sport Blue'
Expected Release Date: August 30

One of the few remaining original Air Jordans that yet to be retroed finally gets its re-release. The long-awaited 'Sport Blue' 6 returns pretty much like we remember it in celebration of the model's 23rd anniversary.


Air Jordan VI 6 Black/Infrared

Air Jordan 6 Retro Black/Infrared
Expected Release Date: November 28

If you're going to celebrate Michael Jordan's first NBA championship, you have to do it with the shoe he won it in. After the White/Infrared colorway dropped earlier this year, we're getting the black-based colorway for Black Friday.


Air Jordan VI 6 History of Air Jordan

Air Jordan 6 Retro 'History of Air Jordan'
Expected Release Date: N/A

We're still awaiting more details on this release, but pretty much anything predominantly red is generating sneaker community buzz right now.


Air Jordan XI 11 Legend Blue Columbia

Air Jordan 11 Retro 'Legend Blue'
Expected Release Date: December 20

Despite the instant sell out, sneakerheads were disappointed when the 'Gamma Blue' Air Jordan 11 dropped last season in place of 'Columbias.' This year, we get our wish...sort of. 'Legend Blue' is the hue this time, but it's pretty much the same as MJ's '96 All-Star shoe.


Air Jordan XIV 14 Black Toe

Air Jordan 14 Retro 'Black Toe'
Expected Release Date: September 20

This original colorway makes its way back to shelves, this time without ribbed side panels.


Air Jordan XIV 14 Red Suede Ferrari

Air Jordan 14 Retro 'Ferrari'
Expected Release Date: Fall

Straight from G$'s vault, the 'Ferrari' Air Jordan 14 will finally see the light of day. The actual design was inspired by Michael Jordan's red Ferrari F550, and this colorway takes things a up a notch.


Air Jordan XIV 14 Thunder

Air Jordan 14 Retro 'Thunder'
Expected Release Date: July 4

Collectors seem to be more enthusiastic about the new retro 14 colorways releasing this year than the originals. With a look similar to the popular 4 Retro, this pair has been dubbed 'Thunder' an hits stores next week.


Air Jordan XIV 14 Sport Blue

Air Jordan 14 Retro 'Sport Blue'
Expected Release Date: August 2

Another model inherits sport blue for a fall release. And again, grey retros win.


Air Jordan 1 KO High Sport blue

Air Jordan 1 KO High 'Sport Blue'
Expected Release Date: Fall

It looks like these are sport blue instead of royal. It also looks like everybody who thought the latter is still going to cop a pair.